Timothy Owens was a senior building inspector for the city of Santa Clara, California, and was previously the senior electrical inspector for the city of San Diego. He is a principal member of NEC CMP-20 and CMP-18 representing IAEI. He is also a member of NFPA’s Task Group on Emergency and Standby Power Systems for Homeland Security. Tim is a member of IAEI board of directors, representing the Southwestern Section. His other volunteer positions include education program chair for the California Electrical Inspectors, member of Underwriters Electrical Council, and member of the Plumbing, Electrical, Mechanical, and Energy Advisory Committee for the State of California Building Standards Commission. He was a NEC instructor at the San Diego National Joint Apprenticeship Committee School in San Diego for 13 years and is currently an instructor for IAEI.