Sarah Hlavinka has been appointed as Itron’s new senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary, effective Aug. 6, 2018. Hlavinka brings more than 25 years of experience as a senior advisor and business executive with broad-based experience and legal background in the information technology, service, manufacturing and healthcare industries. Most recently, Hlavinka served as executive vice president, general counsel and secretary at Xerox Corporation. Prior to Xerox, Hlavinka was an executive vice president, general counsel and secretary at ABM Industries Incorporated, a leading provider of integrated facility services, for nearly 10 years. Previously, she has served in various legal roles in companies, including Fisher Scientific International, Benchmark Electronics, Hewlett Packard Company and Cooper Industries.
“Sarah is a results-driven professional with a diverse background and proven track record managing a wide array of issues, including corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, compliance, and litigation,” said Philip Mezey, president and chief executive officer of Itron. “Sarah’s depth of experience in the technology sector will be invaluable to Itron as we continue to evolve and grow our company.”
“I’m excited join to Itron and bring my expertise to the company in advising senior executives on legal issues, from corporate governance to risk management,” said Hlavinka. “I look forward to building relationships across the organization and with the board of directors as we work together to serve our customers in the utilities and cities sectors.”