May 4, 2005
Ron Litzinger, Dick Rosenblum promoted. Harold Ray retiring
ROSEMEAD, Calif., May 4, 2005—The Southern California Edison (SCE) Board of Directors has announced three significant changes in executive management. The board has elected Ronald Litzinger the senior vice president of its transmission and distribution business unit, effective May 1, 2005. He replaces Richard Rosenblum, who will become senior vice president, chief nuclear officer, and head of SCE’s generation operations. Rosenblum replaces Harold Ray, who is retiring Dec. 1 as executive vice president for generation.
Litzinger will be responsible for the largest—4,800 employees—organization at the utility, which delivers power to 4.6 million customers within SCE’s 50,000-square-mile service territory.
Litzinger previously served as the vice president of strategic planning for Edison International where he had principal responsibility for coordinating the development of the company’s strategic plan. Prior to his Edison International position, Litzinger was senior vice president, chief technical officer, at Edison Mission Energy (EME), Edison International’s independent power producing division.
“Ron’s broad experience in the energy industry will be invaluable as we execute the largest infrastructure replacement project in our history,” said Al Fohrer, Southern California Edison’s CEO. “Our infrastructure replacement project is key if we are to continue reliably delivering power to our customers.”
Litzinger joined EME in 1995 and served as a key leader in international and domestic business development at EME, where he developed the Sunrise project near Bakersfield, which provided the state with power at a critical time during the California power crisis. Litzinger also was a key member of the EME financial restructuring team.
Litzinger joined SCE 18 years ago and held various supervisory positions at several SCE generating stations. Prior to joining SCE, he held engineering positions at both Texaco Inc and Texaco Refining and Marketing Inc.
Litzinger earned a bachelor of science degree in chemical engineering from the University of Washington and master’s degree from the University of Redlands in management.
Litzinger resides in Long Beach with his wife, Sheila, and two daughters.
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An Edison International (NYSE:EIX) company, Southern California Edison is one of the nation’s largest electric utilities, serving a population of more than 13 million via 4.6 million customer accounts in a 50,000-square-mile service area within central, coastal and Southern California.