President, Risk Management International
Richard K. Ladroga is the president of Risk Management International (RMI), based in the U.S., and has more than 27 years of experience working in the electric power industry. He earned the B.Sc. in electrical engineering (power systems) with distinction from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Richard has worked in virtually all facets of the electric power industry, including distribution, transmission, generation, substation design and nuclear power. Prior to heading up RMI, Richard served as vice president of global strategy and general manager for Doble Engineering, overseeing the field testing, consulting and educational groups. Richard also previously worked for Black & Veatch, primarily designing large electric substations.
Richard has made numerous educational presentations to thousands of seminar attendees from all 50 U.S. as well as from more than 60 countries around the world. He has served as the chairman of the IEEE Power & Energy Society Education and Seminar Committees in Boston. He presently serves as the chairman of the ANSI/IEEE Working Group C57.104 “Guide for the Interpretation of Gases Generated in Oil-Immersed Transformers.” He is a senior member of the IEEE, and is also a board-certified diplomat of the National Academy of Forensic Engineers, a member of the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying, IEEE Power & Energy Society, IEEE Standards Association, National Fire Protection Association, and National Society of Professional Engineers.
He is a registered professional engineer in numerous states. His main interests are in the fields of condition assessment, specializing in power transformers; forensic engineering, specializing in the areas of electrical explosions, fires, and electrocutions; and technical education, with a focus on large electrical apparatus, operations, testing, condition assessment and safety.