Russell Ragsdale is Director of Asset and Engineering Strategy for Southern California Edison (SCE). In his current role, he is responsible for developing asset strategies, which includes decisions across the asset lifecycle, evolution of the maintenance and inspection process, and evaluation of new technologies.
Russell has 17 years of experience at the electric utility in the areas of distribution system planning, grid modernization, strategic planning, and performance management. In his prior role, he was responsible for business planning and performance, which included developing and maintaining the company-wide business plan and establishing targets for key metrics and goals.
Russell holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from California Polytechnic State University, Pomona, a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California, and an Executive MBA from the Drucker School of Management at Claremont Graduate University. He is also a registered professional engineer.