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.

Article 705: Interconnected Electric Power Production Sources 
Special NEC requirements apply when interconnecting any power source with the primary power source
Tip of the Week: Optimizing Your Motor Maintenance Program
Allocate your resources based on hard data, not perceptions or myths.
The High Cost of Saving Money
Managers may make shortsighted decisions when they don't have all the relevant information needed.
Fuse photo
Tip of the Week: Don’t Blow it on the Measurement Front
Digital multimeters typically have special types of fuses; to ensure safety, make sure your replacement fuse is the right kind.
Tip of the Week: The Practical Safeguarding of Persons and Property
Article 90 of the NEC will help you understand why the code was created and what it covers.
Curing Customer Confusion, Part 2
A systematic approach will help customers understand the hows and whys of the work you're doing.
Tip of the Week: Play it Safe with a Divide and Conquer Strategy
Devote the time needed to gain an in-depth understanding of NFPA 70E
Article 702: Optional Standby Systems 
People sometimes confuse various systems that supply alternate power on site.
The Importance of Electromagnetic Fields in Troubleshooting 1
Knowledge of the principles of electromagnetism can help detect problems as well as avoid them.
Tip of the Week: Don’t Let Bad Motor Data Drag You Down
Gathering accurate and precise data is key to tracking motor maintenance repairs.
When ROI Needs to be RIP
When determining return on investment, a little more investment can produce a much greater return.
Safety First sign
Tip of the Week: Test and Measurement Safety
Here are some ways you can take live measurements while avoiding exposure to arc blast.
Make an Energy Transformation
Don’t be a slave to matching your calculated load and the transformer. You probably can’t do that anyhow, and energy efficiency is just one of many considerations.
Tip of the Week: Voltage Drop and the NEC (NFPA 70) 1
Some information in the NEC is merely explanatory and not considered a rule that must be followed.
Tip of the Week: Use NFPA 70E to Guide Your Safety Program
Understanding how the safety standard is arranged will help you find the sections relevant to your work.
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