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Itron CEO and workers meet with Obama in White House ceremony


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Itron CEO Malcolm Unsworth, along with other representatives of U.S. energy companies, met with President Barack Obama today (April 30) at the White House. (Associated Press photo found on www.whitehouse.gov)

Unsworth, who became CEO last year of metering-system powerhouse Itron last year, stands to the left of the president in this shot from a meeting in the Rose Garden. With Unsworth were two Itron manufacturing workers at the event, James Morris and Carla Reysack (far left).

The event saluted companies using federal stimulus money to help improve the country's energy infrastructure.  A transcript of the proceedings is here.

Itron smart grid solutions were recognized in January by the U.S. Department of Energy for their contribution to a robust clean energy economy.

Itron makes advanced meters used by electric utilities across the world. It also designs advanced meters for gas and water utilities.




Tom Sowa
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