IAEI News magazine — Index of Authors

Jesse is a financial adviser with 14 years of experience in the industry. He is experienced in working specifically with construction business owners and executives, along with centers of influence, to build customized investment strategies. He also focuses on helping individuals with their financial strategies during life events such as…
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Bart Archibald is the assistant building official and electrical inspector for the town of Stratford, Connecticut, where he and his family live. He has been in the construction industry for over forty years and has been employed as an owner, general contractor, contractor, sub-contractor, apprentice, building official, assistant building official,…
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Stephen Armstrong is a Tustin, California-based freelance writer. He has researched and written about industrial technologies, healthcare, automotive and international trade for the past 15 years.
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Lisa F. Bascom is the Marketing Manager for IAEI. She has worked in marketing, marketing communications, and product management in the technology industry for many years and is enjoying learning about and working in the electrical industry.
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Paul Bates is the Lead Additive Manufacturing (AM) Development Engineer for UL’s (Underwriters Laboratories) Digital Manufacturing Technologies division and an industry-recognized AM veteran. Paul joined UL after serving 20+ years at Reebok where he guided the global athletic footwear leader’s Additive Manufacturing Lab and 3D CAD Team as the Director…
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Terry Becker, P.Eng., CESCP, IEEE Senior Member, is the first past Vice-Chair of the CSA Z462 Workplace electrical safety Standard and currently a Voting Member and Working Group 8 Leader, Annexes. Terry is also a Voting Member on the IEEE 1584 Technical Committee and an Associate Member of the CSA…
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Mr. Glen Bertini has more than two decades of working with cable-rejuvenation technology beginning with its development at Dow Corning in 1986. He has published more than 45 articles and 31 patents on cable rejuvenation and related technologies. Mr. Bertini was the 1992 co-recipient of the prestigious R&D 100 award…
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LaKisha Bolden is an application engineer with Eaton’s Bussmann business within the circuit protection division of Eaton. Kisha is based out of St. Louis, MO.
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David Brender is National Program Manager for the Copper Development Association (CDA) in New York City. His duties involve directing and managing the electrical programs at CDA, including their Energy Efficiency and Power Quality Initiatives, building wire program, telecommunications wire, research activities, National Electrical Code, and IEEE work, among others.…
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Bill Brooks has worked with utility-interconnected PV systems since the late 1980s. He is a consultant to the PV industry on a variety of performance, troubleshooting, and training topics. Over the past 20 years, these training workshops have helped thousands of local inspectors and thousands of electricians and installers understand…
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Kenneth Brown is Director of Engineering at Leviton’s Commercial and Industrial business unit. Ken is also working group chair for two surge protection working groups entitled “Surge Protection of Electric Vehicle Infrastructure,” and “Surge Protection of Wind Power Facility.” Ken is chair of the NEMA 5EV working group entitled “EVSE…
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Ryan Brownlee is the compliance and technology consultant at Pepperl+Fuchs, Inc. Since 2014, he has been an active member of UL STP 913 and UL STP 60079, which covers many UL standards including UL 2225 and provides input to NEC articles 500 to 506. Additionally, he is a member of…
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Ashley Bryant has held various positions at Siemens Industry for 19 years. Over the last 9 years, she has held the title of Senior Product Manager of Electronic Circuit Breakers. She also is the Chair of the NEMA AFCI Promotional Task Force Group and the Chair of the NEMA AFCI…
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William (Bill) Burr is the former Chair of the Canadian Advisory Council on Electrical Safety (CACES), former Director of Electrical and Elevator Safety for the Province of BC, and former Director of Electrical and Gas Standards Development and former Director of Conformity Assessment at CSA Group. Bill can be reached…
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Michael I. Callanan is the director of electrical codes and standards for the National Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee. He serves as a principal member of the National Electrical Code Technical Correlating Committee representing the IBEW. HE also serves as a principal member on NFPA 70E and 70B and is…
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Steve Campolo serves as Vice President, Codes, Standards and Certifications for Leviton. Campolo has over 40 years of industrial experience in product development, safety engineering, and engineering management, and holds over 33 US patents. He is Chairman of the NEMA 5PP Section for Personnel Protection Products, as well as past…
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Brandon Carlson is Vice President of New Day Solar and is also a member of LA County Solar Energy Action Committee [and CALSEIA’s Code and Standards Committee].
