Today, Itron announced Ben Huggins has joined the company as senior vice president of Customer and Market Experience (CME), effective immediately. Ben will succeed Mark de Vere White who is leaving the company to pursue other opportunities.

Ben brings over 20 years of diverse experience from the military, aerospace and industrial markets. He has served in leadership roles within the maintenance, manufacturing, supply chain, general management and sales functions. Ben’s expertise includes selling products, systems, software and outcome-based solutions across a broad range of global markets.

Prior to joining Itron, Ben worked with Honeywell for the last 15 years, serving in a variety of leadership and sales roles, most recently as the global vice president of sales for the Process Solutions business unit. Prior to Honeywell, Ben was an officer in the U.S. Marine Corps.

“Ben joins Itron with a wealth of global experience in sales and general management. His diverse background and experience selling comprehensive solutions will benefit Itron and our customers,” said Tom Deitrich, Itron’s president and chief executive officer.

Ben added, “I’m excited to join Itron and help utilities and cities innovate the way they manage energy and water. Building on Itron’s legacy, together we’ll progress toward the most important infrastructure priorities of the 21st century. I look forward to working with the CME team, the broader Itron organization and our customers and partners toward this purpose in the months and years to come.”

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