People: Itron Inc (ITRI.O)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Jon Eliassen

67 2010 Independent Chairman of the Board

Philip Mezey

54 2013 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Steven Helmbrecht

51 2012 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

John Holleran

59 2013 Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President

W. Mark Schmitz

62 2014 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Michel Cadieux

56 2014 Senior Vice President - Human Resources

Russell Vanos

2013 Senior Vice President - Strategy and Business Development

Shannon Votava

53 2013 Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary

Michael Pulli

49 2014 Director

Kirby Dyess

67 2006 Independent Director

Charles Gaylord

2006 Independent Director

Thomas Glanville

55 2001 Independent Director

Sharon Nelson

67 2003 Independent Director

Gary Pruitt

2006 Independent Director

Graham Wilson

69 1990 Independent Director

Lynda Ziegler

61 2013 Independent Director

Barbara Doyle

2014 IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Jon Eliassen

Mr. Jon E. Eliassen is Independent Chairman of the Board of Itron Inc., since January 1, 2010. He also currently serves as the president and chief executive officer of Red Lion Hotels Corporation, a New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) traded company headquartered in Spokane, Washington, a position he has held since January 2010. From 2003 until 2007, Mr. Eliassen was president and chief executive officer of the Spokane Area Economic Development Council, and from 1970 until 2003, he held numerous positions within Avista Corporation, a company involved in the production, transmission, and distribution of electricity and natural gas, before retiring in 2003 as senior vice president and chief financial officer, a position he had held since 1986. In addition, Mr. Eliassen is a member of the board of directors of IT Lifeline, a privately held technology company, and Red Lion Hotels Corporation.

Philip Mezey

Mr. Philip C. Mezey is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Itron Inc., since January 1, 2013. Mr. Mezey joined Itron in March 2003 as Managing Director of Software Development for Itron’s Energy Management Solutions Group as part of Itron’s acquisition of Silicon Energy Corp., where he had most recently served as its President of Product Development and Sales. Mr. Mezey was promoted to Group Vice President and Manager of Software Solutions in 2004. In 2005, he became Sr. Vice President Software Solutions, and in 2007 Mr. Mezey became Sr. Vice President and Chief Operating Officer – Itron North America.

Steven Helmbrecht

Mr. Steven M. Helmbrecht is no longer Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of Itron Inc., effective December 31, 2014. Mr. Helmbrecht joined Itron in 2002 as Vice President and General Manager, International, and was named Sr. Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in 2005. Previously, Mr. Helmbrecht was Chief Financial Officer of LineSoft Corporation, acquired by Itron in 2002.

John Holleran

Mr. John W. Holleran serves as Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President of Itron Inc., since January 1, 2013. Mr. Holleran joined Itron in January 2007 as Sr. Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary. On January 1, 2012, Mr. Holleran transferred his responsibilities as General Counsel to Shannon M. Votava. In 2006, Mr. Holleran was associated with Holleran Law Offices PLLC, and in 2005 was Executive Vice President, Administration, and Chief Legal Officer for Boise Cascade, LLC, the paper and forest products company resulting from the reorganization of Boise Cascade Corporation, in 2004. While with Boise Cascade Corporation, Mr. Holleran most recently served as Sr. Vice President, Human Resources, and General Counsel.

W. Mark Schmitz

Mr. W. Mark Schmitz is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of the Company. Before joining Itron, Mr. Schmitz was CFO at Alghanim Industries, a global, multi-industry corporation headquartered in Kuwait, from March 2009 to December 2013. From August 2007 to October 2008, he was Executive Vice President and CFO at Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company. He served as Vice President and CFO at Tyco International’s Fire and Security Segment from January 2003 to July 2007.

Michel Cadieux

Mr. Michel C. Cadieux is Senior Vice President - Human Resources of the Company. He is responsible for leading Itron’s global Human Resources department. Before joining Itron, Mr. Cadieux was Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Security at Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. from 2008 to 2012. He worked at Advanced Micro Devices from 2000 to 2008, where he was Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Chief Talent Officer.