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Dr. Youngki Chung is CEO, Omni LPS Co. Ltd, Korea. He is also the secretary of IAEI Korea Chapter.
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David Clements is CEO/Executive Director of IAEI. He has been an active IAEI member at the local, section and national levels for more than twenty-five years. He served as international board member from 1995 until 2007 when he served as our 2007 international president. In 2010, he retired after twenty-nine…
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Andrew Cochran is the president of I-Gard, a company that provides technical support in the application of ground-fault protection and resistance grounding products. He has been with I-Gard twelve years, having spent time in an operations capacity previously with Polariod, Stanley and ITT. He was educated in the UK in…
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Kevin Coughlin, DMD, MBA, MAGD is an accomplished dentist, author and speaker. With his unique and powerful message, Kevin provides small businesses with actionable solutions when considering strategic change, as well as keys to compete in an expansive market. For more information on bringing Kevin Coughlin in for your next…
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Former IAEI Executive Director, CEO, and Editor-in-Chief for the IAEI News, Philip Cox was formerly employed with the National Electrical Manufacturers Association as a field representative covering a 17-state area. He is a member of NFPA NEC Technical Correlating Committee. He served on Code-Making Panel No. 6, representing IAEI during…
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Tim Crnko, training and technical services manager for Cooper Bussmann, has MSEE and is a member of IAEI, IEEE and NFPA. tcrnko@buss.com
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The CSA Group, is a not-for-profit standards organization which develops standards in 57 areas. CSA publishes standards in print and electronic form and provides training and advisory services.
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Edvard Csanyi is an electrical engineer, programmer, and founder of Electrical Engineering Portal. Highly specialized for design of LV high power busbar trunking (<6300A) in power substations, buildings, and industry fascilities. Designing of LV/MV switchgears. Professional in AutoCAD programming and web-design. Present on Google+ Website: http://www.csanyigroup.com
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Andrew (Drew) DeIonno is a Senior Project Engineer for MET Laboratories in Raleigh, North Carolina. As an electrical engineer, he has 10 years experience in product safety evaluation and certifications with two different NRTLs (ITS and MET Laboratories). He is currently active in IAEI and NFPA 79 standards writing committee…
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Vince Della Croce represents Siemens as Business Development Manager of Electrical Inspectors. He is licensed as a master electrician in the both Florida and Washington. Vince holds an Associate of Science degree in Electronic Engineering and Electrical Maintenance Technology from Penn Foster College. He serves the IAEI Florida Chapter as…
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Will Delsman is the inside and technical sales manager for NK Technologies and has been with NK since 1999. He has been working in the electrical industry in various career paths since 1974. He can be reached at wdelsman@nktechnologies.com.
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Mike Diamantoplos serves as Compliance Manager for Wiremold products at Legrand North America. In his role, Mike is responsible for managing the third-party certification (UL, ETL, CSA, TUV, CE, PSE, etc.) listing process, gaining and maintaining listing compliance of all Wiremold products. He provides guidance and support to local engineering…
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Jim Dollard is the safety coordinator for IBEW Local 98 in Philadelphia, PA. Prior to this position, Jim worked as an apprentice, journeyman wireman, foreman and apprentice training instructor. He has served on many code-making committees in the NFPA consensus process. In the revision process for the National Electrical Code,…
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Thomas Domitrovich, P.E. is a national application engineer with Eaton Corporation in Pittsburgh PA. He has more than 20 years of experience as an electrical engineer and is a LEED Accredited Professional. Thomas is active in various trade organizations on various levels with the Independent Electrical Contractors (IEC), International Association…
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Steve Douglas is an IAEI International Past President. He is also the Senior Technical Codes Specialist for QPS Evaluation Services. As the International Association of Electrical Inspectors Representative on Part I and Part II of the Canadian Electrical Code, Steve is the Vice Chair of the CE Code Part I,…
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The Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) is a non-profit organization dedicated exclusively to promoting electrical safety in the home, school, and workplace. To commemorate National Electrical Safety Month, ESFI spearheads an annual campaign each May to educate key audiences about the steps that can be taken in order to reduce…
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Ruth Fein Revell is a freelance writer based in Saratoga Springs, NY, who manages communications for the Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC).
