Randall H. Miller Joins CNUC as Director of RDII

CNUC has appointed Randall H. Miller as the company’s Randall H. Millerdirector of research, development, and industry intelligence (RDII). Bringing more than 24 years of UVM industry experience to CNUC, Miller has an extensive list of industry honors, is a seasoned keynote presenter at conferences, and is well-published in prominent industry publications.

Before joining the CNUC team, Miller worked at PacifiCorp as an area forester for nearly six years, and later transitioned into their director of vegetation management. As the VM director, Miller developed comprehensive specifications based on industry best practices, and managed thousands of overhead distribution and transmission lines for the utility.

The newest member CNUC’s executive team, Miller joins current CNUC Director of RDII William Porter. Porter’s impending retirement warranted the addition of a second director of RDII to aid in the transition period.

“We’re really excited to have Randy on our team,” said Derek Vannice, president and COO of CNUC. “With Will Porter’s retirement coming up at the end of this year, we wanted to be proactive and get Randy in the door as soon as we could. Succession planning is always on the top of our mind, and we do everything we can to be proactive about transitions like this. This will provide a seamless transition for our clients, and by having Randy come on board prior to Will’s departure is a testament to that commitment. Randy is a valuable asset and brings a great deal of knowledge to CNUC. We’re lucky to have him.”

“It’s a privilege to join the CNUC team,” said Miller. “They share my values of dedication to industry best practices, professionalism, employee development and a long-term approach to customer service – no shortcuts. It’s an ideal fit for me in the next phase of my career.”

In his new position with CNUC, Miller will maintain and cultivate a knowledge of UVM practices, regulations, trends, budgets, utility assets, arboriculture, ecology, technology and other subject areas characteristic to the profession. In addition, he will perform formal benchmark and attribute comparisons across regions, company types, and programs dedicated to UVM.

With a bachelor’s degree in horticulture and a master’s degree in urban forestry, Miller is an International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) Certified Utility Specialist, an ISA Board Certified Master Arborist, Past President of the Utility Arborist Association, past chair of the Edison Electric Institute Vegetation Management task force and past Chair of the TREE Fund Board of Trustees.