Michael Eby

Editor-in-Chief, 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.

Posts by Michael Eby

in Industry Viewpoint Feb 15, 2017

Microgrids Begin to Make Inroads 

Over the last year-and-a-half or so, we’ve published quite a few articles that focused on new technologies or market trends we think you should keep....More
in Industry Viewpoint Jan 20, 2017

Make an Investment in Training 

I just returned home to Kansas City after spending most of the week in the Boston area. I was in Cambridge, Mass., to co-manage the last of our 2017....More
in Industry Viewpoint Nov 18, 2016

Improving Safety One Rule at a Time 

After reviewing more than 4,000 proposals and acting on each one of them, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) published the 2017 National....More
in Industry Viewpoint Jun 20, 2016

The Big Just Get Bigger 

Total revenue reported by this year’s Top 40 Electrical Design Firms was at an all-time record high — $1.808 billion....More
in Industry Viewpoint Mar 18, 2016

2017 NEC Revisions Address a Rapidly Changing Power Production Market 

In case you haven’t noticed, there’s quite a buzz of activity taking place on the renewable energy, on-site power generation, and energy storage....More
in Industry Viewpoint Feb 18, 2016

The Evolution of the Smart Building 

It’s interesting to see how commercial building design has shifted over the years to a more holistic approach focused on the needs of the building....More
in Industry Viewpoint Nov 17, 2015

Energy Storage Market Outlook Appears Bullish 

The energy storage market appears to be primed for double-digit growth the next several years....More
in Industry Viewpoint Oct 16, 2015

An Internet for the Manufacturing World 

It was obvious when the completed surveys started to roll in this year that the top electrical contractors in the country were feeling pretty good....More
in Industry Viewpoint May 18, 2015

Let’s All Agree to Get Smarter About Electrical Safety 

How electrical apps are fueling growth in the mobile construction workforce....More
in Industry Viewpoint Apr 20, 2015

The Strange and Mysterious World of LEDs 

One thing has become quite clear to me recently. There’s still a lot of confusion out there on the LED front among the rank and file of electrical....More

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