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Mississippi Development Authority taps Jim McArthur as new deputy director

  Jim McArthur, a former utility equipment sales executive, has joined the Mississippi Development Authority as deputy director. McArthur brings nearly 20 years in business development, marketing and economic development to the post, the MDA says. Previously, McArthur served for three years as regional sales director for Itron, formerly SmartSynch. At Itron, a provider of energy and water management equipment ...

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Itron Inc. buys SmartSynch for $100 million

SmartSynch, a Jackson-based energy technology firm, has been acquired by Itron Inc. The $100 million deal was announced yesterday and is expected to close by the second quarter of 2012. Itron, Inc. (NASDAQ:ITRI) is a leader in the global energy and water resource management market with headquarters in Liberty Lake, Wash. They work with 8,000 utilities worldwide and employ more ...

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SmartSynch Press Conference LIVE TWEET

MBJ technology writer Stephen McDill is micro-blogging an ongoing news teleconference with executives from the Mississippi-based energy tech company SmartSynch. A company representative told us last week that SmartSynch had secured a major contract with a nationwide utility that will be big news for the company and will create Mississippi jobs. You can follow this developing story at twitter.com/mbjournal.

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Q&A: Stephen Johnston, Chief Executive Officer, SmartSynch

SmartBoss Johnston leads SmartSynch onto national stage Stephen Johnston has quickly established himself as one of the top young CEOs in Mississippi. Since taking the helm at SmartSynch, the company has signed milestone contracts and forged relationships with some of the largest U.S. corporations. The MBJ recently ran down the busy executive and asked him about his unique career path, ...

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TVA chooses SmartSynch for Generation Partners

JACKSON — SmartSynch Inc. has been selected by the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) as the smart metering solution provider for Generation Partners, a distributed renewable generation program offered by participating local power companies that distribute TVA power. Generation Partners incentivizes end-use customers, both residential and commercial, to purchase and install eligible renewable energy generation systems such as solar photovoltaic (PV), ...

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SmartSynch takes on smart grid

GridRouter named No. 5 ‘high technology concept’ by GreenTech Media While nothing could have prevented the widespread failure of many of Jackson’s brittle water lines, new technology known as “smart grids” could help predict future emergencies before they happen. Sensors placed on power lines or in water pipes could monitor local utilities in metropolitan and rural communities, tracking everything from ...

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SmartSynch

IBM has launched a marketing campaign that lays out the company’s effort to build a smarter planet, based on communication between carrots and climate-controlled tractor-trailers, red lights and traffic patterns and all manner of other unorthodox communication, SmartSynch, a Jackson-based smart grid intelligence company, wants that to happen with the electric grid. In other words, every point on the grid ...

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SmartSynch gets ARRA-funded project

SmartSynch has been awarded a $3.75-million grant to help manage energy consumption and cost at public facilities around the state, Gov. Haley Barbour announced. The State Energy Program (SEP) funding comes through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). “The project marks the first time Mississippi has launched a coordinated effort to reduce energy consumption in public buildings and save ...

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