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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Kathleen Almand is the Vice President, Research, at the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). She is the former executive director of the Fire Protection Research Foundation from 2004 to 2014. She has a MSc in Civil Engineering from the University of Ottawa.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Dave Conover has graduate and undergraduate degrees in mechanical engineering. He has been involved with the development, adoption, implementation and enforcement of building construction regulations, focused primarily on energy use and technology acceptance, since 1976. During his involvement with the building industry at the global, national and local level he…
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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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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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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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William T. Fiske is director of engineering for Intertek Testing Services, ETL SEMKO Americas, a post he has held since 1997. Mr. Fiske has been employed by ITS since 1977. He is a member of ASQ, CSA, IEEE, ISA, and NFPA. He serves on NFPA's National Electrical Code Committee as…
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Bert McAlister is a supervising electrical inspector for the city of Detroit. Starting as an electrical inspector in May 1983, he was promoted to supervisor in July 2001. He is a member of IBEW Local 58. He has achieved both journeyman and master electrician licenses in the city of Detroit.…
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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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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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Don Offerdahl is the retired Executive Director for the state of North Dakota. He had been employed with the North Dakota State Electrical Board for over 25 years. Don started his career with the State Electrical Board on July 2, 1984 as an electrical inspector. He is a long-time member…
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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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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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Jeffrey Sargent is a regional electrical code specialist for NFPA. NFPA members and AHJs can use the Technical Questions tab to post queries on NFPA 70 at nfpa.org/70.
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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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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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David Shapiro has been a licensed electrical contractor and consultant in the Washington, DC area for a bit over thirty years. He's also IAEI-certified as an inspector (both general and 1-2 family) and plan reviewer. Maryland and Washington, D.C. have authorized him to perform third-party inspections, focusing on residential work.…
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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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Greg Smith is a nationally certified product safety engineer (NCE) for TUV Rheinland of North America, formerly with MET Laboratories, with over 20 years of experience in product evaluations. Greg can be reached at 919-348-7481 (Cell), or via e-mail gsmith@us.tuv.com
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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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