RALEIGH, N.C., Jan. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Elster Solutions announced today that the company has appointed Paul Yarka as the General Manager and Vice President of its West regional sales organization. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110126/SF35872LOGO-a.) "Elster Solutions has a long-standing reputation for leadership and innovation in the Smart Grid market and I look forward to helping utilities move 'above the meter' with the actionable intelligence of Callisto, Elster's latest offering," said Yarka. Yarka joins Elster after serving as a Managing Director for Accenture's Smart Grid Services business. An experienced senior executive with more than 30 years of experience in the utility, energy and IT industries, Yarka has a demonstrated track record across numerous clients, programs and projects. "Paul has the industry knowledge and solution sales acumen needed to help propel Elster Solutions to the next level," said Tom Van Denover, Senior Vice President of Sales, Elster Solutions. "After having worked with him for years and watching his continued rise, I couldn't be more excited about adding him to the team." "With Paul's leadership, we will be able to rapidly expand our customer base in the West region, offering utilities the answers they need to solve real world issues," Van Denover added. About Elster With more 170 years of experience, Elster Solutions has built a reputation on providing cutting-edge technologies to deliver world class products, systems and services to utility clients worldwide. Elster Solutions has three main areas of business – data analytics, electricity metering products, and Smart Metering and Smart Grid system solutions for electricity, water and gas utilities. Elster Solutions engineers fully interoperable smart metering and data analytics products through custom-made options for utility customers and award-winning end-to-end solutions for the Smart Grid with Callisto, a multi-utility grid performance system (GPS) for water, gas and electricity around the world.