Russell Vanos

Mr. Russell E. Vanos serves as Senior Vice President - Strategy and Business Development of Itron Inc., since January 1, 2013. Mr. Vanos joined Itron in 1980 and since then has held various positions in sales, marketing, and operations. Most recently Mr. Vanos served as Vice President, Global Smart Grid Solutions and Business Development from November 2011 through December 2012. Prior to this role Mr. Vanos served as Vice President and General Manager, Sales and Marketing from January 2011 to November 2011 and as Vice President, Marketing from January 2007 through December 2010.

Shannon Votava

Ms. Shannon M. Votava serves as Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary of Itron Inc. Ms. Votava joined Itron in May 2010 as Assistant General Counsel and was promoted to Vice President and General Counsel on January 1, 2012, and she assumed the responsibilities of Corporate Secretary on January 1, 2013. Before joining Itron, Ms. Votava was Associate General Counsel, Commercial at Cooper Industries plc from October 2008 to April 2010 and General Counsel at Honeywell Electronic Materials, Inc. from 2003 to October 2008.

Michael Pulli

Mr. Michael V. Pulli is no longer serves as Director of the Company. Mr. Pulli currently serves as chief executive officer of Pace Plc, a London-based company that creates world-wide technologies, products and services for the broadcast and broadband industries, including media servers, gateways, and other digital services to its customers. Pace is also the world’s market leader in set-top boxes for the television industry. Mr. Pulli was appointed CEO of Pace in December 2011, after nearly eight years as president of Pace Americas, where he was responsible for the company’s businesses in the USA, Canada and Latin America. In his role as CEO, Mr. Pulli is responsible for leading Pace’s global strategy. Prior to joining Pace in 2004, Mr. Pulli was CEO of the broadcasting company Digital Latin America. Previous to that, he spent eight years at Motorola in various senior management positions, including vice president of international operations. Mr. Pulli also serves on the Board of Directors of Pace, which is traded on the London Stock Exchange under the symbol PIC.

Kirby Dyess

Ms. Kirby A. Dyess is Independent Director of Itron Inc., since May 9, 2006. Ms. Dyess is a principal in Austin Capital Management LLC where she invests in and assists early stage companies. Prior to forming Austin Capital Management LLC in 2003, Ms. Dyess spent 23 years at Intel Corporation where she most recently served as its corporate vice president and as director of operations for Intel Capital, until her retirement in December 2002. While at Intel, she also served as vice president and director of new business development and corporate vice president and director of human resources worldwide. Ms. Dyess serves on the board of directors of Viasystems Group Inc., a public company whose shares are traded on NASDAQ. She also serves on the board of Complí, a privately-held company that provides compliance software to companies, and chairs the board of Prolifiq SW Inc., a privately-held enterprise software company. She has served as vice president and president of the Oregon Board of Higher Education, and served on its board from 2004 to 2009. In 2009, Ms. Dyess was elected to the board of directors of Portland General Electric (PGE), a public utility whose shares are traded on NYSE.

Charles Gaylord

Mr. Charles H. Gaylord, Jr., is Independent Director of Itron Inc., since May 9, 2006. Mr. Gaylord has been a private technology investor focusing on software and communications since 1994. Until his retirement in 1994, Mr. Gaylord was executive vice president for Intuit Inc., a developer of personal and small business finance software programs such as “Quicken” and “QuickBooks”. From 1990 to 1993, he served as chairman and chief executive officer of ChipSoft, Inc., the original publisher of the tax preparation software program “TurboTax”. Mr. Gaylord is a member of the board of directors and a member of the compensation committee of Proximetry Inc., a privately-held company, and a member of the advisory board of Technology Crossover Ventures I, an investment firm that invests primarily in private and public information technology companies.