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Dustin Fox is the Vice President of Engineering, Quality, and Customer Care for Copperweld Bimetallic, LLC in Fayetteville, TN. He earned a mechanical engineering degree in 1996 from Purdue University. From 1996 till 1999, he worked for Belden Wire and Cable in Richmond, IN as a Manufacturing Engineer. In 1999,…
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Len Frier is a registered professional electrical engineer in the state of Maryland. He founded MET Laboratories in 1959. He initiated the Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory Program at OSHA in 1988, and is charter member of the National Electrical Testing Association (NETA). He is former chairman of the ANSI Z34…
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Ravi Ganatra is engineering manager with CME Wire and Cable in Suwanee, Georgia.
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Bernadette Geyer was Director of Outreach Programs for the U.S. Fuel Cell Council, and edited a monthly and a quarterly newsletter for the organization. Her articles on fuel cell technology have appeared in such publications as Sustainable Development International, Hydrogen & Fuel Cell Letter, and Standard & Poors Utilities &…
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John Graham of GrahamComm is a marketing and sales strategist-consultant and business writer. He publishes a free monthly eBulletin, “No Nonsense Marketing & Sales Ideas.” Contact him at jgraham@grahamcomm.com, 617-774-9759 or johnrgraham.com.
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Peter Graser is founder & President of International Expansion & Company, Inc., a firm dedicated to the advancement and manufacture of industrial metals for the wire industry. The firm has been in business since 1998. He has been active in the non-ferrous and bimetals wire industries since 2003. He graduated…
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George Gregory is manager of Industry Standards, Schneider Electric/Square D Company, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He is a registered P. E. in Iowa, Illinois, and Puerto Rico. He serves on NEC Panel 10 representing NEMA, and has been an associate member of IAEI since 1972.
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Bob Herzig, P.E., is the principal of Bob Herzig and Associates, Inc., a consulting engineer firm in the Kansas City area that specializes in the electrical systems associated with swimming pools and fountains. His company designs, tests, repairs, and certifies electrical system in all types of aquatics environments. He has…
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Mark Hilbert was the former chief electrical inspector for the state of New Hampshire and now operates a private electrical inspection, training, and consulting business. He is a licensed master electrician in three states, a certified electrical inspector by the International Association of Electrical Inspectors, and a Certified Electrical Safety…
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Laura L. Hildreth is the managing editor for IAEI Magazine and has worked in editorial and technical publications within the electrical industry for eighteen years, the technology industry for over twenty years, and the news industry for even longer. Her passion is encouraging communication and learning no matter what the…
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David Hill is the 2017 IAEI International President.
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Tony Hoevenaars is Vice President of MIRUS International Incorporated, which specializes in the treatment of power system harmonics. Prior to joining MIRUS in 1996, Tony was the chief facilities electrical engineer at an IBM manufacturing facility in Toronto where he gained extensive experience in solving power quality related problems, particularly…
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Don Hughes is the permitting specialist at the Center for Sustainable Energy. Visit www.energycenter.org/solarpermitting
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Scott Humphrey is currently a combination building inspector for The City of Chula Vista performing all aspects of construction inspection. Scott has been involved in the renewable energy sector since 2004, certified as an electrician since 1986 and served 4 years in the US Army. Scott possesses 18 ICC/ IAEI…
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David G. Humphrey is the electrical plan review engineer for the County of Henrico, VA. For the 2008 and 2011 National Electrical Code cycles, he served as a principle member of CMP 8 representing IAEI and has served as the chair of CMP 9 for 2014, 2017, and 2020. David…
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Randy Hunter is an instructor and consultant specializing in electrical code and installations, and co-owner of Hunter Technical Services. He holds ten inspections certifications from IAEI and ICC. He is the IAEI Southern Nevada IAEI Chapter president and has been a master electrician since 1988.
