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.

Being Assertive in the Marketplace
Emphasize the expertise that differentiates your business from the competition.
Slay Those Energy Vampires 2
Reduce energy waste in your facilities by putting equipment on timers or just unplugging it.
Tip of the Week: Are Your People Ethically Challenged?
Setting a good example and communicating clearly will guide employees to act ethically.
Tip of the Week: Are Your Motors Getting Hit by Transients?
A power monitor can provide the data to determine when a transient event occurred and how long it lasted.
Technical Skills Are Not Enough
To succeed in business, work on your interpersonal skills as well as technical ability.
Outlining the General Requirements of NFPA 70E 
Chapter 1 of NFPA 70E, Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace, covers electrical safety-related work practices and procedures
Tip of the Week: Use Test and Measurement Equipment Safely
Pay attention to the safety information that is provided with your testing equipment.
What Do Bean Counters Hear? 3
To convince them that your proposals are worthwhile, speak to them in language they understand.
Tip of the Week: What can you learn from the NEC’s Annex H? — Part 6
Section 80.21 spells out the requirements for having plans and specifications reviewed.
Cash Flow Cures 1
Here are some do's and don'ts for getting your business through cash flow difficulties.
Tip of the Week: Are Your People Tired? 1
Take steps to guard against overworking your employees
The Real Value of Variable Frequency Drives
VFDs can provide energy savings in numerous ways.
Tip of the Week: Is Your Motor Maintenance Going In Circles?
Follow these steps to ensure that your motor maintenance program is thorough.
Ohm’s Law vs Failures and Shocks 3
Brushing up on basic electrical theory may help reveal the cause of equipment failures.
Tip of the Week: Take the time to learn what your test equipment can do for you. 1
Your equipment may come with worthwhile features that you're not using.
Electrical Testing Feed
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