A highly-respected executive both domestically and internationally, with broad experience throughout the utility industry, Malcolm Unsworth was named chief executive officer of Itron in March 2009. Prior to his post as CEO, he was Itron’s president and chief operating officer. He was elected to its board of directors in December 2008. Unsworth joined Itron as senior vice president, Hardware Solutions, in July of 2004, when Itron acquired Schulmberger Electricity Metering. In April 2007, when Itron acquired Actaris Metering Systems, he was promoted to senior vice president and chief operating officer, for Itron International (formerly known as Actaris Metering Systems). Mr. Unsworth also serves on the Board of Governors of NEMA – the National Electric Manufacturers Association.
While at Schlumberger, Unsworth spent 25 years in management and vice president-level positions, including 11 years associated with the electricity meter business. He was also vice president and general manager of Schlumberger’s North American operations, responsible for the CellNet division of the company and its water, electricity and gas products. Unsworth has a bachelor’s in mechanical and production engineering from Salford University in the United Kingdom and has earned the grade of Professional Engineer.