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 14, 2014

Feel the Power 

Many of the articles in this month’s issue focus on the topic of on-site power equipment and systems....More
in Industry Viewpoint Jan 20, 2014


It doesn’t seem all that long ago when we mentioned the topic of building information modeling (BIM), we did so with an eye to the future....More
in Industry Viewpoint Dec 17, 2013

Slow Ride Up 

In preparation for this month’s cover story, I hopped on a plane in late October and headed to Washington, D.C. My assignment called for me to....More
in Industry Viewpoint Nov 15, 2013

Key Changes to the 2014 NEC 

It feels like just the other day when I sat down to share my thoughts on the release of the 2011 edition of the National Electrical Code (NEC). Now,....More
in Industry Viewpoint Oct 16, 2013

The Many Benefits of Maintenance

When implemented properly, a preventive maintenance program can make all the difference in your electrical system operation....More
in Industry Viewpoint Sep 16, 2013

2013 Top 50 Trends

Respondents to this year's Top 50 survey expect steady growth ahead for the electrical construction industry....More
in Industry Viewpoint Aug 15, 2013

Hiring and Recruiting Trends in the Electrical Industry

How mobile technology and social media are influencing hiring and recruiting practices at electrical firms....More
in Industry Viewpoint Jul 15, 2013

Big Data Fuels Data Center Growth

Growth in data center construction promises increased work for electrical professionals....More
in Industry Viewpoint Jun 16, 2013

Building Energy Intelligence

Submetering trends in commercial buildings boost energy efficiency efforts....More
in Industry Viewpoint May 15, 2013

Spreading the Message of Electrical Safety

Why it's so critical for electrical professionals to promote safety in the workplace....More

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