Randall K. Edington
Randall K. "Randy" Edington is executive vice president-nuclear and chief nuclear officer for Arizona Public Service Company. Edington joined APS in January 2007 and he is responsible for all nuclear-related activities associated with the three-unit Palo Verde Nuclear
Generating Station – the largest nuclear station in the nation.
Prior to arriving at APS, Edington served as vice president and chief nuclear officer for Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD). His responsibilities included oversight and directional focus of the Cooper Nuclear Station on behalf of NPPD in conjunction with an Entergy
Corporation management contract.
Edington began his nuclear industry career in the Navy's nuclear submarine program, where he served for eight years. He began his commercial nuclear career at Arkansas Nuclear One in 1981. During his tenure at ANO, Edington obtained reactor operator and senior reactor operator licenses and held numerous positions including non-licensed operator, shift manager, outage manager, operations manager, plant manager, and finally site general manager. He was transferred to Entergy's River Bend Station in Louisiana in 1998 as site vice president. Upon Entergy's acquisition of Indian Point 2 in 2001, Edington was dispatched there to deal with emergent issues in the Operations Training program. He later became Entergy North vice president of support / training, assigned to corporate offices supporting Indian Point Units 2 and 3, Fitzpatrick Station in New York, Pilgrim Station in Massachusetts, and Vermont Yankee Nuclear Station.
Edington obtained a bachelor's degree in physical science (nuclear physics option) from Arkansas Technical University and a master's degree in operations management from the University of Arkansas.
Edington serves as the chairman of the Executive Advisory Group (EAG) of the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations. He is also a member of the INPO Future of Learning Strategy Board, and is a frequent presenter at INPO leadership seminars. Edington chairs the Workforce Working Group of the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) and is a member of the NEI Nuclear Strategic Issues Advisory Committee Steering group. He is also a member of the Executive Management Group of the PWR Owners Group.