Randall D. Ledford, PhD
Wake Forest Alumni
Retired CTO of Emerson Electric Company
George P. Williams, Jr. Lecture Hall, (Olin 101)
Wednesday, April 3, 2019, at 4:00 PM
There will be a reception with refreshments at 3:30 PM in the lounge. All interested persons are cordially invited to attend.
Dr. Ledford is this year’s winner of the Distinguished Alumni award. He recently retired as Chief Technology Officer of Emerson Electric Company, one of the world’s leading electronics companies. After graduating from Duke, Dr. Ledford joined Bell Telephone Labs in New Jersey where he worked on microwave communication leading to today’s cell phone communication. Before joining Emerson Electric Dr. Ledford was president and general manager of several divisions of Texas Instruments Inc. including software, digital imaging, enterprise solutions and process automation. Dr. Ledford also generously sponsors scholarships for physics undergraduate majors here at Wake Forest University. He will be speaking about …Emerson Corporation, a global manufacturer of industrial and residential products focusing on the technical and engineering challenges on business in today’s economic climate. Dr. Ledford graduated from WFU with honors in physics (with the assistance of a very young Bill Kerr) and received his Ph.D. in nuclear physics from Duke University.