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.

Better Than Expected
Have you ever dreaded something but then once it was over said, Wow, that wasn't nearly as bad as I expected? You know, like the first time you attended
Better Than a Shot in the Dark
Imagine trying to tee up a golf ball, hit it down the fairway, and then find it to hit it again all in the dark of night. I think you would agree this
Work Smarter, Not Harder
"No pain, no gain.” You’ve no doubt heard this body-building phrase many times before
The Inevitability of Design/Build
It seems that old habits die hard when it comes to choosing a project delivery method because some private owners and public sector representatives are still hanging on to the traditional design/bid/build method for completion of their projects. But ...
The Top 40 Rise Up 
Talk about a year to remember. The design firms in EC&M's 2005 Top 40 list enjoyed an average year-over-year gain of 8.75% in design services. Maybe this
Are You Ready For IT Evolution?
In my pre-magazine days, I worked with a guy at the electric utility company who was passionate about researching and implementing new technology ...
2005 Product of the Year Winner
Time Savings With a Twist
Time Savings With a Twist
Time Savings With a Twist
The Power of Giving
Just like most responsible parents, my mom and dad tried to teach me early on the value of giving
A Revolution On Hold
More than four years ago in this column I shared my thoughts with you on the topic of fuel cells. I admitted my fascination with these devices and discussed several high-profile projects in Washington, Alaska, and Canada.
Mainstream Renewables Need You
ver the last couple of years, EC&M has put forth an effort to research the topic of renewable energy and present our findings as to how it best relates to your technical needs and your company’s business goals.
’Twas the Time for a Forecast
'Twas the night before deadline, when all across my desk, sat piles of economic predictions, which had me frozen statuesque. The folders were worn, from a constant mixing, because they somehow always seemed to need fixing. Contractors were tossing and ...
The Almighty Code
With its 50th edition about to hit the streets, the NEC has now seen more revisions than a lot of electrical industry professionals have celebrated birthdays,
Learning the Reliability Lingo
Probability of failure. Availability. Mean time to repair. Failure rate. Unavailability. Failure mode. Mean time to failure. Interruption. Dirty power. Do these terms and phrases mean anything to you?
A View From the Top
I guess it should come as no surprise that the average sales growth rate from 2002 to 2003 for EC&M's Top 50 Electrical Contractors was just barely in
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