February 01, 2011 14:36 ET

Corix Makes New Executive Appointments for U.S. Utilities Operations

Positions Recognize Increasing Growth and Importance of U.S. Market

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Feb. 1, 2011) - The Corix Group of Companies recently made a number of new executive appointments for its U.S. utility operations that send a strong message about the priority that Corix is placing on the U.S. market.

"I'm very pleased to announce that Kevin Meagher is now Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Corix Utilities in the U.S. and Jeff Van Ess has been appointed Vice President, U.S. Measurement Services," said Brett Hodson, President and CEO of Corix. "These moves reflect the significant contributions that Kevin and Jeff have made to Corix's success, as well as the increasing growth and importance of the U.S. market."

Kevin will draw on over thirty years of utility industry experience as he takes on responsibility for the overall operations of Corix Utilities in the United States, which consists of more than 1000 employees and over twenty utility and municipal projects. A long time employee of Corix, his previous roles have included Vice President, Operations and Vice President and General Manager, Corix Measurement U.S.

Jeff was one of the original founders of FieldTech, one of first national meter automation implementation companies in the U.S. and which was later acquired by Corix. After a time with Johnson Controls Inc. to manage their Municipal Utility Solution business unit, he returned to Corix Utilities in the fall of 2010 to lead the US Measurement business in its continued aggressive growth initiatives in the Smart Metering Solution business with further expansion into emerging technology markets to build sustainable communities.

"We have added some substantial utility operations in the U.S. in the last few years and anticipate even more activity in this area," concluded Hodson. The appointments of Kevin and Jeff will help support that growth and build an even stronger U.S. management team for Corix."

About Corix

The Corix Group of Companies specializes in products and utility solutions for sustainable infrastructure in the water, wastewater and energy sectors and provides field metering services for clients across North America. It has over 2000 employees in 60 locations across North America. Corix is a private company whose primary owners are BC Investment Management Corporation and CAI Capital Management Inc., two large and stable members of the Canadian investment community who specialize in public pension funds. Please visit for more information.

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