RALEIGH, N.C., July 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Elster Solutions, the North American business unit of Elster Electricity, announced today that it is promoting Mike Caranfa to the role of Vice President Sales Operations and General Manager of the US East and West Sales Regions. In his new role, Caranfa will oversee the account management program to provide greater customer focus and work closely with manufacturing and program delivery to improve the overall customer experience. This change further highlights the importance of Elster's relationship with its customers and provides a stronger environment of continuous improvement that Elster's customers deserve.
"Mike has delivered consistent, high performance leadership throughout his tenure at Elster," said Mark Fronmuller, President, Elster Solutions. "I'm pleased that Mike has accepted this important role."
Before joining Elster in 2007, Caranfa spent 16 years in the telecommunications, technology and utility industries where he served in various leadership positions including managing business development teams and high performance sales organizations. He is a retired Army Infantry officer with 22 years of combined service in the Army and Army National Guard. He earned his MBA from Penn State University and serves as a commissioner for the City of Plano, Texas.
"Elster has a reputation for integrity, hard work and treating the customer right," said Caranfa. "My objective is to facilitate an even stronger engagement with our customers and align the organization in anticipation of the next generation of Elster solutions and services."
Elster delivers complete Smart Grid and Energy Management Solutions that drive energy efficiency, operational improvements and cost savings for utilities, commercial and industrial customers and consumers. Elster uses its speed and agility to drive interoperability and open standards and strategically collaborates with customers and partners.
Its end-to-end electricity, water and gas offerings include advanced meters/sensors, secure communications, and data collection, management and analytics. Elster is dedicated to customer success in more than 130 countries through Elster's professional integration services, technical support and training.