Ronald W. Harris became Vice President of Engineering and Operations on July 1, 2015. Harris had been serving as Manager of Engineering and Power supply at REC. In that role, he provided leadership and managerial oversight for system planning, engineering and technical services. With other senior managers, he shared the responsibility of defining the Cooperative's goals and objectives to ensure the successful implementation of the Cooperative's strategic plan. Harris also oversaw the development of the Cooperative's long-range construction work plan.
Since beginning his career as a planning engineer in 1987, Harris has continued his professional development through education and industry training. He holds a bachelor's of science degree from Virginia Tech, an MBA from Strayer University, and in 2011, he completed his professional engineer license in Virginia. Most recently, Harris completed the Robert I. Kabat Management Internship Program through the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association.Harris is an active member in the Duncan Memorial Methodist Church and the local YMCA in Ashland, Va. He and his wife, Cheryl, live in Hanover County.