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.

Division 17 Takes a Detour
On January 31, the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) Executive Committee approved a recommendation by its CSI MasterFormat Expansion Task Team
Looking Forward to 2002
If you're like most everyone else I know, you'll probably agree 2001 was not a very good year. The after-effects of an absurd Presidential election, widespread
Losing Power Isn't an Option
Two weeks ago, I lost power to my house when a distribution transformer serving the homes in my cul-de-sac failed. It took the utility about five hours
Security Market Heats Up
In the aftermath of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, and the new threat of widespread biological attacks across America,
Reflecting on Tragedy
I've heard it said many times that there are certain events in life you'll never forget, such as your wedding or the birth of a child. Unfortunately,
2002 Code Changes Take Shape
It's hard to believe it's that time again. This fall marks the turn of another National Electrical Code (NEC) cycle. And as the National Fire Protection
Let's Learn Something This Time Around
It may be the year 2001, but lately I feel like I'm living in the 1970s. I haven't been wearing a mood ring or sporting a leisure suit recently, and I
A Magazine for the Ages
This month, EC&M celebrates a century of dedication to the electrical industry. As I sit back and reflect on this historic moment, I can't help but feel
No Laughing Matter
Before you fire off a nasty letter or note to me concerning our cover this month, stop and ask yourself a couple questions. Did it get your attention?
Turn the Lights Off!
If your home life is anything like mine, you've barked this phrase a few times yourself. Why is it that no matter what time of day it is, or what room
Portable Power Plant on Wheels
With the rolling blackouts hitting California and the ice and snowstorms pounding the Northeast, many of us are seriously thinking about buying a back-up
California Dreamin'
The news coming out of California these days has me thinking about that 1960's song California Dreamin' from The Mamas and the Papas. Especially these
Web Site to Offer Exciting Innovations
Well, we moved and didn't bother to tell you about it - that is until now. On December 21, 1999 we relaunched our Web site. You can find us at our new
Let the Good Times Roll
As we enter a new year - and as defined by the purists of our society, a new millennium - we'd all like to know where we're headed. What will business
Working in Obscurity or Getting No Respect
Standards development: It's a thankless job, but somebody's got to do it. You travel out of town several times a year to spend countless hours away from
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