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Tollgrade Communications Inc. has appointed James F. Andrus vice president of global smart grid sales.

In this role, Andrus will be responsible for leading Tollgrade's smart grid sales strategies and account management for the company's LightHouse offerings worldwide.

Before joining Tollgrade, Andrus was vice president of the Americas at Echelon Corp. Prior to this, he held executive sales management positions at ABB, Itron, Elster and ACLARA. He is also a former president of Utilimetrics.

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