DVD Team for 2005 Grounding versus Bonding, Article 250, DVD

Jimmy Adams

Project Superintendent Electric Services, Inc. Leesburg, FL

I was born in Leesburg, Fl in 1973 and have resided in the area ever since. Throughout my child hood I was always fascinated with the way things worked, especially electricity. I graduated Leesburg High School in 1991 and proceeded into adult hood. I got my first official introduction to Electrical theory in the military learning Electronics repair. I worked in electronics repair for a short while before turning to industrial maintenance in 1994. I performed various electro-mechanical upgrades and modifications as well as much needed code compliance upgrades. I left maintenance to pursue my long sought after electrical career. I began working for Electric Services Inc. in 1998. I, from the beginning, was fascinated at the diversity of the trade and sought after knowing as much about the trade as possible. I earned my Master certificate of competency in 2000.

I have had the opportunity to perform such tasks as motor controls, design building, estimating, project management, security installations, access control systems with video integration, voice and data installations including fiber with the use of media converters, grounding and bonding projects, and fire alarm systems. Currently I am still employed with Electric Services, Inc. and I'm coordinating the ESI learning center and instructing on the topics of "Understanding the NEC" and "Exam Preparation". I am married and have three wonderful children. The part of my life not devoted to them is devoted to the electrical industry. My hobbies are computers and electronics. The ever-changing technology keeps me experimenting. I have lived my life with the belief that education is the suppression of ignorance with the constant application of knowledge. I have adhered to a life filled with the pursuit of knowledge.

Steve Arne

Training Director AETech Electrical Training Center Rapid City, South Dakota www.ElectricianClass.com

Steve Arne has worked as an electrician, electrical contractor, and electrical instructor for 40 years. Nineteen years of his career were spent as a teacher and department head in post-secondary education. Since Steve retired from Western Dakota Tech in 2003, he has provided industry-direct training specializing in continuing education Electrical Code classes and Electrician Exam Preparation classes for Journeyman and Master's level exams.

In 2012, Steve and Deb's son Ryan returned to Rapid City South Dakota to help Steve expand his training business at AETech Electrical Training Center to include a 640 hour full-time pre-employment Apprentice Electrician Training Program. Steve is currently a Board Member of the SD Electrical Commission and serves on the State and Local Chapter Boards of the SD Electrical Council.

Steve worked with Mike Holt as a technical editor and video team participant beginning in 2002, and uses Mike’s books in his classes. He is very thankful to have been associated with an industry leader like Mike who has a real heart to help others and provides excellent training products to help students in the electrical industry.

Steve and his wife Deb live in Rapid City, South Dakota where they’re both active in their church and community, and love to spend time with their children and grandchildren. The highest priority for both of them is putting God first in both their home and business.

Scott Harding

Master Electrician / Electrical Contractor - CEO, Rockville, MD

Scott Harding began his electrical career as an electrician’s helper working part time in the family business. After graduating with an Electrical Engineering degree from Clemson University, he worked as an electrical engineer for RTKL Associates, a large design firm located in Baltimore, MD.

After leaving RTKL, Scott went to work at F.B. Harding, Inc. an Electrical Contractor located in Rockville, MD where he’s been for the last 28 years. He is a licensed Master Electrician in multiple jurisdictions and is the current President and CEO of F.B. Harding, Inc, making the family business a third generation company. Scott also serves as a principle member on NEC Code-Making Panel Number 5 (Grounding and Bonding) working on the revisions to the 2005, 2008, 2011, 2014 and 2017 cycles.

Scott lives in Maryland and is married with two children.

James Shafer
Harbor Marine Consultants, Inc. Stuart, FL
Jim Shafer, who holds the Accredited Marine Surveyor (AMS) designation from the Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors, as well as an American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) Marine Electrical Technician Certificate, has an extensive background in the practical aspects of electrical problems in the marine environment. Applying his industrial and yacht electrical installation and repair experience to specific marina problems has allowed him to separate and identify recommendations for marina operations personnel to improve shore power safety and efficiency. Current efforts include developing a device for alerting the marina to AC ground faults in the dock wiring and on a yacht, and determining what effect these faults may have on underwater metals, as well as the potential to hann someone who falls into the water. Promoting an understanding of the importance of the dock ground system is currently his key area of interest.

John Travers

Electrical Inspector and Instructor, Electric Code Class Hialeah, FL http://electriccodeclass.com

John Travers completed the Joint NECA/IBEW Apprenticeship-Training program in 1977, after a tour of duty in the Air Force. He worked at various jobsites in the South Florida and Illinois areas until becom- ing a contractor in 1984. He began his career as an inspector in 1985 serving Hialeah Gardens. In 1988, he added the Town of Medley to his responsibilities, and became a full-time Chief Electrical Inspector for the City of Hialeah in 1990. He served in that position until 2005. He now serves as the Director of Community Development for Hialeah. His responsibilities include managing the Building, Zoning, Code Compliance and Occupational License Divisions of the City of Hialeah. He joined the IAEI in June of 1988 and was the project chairman for the 1996 Annual Meeting in Key West, Florida.

He currently serves as the Treasurer and Director of Codes & Education for the Miami- Dade Division. John oversees an aggressive Continuing Education program for the electrical industry in the South Florida area, where he is a certified Education Sponsor for electrical contractors, inspec- tors, engineers and tradesmen. In 2003, he began teaching nationwide, assisting the I.C.C. with seminars in Denver and Salt Lake City.

John is a family man, who has been married to Barbara for over 35 years, with three children and seven grandchildren. His hobbies include fishing, diving, philately, golf and photography. He is a martial artist in GOJU Karate, where he received his third degree black belt in 2006.