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Christel Hunter is vice president of engineering for Cerro Wire. Chris is a senior associate member of IAEI and serves as a board member for the Southern Nevada Chapter of IAEI, the IEEE Standards Association Standards Board, and the Las Vegas Section of IEEE. Chris also serves on NEC CMP-6…
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Nathan Jamail, president of the Jamail Development Group, and author of the best-selling Playbook Series is a motivational speaker, entrepreneur, and corporate coach. As a former Executive Director, life insurance sales professional and business owner of several small businesses, Nathan travels the country helping individuals and organizations achieve maximum success.…
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Ron L. Janikowski retired as chief electrical inspector for the city of Wausau, Wisconsin. He carries the state of Wisconsin certifications for master electrician, uniform dwelling code (UDC) electrical inspection, commercial electrical inspection and is a state-certified electrical designer. He is the chairman of the State of Wisconsin Electrical Code…
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Eric Jerger is general manager, Systems, Eaton’s Lighting Division
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Michael Johnston is NECA’s executive director of standards and safety. Prior to his position with NECA, Mike was director of education codes and standards for IAEI. Mike holds a BS in Business Management from the University of Phoenix. Mike is the chairman of the NEC Correlating Committee. He served on…
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Michael Johnston is NECA’s executive director of standards and safety. Prior to his position with NECA, Mike was director of education codes and standards for IAEI. Mike holds a BS in Business Management from the University of Phoenix. Mike is the chairman of the NEC Correlating Committee. He served on…
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Steve Jones is the 2016 IAEI International President and is also the assistant building official for the city of Oceanside, California .
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Jeffrey T. Jordan, P.E., is the Power Grid Product Manager for Copperweld Bimetallic LLC in Nashville, TN, USA. He is circuit breaker and grounding application expert for copper-weld grounding wire solutions. He has supervised over 5,000 hours of medium voltage R&D testing at high-powered laboratories, including interruption performance, dielectric tests,…
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Ken Vannice, Principal of Kenneth Vannice LLC, is the retired west coast compliance manager for Leviton Manufacturing Co., Inc. He is a member of the ESTA Technical Standards Council and Co-chair of the ESTA Electrical Power Working Group. Ken is the USITT principal representative to NEC Panel 15. Steve Terry…
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Chad Kennedy is the director, industry standards for power equipment and is a registered professional engineer in the state of South Carolina. He has been with Schneider Electric/Square D for over twenty-nine years and is responsible for managing company activities relating to product standards for Renewable Energies and Power Equipment…
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UL is a global independent safety science company offering expertise across six key strategic businesses: Commercial & Industrial, Environment, Information & Insights, Life & Health, Consumer and Workplace Health & Safety. Our breadth, established objectivity and proven history mean we are a symbol of trust, enabling us to help provide…
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For more information on ANAB accreditation, visit www.anab.org or contact Natalia Larrimer Business Development and Regulatory Affairs ANSI-ASQ NATIONAL ACCREDITATION BOARD Tel: 703-836-0025 ext 209 nlarrimer@anab.org The ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board (ANAB) is a member of the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC) and the International Accreditation Forum (IAF), and is…
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Ed Larsen is an industry standards manager for Schneider Electric USA and is based in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He is responsible for overcurrent protective device and motor control product standards and holds BS and MS degrees from the Milwaukee School of Engineering. He has been an employee of Square D/Schneider…
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L. Keith Lofland is the Director of Education, Codes and Standards for IAEI. He represents IAEI as a member of Code-Making Panel 9 for the National Electrical Code. He serves on NFPA’s Electrical Section Executive Committee and also is a member of UL’s Electrical Council. He is the principal contributor…
