The Physics department is pleased to announce that Dr. Randall D. Ledford (’72) is the winner of the annual Physics Department Outstanding Alumni Award. The department solicits nominations from alumni and a committee selects the winner. Dr. Ledford will accept the award at a special physics colloquium on April 3, 2019. Dr. Ledford is Chief Technology Officer of Emerson Electric Company, one of the world’s leading electronics companies. 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. He began his career at Bell Telephone Laboratories where he worked on UNIX development, fiber optic communication and microwave transmissions. While at Texas Instruments, Dr. Ledford led the company’s development of the Digital Light Processor (DLP). Dr. Ledford also generously sponsors scholarships for physics undergraduate majors here at Wake Forest University.