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.

Avoid Energy Waste by Using the Correct Gear Oil
Use the right oil in the right amount, so that motors will run more efficiently.
Tip of the Week: How Do You Reduce Maintenance Costs?
A thorough maintenance program will help prevent high-cost repairs
Basics Degrade Unless Refreshed 1
To maintain top performance, workers must continually brush up their basic skills.
Tip of the Week: Test Equipment Safety Rules
The more specialized the equipment, the more specialized the safety rules should be.
How much training is enough? 1
Training that is relevant and targeted to employees' needs and skills will help a business prosper.
Tip of the Week: What can you learn from the NEC’s Annex H? — Part 4
What is a state's Electrical Board and what you should know about it?
Avoiding Fun and Games in Employee Retention 2
A management culture that emphasizes open communication will help you keep your best workers.
Tip of the Week: Are Your People Sloppy?
A focus on the quality of the work completed instead of how quickly it is done will pay off with greater customer satisfaction.
How to Justify that Motor Upgrade Request 1
An energy-efficient motor can run even more efficiently if you use these tests to detect waste.
Tip of the Week: Can You Trust Your Maintenance Data?
Proper training and the right equipment is needed to get accurate data.
Avoiding “Silly Stupid” Mistakes with Tables 1
Take precautions, such as using a straight edge, to make sure you are correctly reading the tables in the NEC.
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.
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