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Jack Lyons is the Northeast Field Representative for the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) and covers 11 Northeastern states and the District of Columbia. He monitors state Code adoption and other regulatory issues as they relate to the scope of products within NEMA. He also assists authorities having jurisdiction and…
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Alan Manche is the director, Industry Standards for Schneider Electric / Square D. He is a licensed professional engineer in the state of Kentucky. He is a former member of NEC Code-Making Panel 8, served as a member of Code-Making Panels 10 and 20 during the development of the 2008…
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Darren Margerison has been an electrical inspector for 29 years in Victoria and is currently working within the mining industry in Western Australia. Darren is the senior consultant at Audit National and the Senior Electrical Compliance Inspector for CITIC Pacific Mining. Darren is committed to the electrical inspection industry and…
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Bill McGovern is a Field Evaluator for Intertek Testing Services. He was the former Electrical Inspection Services Supervisor for the City of Plano, Texas with over 23 years of experience as an electrical inspector. He represents the International Association of Electrical Inspectors (IAEI) as one of their International Office instructors.…
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Brian Mehalic is a NABCEP Certified Solar PV Installation Professional™ R031508-59
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Chuck Mello holds an electrical engineering degree with a specialty in power systems. He spent over twenty-five years with Electro-Test Inc. in various field engineering and management positions ending as the Manager Conformity Assessment. In January 2004, Chuck went to work for Underwriters Laboratories as the field evaluation program manager…
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Amy B. Cronin is President of Strategic Code Solutions LLC, a consulting firm specializing in code development, training and litigation support. She was previously with NFPA for 17 years, and had staffed the NEC Panel Meetings; most recently she served as Secretary to the Standards Council. Amy also was an…
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Founded in 1896, NFPA is a global, nonprofit organization devoted to eliminating death, injury, property and economic loss due to fire, electrical and related hazards. The association delivers information and knowledge through more than 300 consensus codes and standards, research, training, education, outreach and advocacy; and by partnering with others…
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Dan Neeser is a Senior Field Application Engineer with Eaton’s Bussmann Division. He had been with Eaton (Cutler-Hammer and Bussmann) since 1993 and specializes in training on the design and application of overcurrent protective devices and equipment in electrical distribution systems in accordance with the National Electrical Code® and equipment…
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Mark Newton, Ph.D, vice president of engineering at Novinium, has more than 17 years at W.L. Gore & Associates as Research Leader, Global Core Group Leader, and Global Technology Leader. He is a senior member of American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), Instrumentation Society of America (ISA), and a…
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Steve Park brings more than 35 years of experience in the power system industry to his position as technical services manager for Vertiv's Electrical Reliability Services. In this role, he provides technical support for such offerings as power system studies and conformity assessment services. Steve also provides consultative services for…
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Jim Pauley was named President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) in 2014. NFPA is a global, nonprofit organization devoted to eliminating death, injury, property and economic loss due to fire, electrical and related hazards. Prior to joining NFPA, Mr. Pauley concluded a 30 year…
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Jeson Pitt, online marketing manager, writes on behalf of D&F Liquidators. He constantly shares his thoughts on innovations evolving in the field of electrical engineering and is committed to helping people with any electrical dilemmas or questions.
