Randy Johnson is former director of electric transportation development at the Southern Company Energy Innovation Center. In that role, he was responsible for overseeing the company’s evolving strategy and initiatives around the emerging electric transportation business – both on-road and non-road. For the past several years, the operating companies of Southern Company have marketed non-road electric transportation applications, focusing on sales of electric forklifts, cranes, conveyor belts and other heavy-duty electric equipment. The current strategy will build on those initiatives while creating new on-road electric transportation programs and opportunities for customers. He serves on the Board of Directors of Electric Drive Transportation Association (EDTA) where as Outreach and Education Chairman developed an electric vehicle national education campaign. He serves on the Edison Electric Institute (EEI) Executive Electrification Task force and is an active member of Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI). Under Johnson’s leadership, Southern Company focused on electric distribution system impact analysis, partnerships with the automobile and charging station manufacturers, sales programs, pricing strategies and technology research and development. Since retiring from Southern in 2017, Johnson has been consulting in the field.