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
Tip of the Week: Lessons Learned from a Test and Measurement Case Study
Unless workers are properly trained on your measurement equipment, you may misdiagnose problems.
How Good is Good Enough? 2
Know the standards of quality expected, and prepare thoroughly to achieve those standards.
How Do You Differentiate Yourself from the Competition?
Strategic, targeted discounting may be effective, but don't rely on it as your only growth tactic
Critical Code Requirements for Pools and Spas 
This is a traditionally busy time of year for pool projects, as pool owners have maintenance done or do upgrades just before “swimming weather”
Tip of the Week: The Value of Annex C in NFPA 70 (NEC) 1
This annex consists of fill tables for conduit and tubing.
Pay Attention to Power Quality 2
Conducting a power quality analysis can tell you if your equipment is exhibiting power quality problems.
Goal Setting Graphic
Tip of the Week: Better Maintenance Performance with Better Goals
Goals that are clear, specific and measurable are more likely to result in effective management
Dirty Air Filter
Tip of the Week: Is that cooling air doing any cooling?
Keep ventilation ducts unclogged so that cool air can get inside the motor.
Digital Multimeter Photo
Tip of the Week: The Steps in a Safe Test and Measurement Sequence 5
Methodical testing procedures will help ensure safety
Critical Code Requirements for Marinas and Boatyards 
With the arrival of spring, project work on marinas and boatyards picks up, as will Code violations in those places
Motor Wiring, Part 1 20
Carry out motor wiring carefully to avoid troubles later on
Understanding Infrared Certifications 
In the electrical industry, a certification is often not a goal unto itself, but a recognition that you’ve demonstrated expertise in a given area.
The Value of Laser-Focused Attention
To perform high-quality electrical work, eliminate distractions and reject the temptation to multitask.
Tip of the Week: The Value of Annex B in NFPA 70 (NEC)
This Annex provides important guidance that is especially useful to installing electricians
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
Electrical Testing Feed
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