Snapping Shoals EMC announced its Chief Executive Officer, Randall Meadows, will retire on July 16, and Senior Vice President of Engineering and Operations Brad Thomas will become the new President and CEO.
Meadows began his career at Snapping Shoals EMC in February of 1964 as a Power Advisor, became Assistant to the Manager in 1976 and served as Vice President and Chief Operating Officer beginning in August 1993. He was named President/CEO after J.E. (Ed) Robinson retired in 1995. Meadows is a lifelong resident of Newton County. He and his wife, Sara Ann, have two sons and five grandchildren.
Thomas, who has held the position of Senior Vice President of Engineering and Operations since January 2008, began his career at Snapping Shoals EMC in September 1987 as an Engineer Assistant while finishing his final semester at Georgia Tech. Since that time, Thomas has served as Planning Engineer, Distribution Engineer, System Engineer, Manager of Engineering and Vice President of Engineering, in addition to his current position.
A native of Conyers, Thomas and his wife, Rhonda, have one son, Brandon, and one daughter, Jessie. Brandon just completed his freshman year at Georgia Perimeter College and Jessie will be a sophomore at Heritage High School in the fall.
Snapping Shoals Electric Membership Corporation is a consumer-owned cooperative based in Covington that provides electric service to about 95,000 homes and businesses in Newton, Rockdale, Henry and DeKalb counties and portions of Butts, Walton, Morgan and Jasper counties.