Southern California Edison
Ronald L. Litzinger is president of Southern California Edison (SCE), which serves more than 14 million people in 15 counties of Central, Coastal and Southern California and is one of the nation's largest investor-owned electric utilities.
Previously, Litzinger was chairman, president and chief executive officer of Edison Mission Group (EMG), the competitive power generation business of SCE's parent company, Edison International. EMG is the parent company of Edison Mission Energy (EME) and Edison Capital.
Litzinger joined Edison as an engineer at SCE in 1986 and since has served in a variety of capacities throughout Edison International’s companies. He moved to EME in 1995 and was named vice president there in 1998. From 1999 to 2002, he served as EME's senior vice president of worldwide operations, and rose to senior vice president and chief technical officer in 2002. In 2004, he was named vice president of Strategic Planning for Edison International and the following year, was named senior vice president for SCE's Transmission and Distribution Business Unit.
Highlights of Litzinger's career include his instrumental role in getting EME's Sunrise power plant in Bakersfield, California, online in less than a year, helping to ease the energy constraints of the California power crisis of 2000-2001. He also played an important role in helping EMG get back to financial strength from 2002 to 2004 and in architecting Edison International's 2004 strategic plan.
Before joining Edison, Litzinger was an engineer for Texaco subsidiaries.
He is a member of the Visiting Committee at the University of Washington's College of Engineering.
Litzinger earned a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Washington and a master's degree in management from the University of Redlands.
Updated June 2011
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