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Elster has named Mark Munday chief technology officer (CTO) and appointed Edward Myszka executive vice president of electricity for North America.

Munday joined Elster in 1981 and has led the North American electricity business for the past 11 years. He has been awarded more than 31 U.S. patents related to smart grid and metering technology.

In the newly created position of CTO, Munday will be responsible for driving research and development and technology innovation efforts across the company.

Myszka joins Elster with more than 28 years of advanced technology and business experience. He spent the past six years as a member of the senior executive team at Comverge Inc., a demand response smart grid company. Prior to Comverge, he spent more than 17 years with Motorola Inc., holding positions of increasing responsibility, most recently as head of its OEM energy systems group.

Both Munday and Myszka will serve on the company's group executive board and will report directly to CEO Simon Beresford-Wylie.

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