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.

How Good is Good Enough When it Comes to Electrical Work?
On some jobs, insisting on perfection may turn out to be costly and counterproductive.
Save Energy Through Smart Feeder Design 6
Making different choices throughout a project can result in long-term energy savings.
Tip of the Week: Don’t Let the Size of the NEC Scare You Off
Understanding how the guide is organized and arranged will make it easier to find the information you're looking for.
Tip of the Week: NFPA 70E Requirements Do Apply to You
Both OSHA and the courts put a heavy weight on following industry standards
Article 700: Emergency Systems 
Article 700 is the first in a series of NEC Articles about on-site power systems, including 700, 701, 702, 705, and 708.
Curing the Cash Crunch
Don't skimp on essentials or resort to underbidding to solve cash flow problems.
Tip of the Week: Proper Motor Maintenance
Your focus should be on the most critical motors, not necessarily the ones most prone to failures.
Watt’s Going on in That Circuit? 5
Using the simple E x I watt calculation will help you make informed decisions about lamping replacements and other upgrades.
Is High-Quality Workmanship Worth It?
Underbidding on a job and cutting corners to save money will undermine your company's reputation for quality.
Tip of the Week: Measuring Resistance with Your DMM 1
The resistance measurement function of a digital multimeter can be used for electronics, instrumentation, controls, and many electrical applications.
Easy Ways to Find Energy Leaks 1
Many issues can be easily detected through visual inspections and testing.
Tip of the Week: Exceed NEC Requirements for Improved Efficiency
Consider the benefit of going beyond minimal safety standards.
Tip of the Week: Practicality Forms the Basis of NFPA 70E 3
Long-held safety practices are now part of this standard.
Tip of the Week: Environmental Problems and Your Motors
Maintaining the environment of the motor is as important as maintaining the motor itself.
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