Mark Lamendola

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.

Articles
Use Small, but Think Big
A focus on identifying and solving customers' problems instead of lowering prices will help your business grow.
Tip of the Week: The Basics of Chapter 8 in NFPA 70 (NEC)
This chapter's guidelines apply to communications equipment.
Energy Upgrades That Are Worth Your Time
There’s more to energy savings programs than simply upgrading your lighting system.
Tip of the Week: Getting Maintenance Back into Maintenance Mode
Establish priorities to manage your maintenance work more effectively
Adapt Your Work Processes to Fit Today’s Needs 1
Create a business environment that lets you respond effectively to changing circumstances
Tip of the Week: Overcoming Chronic Overload Protection Trips 9
Here's a checklist of issues to look for to solve the problem
Critical Code Requirements for Industrial Maintenance 
Walk into almost any industrial facility, and an hour later you can walk back out with a list of Code violations.
Tip of the Week: The Value of a High-Resolution Meter
Higher-resolution meters enable you to identify potential issues more quickly
Restoring Phase Balance in Motor Branch Circuits
Take these steps to address motor failures caused by a phase imbalance.
Tip of the Week: The Basics of Chapter 7 in NFPA 70 (NEC)
Get to know the importance of the "special conditions" covered in this chapter
Speaking from the Data
When seeking additional resources, base your requests on verifiable benefits
Conducting a Low-Level Energy Audit 1
Look for energy savings opportunities that can be carried out with available budget and resources.
Tip of the Week: Drive the Maintenance Function
Identify specific goals for carrying out preventive and predictive maintenance
Tip of the Week: Preventing Transient Damage to Motors
Follow these steps to protect your facilities and equipment.
Tip of the Week: Written Protocols for T&M Procedures
Having a written guide in place will save time and money when testing and taking measurements on equipment
Electrical Testing Feed
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