Michael Eby

Penton Media


Mike received a B.S. degree in electrical engineering in 1986 and an M.S. degree in engineering management in 1994 from the University of South Florida. He is currently a member of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Association of Energy Engineers (AEE), and American Society of Business Press Editors (ASBPE).

Prior to joining EC&M as Editor-in-Chief in September 1999, Mike served as the Executive Editor of Transmission & Distribution World magazine for five years. Before joining Penton Media, Mike held various engineering titles within the Substation and Transmission Engineering Groups at Florida Power & Light Co., Juno Beach, FL.

Mike was awarded the Southeastern Electric Exchange (SEE) Excellence in Engineering Award in 1993 and has received numerous regional and national editorial awards for his reporting and writing work in the electrical market.

What's Your Firm Type?
If you're looking to grow a business, you've basically got two choices: foster growth from within (sometimes referred to as organic growth) or expand
Convincing Clients to Go Green
I don't know about you, but I'm beginning to see the color green in almost everything I look at whether it's a piece of lumber in the hardware store,
Once an Engineer, Always an Engineer
By the time this issue hits your inbox, Engineers Week, celebrated around the world from February 17 to 23, will be less than a month away. Although I'm
Glass Half Full or Half Empty?
In what's become our annual construction outlook issue, we strive to deliver a comprehensive market forecast for the coming year based on reports delivered
Embracing Change
Many years ago, when I worked for an electric utility, I found myself in the position of tracking changes to the National Electrical Safety Code (NESC)
The Art of Selection
On the surface, incorporating the concepts of selective coordination in the design of power distribution systems seems like a Why wouldn't you want to
Numbers Game
Every time I pick up a newspaper, turn on the radio, or tune in to the local or national TV news, all I hear about is how bad the residential housing
Police Power
In support of our editorial theme this month (i.e., testing & maintenance), I thought a more personal view on this topic was in order. My wife and I recently
Eyes Wide Open
I just returned home from a visit to the great city of Boston. Although I didn't get to walk down The Freedom Trail or stop in The Paul Revere House,
Disposal Dilemma
They're unique in shape. They're extremely energy efficient. They feature fast ramp-up times, and offer much longer life spans than their shapely counterparts.
EC&M Goes Digital
Like most everything else in the world today, advancements in technology have given rise to an enormous number of electronic-based products and services.
Leap of Faith
I'll admit it. I've been leery of using electrical design software for years. Having grown up doing most of my electrical calculations by hand, it's hard
AFCIs Primed to Branch Out - Take Two
In the November 2006 issue, my viewpoint and our cover story, AFCIs on the Brink of a Home Invasion, focused on a Code change proposal to expand the use
Live to Learn
I'm a firm believer in continuing education. After I graduated from college and started my first job, I made the choice to obtain an advanced degree through
Making My List, and Checking it Twice
I love the holiday season. It's a time to celebrate faith and spend time with my family and friends. It's time for me to take a little break from the
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