Aclara announced that Brad Kitterman has joined the company as its president.
Kitterman is a utility-industry veteran who has served as president of Schlumberger’s North America Utilities Division, where, under his leadership, revenues doubled from $300 million to $600 million in four years through both internal growth and acquisitions such as Cellnet Data Systems and Convergent Group. He began his career at Schlumberger as a development engineer in its Electricity Metering Division and also led its North American Engineering Group.
Kitterman is a well-rounded executive, having served most recently as president and CEO of Asahi Glass Co.’s North America Division. In addition, he was president and chief operating officer of Walter Industries’ $500 million U.S. Pipe & Foundry business, and served as president of the North America Energy & Utilities business of LogicaCMG, which specializes in helping utilities get the most out of asset management and GIS systems.
“Brad not only brings a wealth of executive experience to Aclara, but his enthusiasm, leadership qualities and customer focus will both ensure Aclara’s continued success and help us meet the challenges of the future,” said Victor Richey, chairman and CEO of ESCO Technologies Inc.
Kitterman is a graduate of Auburn University with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering.