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: Are Your People Lazy? 2
Proper training and the right equipment will achieve better results than pushing workers too hard.
Critical Code Requirements for Health Care Facilities 
When the NEC speaks of health care facilities, it means places where people are obtaining medical, dental, psychiatric, nursing, obstetrical, or surgical care
Technology Needs a Base
To gain a competitive advantage, bolster your technology upgrades with employee training.
Do You Run Your Business?
Delegate tasks to other employees so you can concentrate on running and improving the business.
Tip of the Week: Do You Mine Your Maintenance Data?
Take advantage of your computerized maintenance management system to mine relevant data and improve operations.
How Are Your Harmonics? 1
A good harmonic analyzer will show you graphically the breakdown of your component harmonics
Tip of the Week: Test and Measurement
Here are some ways to keep the leads on your digital multimeters in good working condition.
Tip of the Week: Have you customized your PM procedures?
Maintain your equipment based on actual conditions and usage, not “typical” applications assumed by manufacturers.
Tip of the Week: Do your workers lack intelligence? 2
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 4
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? 1
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.
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