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.

Who's Afraid of the Light?
Saving money on electricity at home is pretty easy turn the lights off when you leave the room and you're guaranteed to cut your bill by a substantial
The Future is the Past
Apple Computer introduced the world to the Macintosh with an ad during Super Bowl XVIII that literally shattered the image of oppression created by George
New Kid on the Block
People love a hero it gives them someone to root for, someone to look up to, someone to count on. The funny thing about being a hero, though, is that
One Engineer Can Make a Difference
We all know how important it is for young people to have good, strong role models in life someone to look up to, to idolize, to emulate. Most kids worship
Down, But Not Out
Based on everything I've learned in the last month or two, 2003 won't be the turnaround year in construction everyone was hoping for. Yes, there might
Let's Talk Technology
If you spend much time on construction sites, you've no doubt noticed that they don't look much like they used to. As with every other facet of your daily
Expanding Our Reach
Starting with this issue, EC&M just got bigger a lot bigger! The magazine now reaches 145,000 electrical professionals every month. That's a 45% increase
Teamwork Can Overcome Extreme Obstacles
Tropical storms. Hurricanes. Floods. Mother Nature sure knows how to put us in our place ...
Not Without Its Faults
The proper application of circuit protective devices is crucial in the design and construction of a safe and reliable power distribution system. On the
Not Much to Smile About
Early in the year, many economists predicted an end to our country's recession by midyear. But as we step into the third quarter, the business climate
Who's in Control Anyway?
An interesting debate has surfaced in the world of AC drives, pitting the mechanical engineer against the electrical engineer ...
Stepping Up to the Plate for Interconnection
I recently attended my first Electrical Generating Systems Association (EGSA) convention at the historic La Mansion del Rio Hotel ...
Cabling: At the Heart of the System
Cabling is to a voice/data/video network what arteries and veins are to your circulatory system.
Selecting a Route for OSP Installations
Knowing the various types of pathways and spaces available to get from point A to B is crucial to a successful project.
Don't Fight the Future
Can someone please tell me who first said computers will simplify my life and make me more efficient?
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