University of New Mexico
Director, Generation Services at PNM Resources

Mr. Randy Simons works for PNM Resources located in Albuquerque, New Mexico. PNM Resources is an energy holding company with 2013 consolidated operating revenues of $1.4 billion. Through its regulated utilities, PNM and TNMP, PNM Resources serves electricity to more than 746,000 homes and businesses in New Mexico and Texas. The generation capacity of PNM is more than 2,572 megawatts and reflects a balanced mix of coal, natural gas, nuclear, wind and solar generation.

Mr. Simons recently moved into a role as the Director of Generation Services responsible for Fuels, Water, and Operational Excellence. Prior to this move, he was the Director of Management Systems. During his six years as Director of Management Systems, Mr. Simons was responsible for the enterprise wide continuous improvement initiative. Management Systems is the center of excellence for process improvement (Lean and Six Sigma), project management, and business analytics.

Prior to working for PNM Resources, Mr. Simons spent six years at Honeywell as a Senior Technical Manager responsible for Engineering/Operations and was certified as a Lean Expert. Mr. Simons also spent ten years with Motorola as an Engineering Manager responsible for new product launch and was trained as a Six Sigma Black Belt.

Mr. Simons received his MBA from the University of New Mexico. He also holds a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Southern California and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin – Platteville. He lives in Albuquerque with his wife and has two adult children.

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