Senior Vice President, Transmission and Distribution
Southern California Edison
David L. Mead is senior vice president of the Transmission and Distribution Business Unit (TDBU) of Southern California Edison (SCE), responsible for the operation and maintenance of SCE’s electrical grid across a 50,000 square-mile service area.
Prior to his current role, Mead was vice president of Engineering and Technical Services, responsible for planning, engineering, and designing SCE’s transmission and distribution systems spanning the company’s service area comprised of over 12,000 miles of transmission lines, 88,000 miles of distribution lines and approximately 1,000 substations. He was also responsible for powerline craft training, environmental and safety services, repair shop services, FERC policy, grid contracts and telecommunications carrier services.
He has held a variety of executive leadership positions in T&D including Director of Substation Construction and Maintenance responsible for all aspects of the substation business and Director of Central Programs Management, responsible for the distribution maintenance program, streetlight operations, joint pole administration, distribution design support and vegetation management. He also was the lead interface for TDBU compliance programs with the California Public Utilities Commission. Mead began his career with SCE in 1981 in the Power Supply organization where he held a variety of management positions in the Steam Generation Division.
Mead is a committee member of the Association of Edison Illuminating Companies (AEIC) and council member of the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI). He serves on the board of directors of Habitat for Humanity, Greater Los Angeles area, CSULB Dean’s Advisory Board, College of Engineering, and Dean’s Leadership Board, Cal Poly Engineering.
Mead earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from California State University, Long Beach, and a master’s degree in management from the University of Southern California.
Updated February 2013
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