Thomas Glanville

Mr. Thomas S. Glanville is Independent Director of Itron Inc., since 2001. Mr. Glanville has been managing partner of both Eschelon Energy Partners, LP, an energy industry private equity firm, and Eschelon Advisors, a financial and strategic consulting firm to energy/utility industry principals, since 2003. From 1999-2002, Mr. Glanville served as vice president of technology and new ventures for Reliant Energy, Inc., one of the world’s international energy services companies, and its affiliate, Reliant Resources, Inc. He currently serves on the boards of directors of the following privately-held oil and gas exploration and production companies: Chroma Exploration and Production, Inc.; Strand Energy, L.L.C.; and Passenger Energy Partners, LLC. He is currently chairman of the Texas Tri-Cities branch (Houston, Austin, San Antonio) of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD).

Sharon Nelson

Ms. Sharon L. Nelson is Independent Director of Itron Inc., since March 2003. Ms. Nelson is an attorney and served as chief of the Consumer Protection Division of the Washington State Attorney General’s Office from 2003 to 2006, and as director of the Shidler Center for Law, Commerce, and Technology at the University of Washington from 2000 to 2003. In addition, Ms. Nelson has been a consultant to both corporations and nonprofit organizations specializing in advice on public policy and regulation. In the past she has served as chair of the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission and as president of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners. She served as a commissioner on the National Commission on Energy Policy from 2002 to 2010, and in 2011 she was co-chair of the State Energy Strategy Advisory Committee for the State of Washington. Currently she serves as co-chair of the U.S. China Clean Energy Forum. Previously, Ms. Nelson served as chair of the board of directors of Consumers Union, publisher of Consumer Reports. She also served previously as a member of the Board of Trustees of the North American Electrical Reliability Corporation (NERC) based in Princeton, New Jersey. NERC’s members consist of the owners, operators, and users of the North American bulk electrical system. The U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission granted NERC the legal authority to enforce reliability standards on users of the bulk power system.

Gary Pruitt

Mr. Gary E. Pruitt is Independent Director of Itron Inc., since October 1, 2006. From 2002 until his retirement in October 2009, Mr. Pruitt was chairman and chief executive officer of Univar N.V., a chemical distribution company with distribution centers in the U.S., Canada, and Europe. He had been associated with Univar and related entities since 1978 and held a variety of senior management positions within Univar and Van Waters & Rogers, Inc., which ultimately became Vopak USA Inc. Mr. Pruitt worked at Arthur Andersen & Co. as a chartered accountant from 1973 through 1977. He currently serves on the board of Premera Blue Cross, and on the boards of directors of the following NYSE traded companies: Public Storage, Inc.; Esterline Technologies Corporation; and PS Business Parks, Inc.

Graham Wilson

Mr. Graham M. Wilson is Independent Director of Itron Inc., since 1990. Mr. Wilson has been sole shareholder and chairman of GraWil Consultants Inc., a management and financial consultant firm, since 2002. Prior to that, he was employed by Westcoast Energy Inc., an integrated energy company, where he held the positions of executive vice president and chief financial officer, and president and chief executive officer of services. Mr. Wilson also serves on the boards of directors of the following public Canadian companies: British Columbia Ferries Services Inc., Naikun Wind Energy Group Inc., and Hardwoods Distribution, Inc.

Lynda Ziegler

Ms. Lynda L. Ziegler is Independent Director of Itron, Inc. Ms. Ziegler recently retired from Southern California Edison (SCE), one of the electric utilities in the U.S., whose parent is Edison International. During her tenure at SCE, she held various management positions related to customer program offerings, customer service, development, communication and implementation of energy efficiency programs, marketing and communication of smart meters, and generally led all aspects of delivering power to almost 5 million customers. From 2006 to 2011, Ms. Ziegler was Senior Vice President of Customer Service, and from January 1, 2011 until her retirement in September of 2012, she served as Executive Vice President of Power Delivery Services, where she was responsible for transmission and distribution construction and maintenance, customer service, information technology (IT), and support services including procurement and real estate management. In the past she has served on the advisory committee for power delivery and utilization at the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), and currently serves as a founding member of the Board of the Association for Women in Water and Energy.

Barbara Doyle

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