Itron today announced the appointment of Tom Deitrich as president and chief executive officer.
Tom Deitrich has served as Itron’s executive vice president and COO since October 2015. Tom Deitrich succeeds Philip Mezey, who has been president and CEO since 2013. Philip Mezey announced his retirement earlier this year and will work with Deitrich to ensure a smooth transition.
After joining Itron in 2015, Tom Deitrich has played a major role in shaping the company’s strategy to partner with cities and utilities. He architected the company’s innovation and product strategy, created the product business units and commercial and customer enablement organization, and enhanced overall operations.
Tom Deitrich has more than 20 years of experience in management roles in operations at leading technology firms, including Freescale Semiconductor, Flextronics International, Sony Ericsson and General Electric.