Mark Lamendola


Mark is an expert in maintenance management, having racked up an impressive track record during his time working in the field. He also has extensive knowledge of, and practical expertise with, the National Electrical Code (NEC). Through his consulting business, he provides articles and training materials on electrical topics, specializing in making difficult subjects easy to understand and focusing on the practical aspects of electrical work.

Prior to starting his own business, Mark served as the Technical Editor on EC&M for six years, worked three years in nuclear maintenance, six years as a contract project engineer/project manager, three years as a systems engineer, and three years in plant maintenance management.

Mark earned an AAS degree from Rock Valley College, a BSEET from Columbia Pacific University, and an MBA from Lake Erie College. He’s also completed several related certifications over the years and even was formerly licensed as a Master Electrician. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE and past Chairman of the Kansas City Chapters of both the IEEE and the IEEE Computer Society. Mark also served as the program director for, a board member of, and webmaster of, the Midwest Chapter of the 7x24 Exchange. He has also held memberships with the following organizations: NETA, NFPA, International Association of Webmasters, and Institute of Certified Professional Managers.

Tip of the Week: Do your workers lack intelligence?
When problems arise, it's probably not a question of intelligence; it's more likely a matter of poor training.
Critical Code Requirements for Class III Hazardous Locations 
Of the three types of Hazardous Locations, Class III has the least stringent requirements
How to Drill a Hole Quickly and Correctly 1
Have the right equipment, choose the best spot for the hole, and measure carefully before drilling.
Is Everyone Paying Attention?
A focus on the details of the task before you will help you solve problems and provide high-quality work.
Tip of the Week: What can you learn from the NEC Annex H? — Part 2
This section lists 12 powers of the Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ).
What Impression Do You Leave?
Take advantage of opportunities that show customers the quality of your crew's performance
Tip of the Week: Invest in a Brand Name Digital Multimeter
Brand names may cost more, but are more likely to have the necessary safety features.
How’s your power factor these days?
Most facilities have power factor (PF) correction capacitors at the service, but those merely help you avoid a PF penalty on the electric bill.
Tip of the Week: What can you learn from NEC Annex H? — Part 1
Annex H contains supplemental information, but it can help you carry out a project more effectively.
Tip of the Week: Just How Qualified Are Your Maintenance Workers? 4
Set your goals higher than minimal safety requirements and strive to achieve top performance.
How to Never Round a Nut or Bolt Head 1
Choose the appropriate high-quality wrench and align it correctly.
Critical Code Requirements for Class II Hazardous Locations 
It’s easier to contain dust than gas, so the requirements for Class II locations (ignitable dust) are not as rigorous as those for Class I locations (ignitable gas)
Thinking Takes Training, Too
Workers will benefit from being taught logical and methodical approaches to problem-solving.
Tip of the Week: Have You Reviewed Your Motor PM Procedures Lately? 1
Strive to correctly identify a maintenance problem before carrying out a solution.
Does Your Work Measure Up?
Is your work adequate or is it excellent? Why should that matter to you?
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