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.

Look Out for Number One
A little more than a year ago, 50 million people lost power during the August 14th blackout in the northeast United States and Canada. Like the Great
Addicted to Tools
Hi, my name is Mike and I'm a tool junkie. I'm obsessed with multi-function features and sleek ergonomic designs. I wake up early on Sundays and tear
Industrial Manufacturing Market Blues
There's been a lot of discussion of late about the issue of outsourcing jobs to overseas markets. Much of the discussion centers on the manufacturing,
Where Have All the Specialists Gone?
From the early years of my prior life as a utility engineer, I can remember several co-workers who were pure specialists in a particular field. Charlie
The 21st Century Watering Hole
It's 10:00 at night. You're still too wired to fall asleep because that electrical test procedure you're scheduled to run first thing in the morning has you a little worried.
The Shape of Things to Come
When all is said and done, it may be the comic book illustrators and cartoon artists who feel the greatest effects of the current changing of the guard
Sun Worshipers Unite!
Sun worship can be traced back to the earliest civilizations known to man. In Mesopotamia, the Sumerians believed all gods and goddesses, including the
On the Job and Out to Lunch
As adults, most of us like to think we don't make mistakes, that we're immune to those mental errors that plagued us during our teenage years when our
Same Story, One Year Later
This time last year, I sat down to share my thoughts with you on the outlook for the construction market in the coming year. After reading more than a
Don't Get Burned By Shortcuts
Shortcuts. We all take them from time to time ...
Not for the Faint of Heart
Adventure Express. Whirlwind. Gold Rush. High Roller. Big Dipper. Black Hole. Mind Bender. Nightmare. What do all of these names have in common?
They Speak for the Trees
He's short. He's hairy. His walrus-like mustache makes him look a little like professional golfer Craig Stadler.
Safety State of Mind
Lately, I've been thinking a lot more about jobsite safety than I normally do ...
You Can't Change a Leopard's Spots
Have you ever sat in a karaoke bar and watched a group of drunk amateurs attempt to sing Top 40 hits?
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
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