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
Firing a Bad Customer is not Unlike Firing a Bad Employee 1
Don't be reluctant to cut ties with customers that aren't reliable or seek to take advantage of you
Tip of the Week: Five Principles for Effectively Managing Maintenance Training 1
Keep your training up to date and make sure it's offered to the right people.
Making Incremental Changes in Your Lighting System
Adding sensors or moving equipment can improve lighting in a facility without resorting to a major upgrade
Tip of the Week: Cool Runnings
Thermographers provide the data that help you solve motor heating problems most effectively
Tip of the Week: Try Not to Measure Things
Setting up ways to monitor equipment provides a safer way to check whether it's operating efficiently
Tip of the Week: Personal Protective Equipment Isn’t Your First Line of Defense
Have sensible safety steps in place so that PPE can work as intended
Critical Code Requirements for Commercial Construction 
Commercial construction includes new facilities, upgrades to existing facilities, retrofit work, and reconfiguration work.
Figure it Out: Keep Your Math Skills Sharp 3
If you don’t use it, you’ll lose it!
Outsource or Insource?
Know the answer to this question long before you meet with prospective clients.
Tip of the Week: The Power of Trends
Taking regular measurements may reveal which equipment needs attention
Cutting Expenses Can Be Costly
Use a long-term perspective when considering potential cuts and savings.
Tip of the Week: The Basics of Chapter 9 in NFPA 70 (NEC)
The many tables provided in this Chapter offer lots of valuable information.
How to Reduce Energy Waste Before You Spend Money on an Audit
You don't have to wait for an audit to identify ways to cut energy costs
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Tip of the Week: Six Principles of Effective Maintenance Management 1
Have a plan and stick to it, but be ready to adjust it when conditions warrant.
Tip of the Week: Keeping Your Cool, and Your Motor’s Too 1
Making sure motors are well ventilated will help prevent premature failure
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