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: It’s T&M Quiz Time
Choose the proper PPE when measuring voltage
How Do You Manage Your Electrical Business Image?
Well-trained, professional-looking employees will enhance the reputation of your business
Voltage Loss versus Voltage Drop 3
Voltage drop is a fixed condition, and voltage loss is nearly always a deteriorating one.
Tip of the Week: The Basics of Chapter 3 in NFPA 70 (NEC)
Chapter 3 spells out the requirements for wiring methods and materials.
Article 760: Fire Alarm System Installation Requirements 
Avoid hot spots by knowing fire alarm system installation requirements.
Are You Certifiable?
Providing workers with training and certification opportunities results in employees who are more knowledgeable about their job and more loyal to your company.
Tip of the Week: The First Four Annexes of NFPA 70E
Delving into the annexes provides a gold mine of useful information.
More Light, Less Energy
Some simple steps can help your existing lighting without undertaking an expensive replacement project.
Tip of the Week: Look Beyond the Motor When Performing Preventive Maintenance
The conditions of the environment around a motor can affect its performance and indicate issues that should be addressed.
Tip of the Week: Don’t Get Too Attached to Those Test Leads
Be proactive about replacing worn and damaged test leads.
How Do You Market Your Business?
Focus on learning who your potential customers are and what you can do do meet their needs.
Tip of the Week: Understanding the Structure of Chapter 2 of the NEC
The chapter provides the basis for wiring (but not wiring methods) and protection.
Power Quality Improvements Do Save Energy 3
Adding power factor correction capacitors will enable motors to use less energy and run cooler.
Article 708: Critical Operations Power Systems (COPS) 
If you have a COPS at your facility, make sure it meets Art. 708 requirements.
Tip of the Week: The Basics of NFPA 70E
Chapter 3 provides safety-related information for specific kinds of equipment.
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