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
You Can’t Be Too Paranoid
To keep your plant and equipment running smoothly, think of all the things that could go wrong, then take steps to make sure that nothing does.
Tip of the Week: Avoid the “Just Drive Another Ground Rod” Solution 2
Driving ground rods into the floor will not stop equipment losses caused by transient voltage damage.
Critical Code Requirements for Commercial Office Spaces  3
t’s amazing that more commercial spaces don’t erupt into flames, considering the Code violations commonly committed in them.
Avoiding Fun and Games in Hiring 1
Use your network of professional contacts to find the best candidates for your job openings.
Tip of the Week: Move Away from a Rules-Only Safety Program
A training program based on developing understanding and self-discipline will prepare employees for any situation.
Lighting Improvements that Just Make Sense 1
For greater lighting improvements, go beyond replacing incandescent bulbs with LEDs
Tip of the Week: Run a Full Battery of Tests 2
One test of your equipment might detect a problem, but to uncover all potential issues, you will need to conduct a full range of tests.
Tip of the Week: What can you learn from the NEC’s Annex H? — Part 3 1
This annex helps workers determine what to do when they encounter a code violation.
Six-Step Plan for Bending Raceway 7
Don’t get bent out of shape when dealing with metallic raceway
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
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