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The Professional Electrical Apparatus Reconditioning League (PEARL) is the trade organization uniting suppliers of safe, high-quality surplus and reconditioned electrical equipment. Since its founding in 1997, it has brought together more than 70 members that meet strict technical, safety and operational requirements. PEARL is an ANSI Accredited Standards Developer, and…
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Bruce Reynolds is the electrical plan reviewer and inspector training coordinator for the city of Tacoma (Tacoma Power) inspection program. Reynolds was formerly employed by the state of Washington as a field inspector, plans examiner, and supervisor of the electrical plan review program. He holds a state of Washington master…
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Nick Sasso has worked as an electrical plans examiner, chief electrical inspector, and building official, taking the usual path of electrician’s helper, journeyman electrician, master electrician, electrical contractor. He is an electrical contractor in three states, and also has served in court cases as an electrical, ADA, and building-code expert.…
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S. S. Saucerman is a full-time commercial construction estimator and project manager for a large upper-Midwest general contractor in the US. He is also an established freelance writer and author for the construction industry, whose work spans 20 years and has now been published over 1,000 times in industry magazines…
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Mervin J. Savostianik is a registered Professional Engineer who has been working with electrical protection manufacturers since 1997 and is a product manager for Bender, a leader in ground-fault protection technology. He has worked with many system designers and end users to find solutions in the area of electrical safety.…
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Carl Schneider is the Chairman of the NEMA 8SG Switchgear Section and Power Switchgear Assemblies Technical Committee SG5. He is employed as Senior Staff Engineer in charge of Standards and Certification with Schneider Electric.
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Schneider Electric USA, Inc.For more information, contact government.affairs@schneider-electric.com
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TJ Scimone is founder and chief executive officer of Slice, Inc., which designs and manufactures cutting tool. For more information on Slice products and the Slice Workplace Safety Blog log on to: www.sliceproducts.com.
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Shawn Shaw P.E. is the head of solar and energy storage for Natural Power with more than 15 years of experience in independent engineering, field inspections, and quality assurance for many of the most prominent solar financiers, utilities, and state incentive programs. Shawn is a registered electrical engineer in New…
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David Smith is a Codes & Standards Specialist for the Eaton Residential and Wiring Devices Division. He supports product lines for Circuit Protection, Wiring Devices, Load Centers and Metering. David is responsible for supporting our Codes & Standards strategic initiatives for product and installation standards such as UL and NEC®.…
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Craig Lanham, P.E, BSEE has been a consulting engineer for 37 years, and a Vice President at Henderson Engineers since 1995 where he currently serves as the Electrical Technical Director. Much of his time at Henderson has been spent developing standards and design practices, providing quality control reviews of project…
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Ron Troyer is an occasional contributor to IAEI News, lives in Westchester County, NY and serves as the safety director and project manager for a large electrical contractor.
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Ark Tsisserev is president of EFS Engineering Solutions, Ltd., an electrical and fire safety consulting company, and is a registered professional engineer with a master’s degree in Electrical Engineering. Prior to becoming a consultant, Ark was an electrical safety regulator for the city of Vancouver. He is currently the chair…
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Derek Vigstol is senior electrical content specialist with the National Fire Protection Association in Quincy, Mass.
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Joseph Wages, Jr., is the Technical Advisor, Education, Codes and Standards for IAEI. He previously served as the Education, Codes and Standards Coordinator for the past 3 years for the IAEI. He represents IAEI on NFPA’s NEC Code Making Panel 2 for the 2020 NEC Code cycle. He previously represented…
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W. A. Werning is an ICC-certified electrical inspector and is a certified electrical instructor through the National Center of Construction Education and Research and through the Texas State Board for Educator Certification. Currently, he teaches the Electrical Code Examination and Review for master and journeyman electricians at Eastfield College in…
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John Wiles retired in April 2013 as a Senior Research Engineer at the Southwest Technology Development Institute at New Mexico State University. However, he works part time as 25% employee and continues to assist the PV industry, electrical contractors, electrical inspectors, and purchasing agencies in understanding the PV requirements of…
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Jeffrey Goldstein, CEO at LaMar Lighting, has been helping building owners and managers find the right lighting solutions for more than 30 years. His accomplishments include the invention of patented occu-smart® bi-level lighting system designed to save energy costs while providing a safe and well-lit environment. http://www.lamarlighting.com. http://www.lamarlighting.com. Willard L.…
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