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Video Team for 2020 Changes to the National Electrical Code Video Program
Master Electrician, Electrical Inspector & Plans Examiner, Business Development Manager, Technical Committee Member NFPA 73, 99, and 1078
Vince began his career in IBEW Local Union #3, New York City, as a helper and progressed to journeyman and foreman electrician before relocating to Florida. He’s licensed by the State of Florida as a master electrician and electrical inspector and plans examiner.
He holds an Associate of Science degree in Electronic Engineering and Electrical Maintenance Technology from Penn Foster College and represents Siemens in the role of Business Development Manager with a focus on supporting electrical inspectors throughout the country.
Vince serves the IAEI Florida Chapter and IAEI Southern Section as Education Chairman. He was an alternate member of Code Making Panels 7 and 12 for the 2017 NEC. He is an alternate member of Code Making Panel 17 for the 2023 NEC. Vince is also a principal technical committee member of NFPA 73, 78, 99 and 1078.
Vince has two sons. The oldest is serving the community as a police sergeant and holds a master’s degree in Business Administration. The youngest is working as a business developer and holds a bachelor’s degree in Marketing
Master Electrician, Instructor, VP of Digital and Technical Training, Mike Holt Enterprises
Brian House is Vice President of Digital and Technical Training at Mike Holt Enterprises, and a Certified Mike Holt Instructor. Brian has worked in the trade since the ‘90s in residential, commercial and industrial settings. He opened a contracting firm in 2003 that designed energy-efficient lighting retrofits, explored “green” biomass generators, and partnered with residential PV companies in addition to traditional electrical installation and service. In 2007, Brian was personally selected by Mike for development and began teaching seminars for Mike Holt Enterprises after being named a Top Gun Presenter in Mike’s Train the Trainer boot camp. Brian travels around the country teaching electricians, instructors, the military personnel, and engineers. His experience in the trenches as an electrical contractor, along with Mike Holt’s instructor training, gives him a teaching style that is practical, straightforward, and refreshing.
Today, as Vice President of Digital and Technical Training at Mike Holt Enterprises, Brian leads the apprenticeship and digital product teams. They create cutting-edge training tools, and partner with in-house and apprenticeship training programs nation-wide to help them reach the next level. He is also part of the content team that helps Mike bring his products to market, assisting in the editing of the textbooks, coordinating the content and illustrations, and assuring the technical accuracy and flow of the information.
Brian is high-energy, with a passion for doing business the right way. He expresses his commitment to the industry and his love for its people in his teaching, working on books, and developing instructional programs and software tools.
Brian and his wife Carissa have shared the joy of their four children and many foster children during 25 years of marriage. When not mentoring youth at work or church, he can be found racing mountain bikes or SCUBA diving with his kids. He’s passionate about helping others and regularly engages with the youth of his community to motivate them into exploring their future.
Master Electrician, Instructor
Jennifer Martin is a third-generation wireman, IBEW Local #112 member that brings enthusiasm and charisma to the formal instruction and application of Electrical Codes and Safety Standards. She has been a vital part of electrical safety leadership within the Department of Energy (DOE) for nearly a decade. She is currently acting as the Chair of the Electrical Safety Task Team (ESTT) for Energy Facility Contractors Group (EFCOG), and is the assigned Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL). She manages this workload all the while enjoying life’s most precious gift, her children. With a work/life balance, complemented with world-wide travel, one could say she is an incredibly busy woman.
A master electrician with electrical contractors’ licenses in multiple states, a Certified Electrical Safety Compliance Professional (CESCP) and IEEE member that adds to her unbridled dedication to the electrical industry. A message to all “WARNING may spontaneously start talking about electrical codes and safety standards”. Through her various industry memberships and representation of building trades there is always an opportunity learning and sharing her passion with others.
Jennifer when offered the opportunity to participate for another edition of Mike Holt’s brilliant series and quite honestly could not refuse. The experience to be a part of this series is an honor, the team remarkably clever, and the time together priceless.
Master Electrician, Electrical Engineer, Instructor
Eric Stromberg has a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and is a professional engineer. He started in the electrical industry when he was a teenager helping the neighborhood electrician. After high school, and a year of college, Eric worked for a couple of different audio companies, installing sound systems in a variety of locations from small buildings to baseball stadiums. After returning to college he worked as a journeyman wireman for an electrical contractor.
After graduating from the University of Houston, Eric took a job as an electronic technician and installed and serviced life safety systems in high-rise buildings. After seven years he went to work for Dow Chemical as a power distribution engineer. His work with audio systems had made him very sensitive to grounding issues and he took this experience with him into power distribution. Because of this expertise, Eric became one of Dow’s grounding subject matter experts. This is also how Eric met Mike Holt, as Mike was looking for grounding experts for his 2002 Grounding vs. Bonding video.
Eric taught the National Electrical Code for professional engineering exam preparation for over 20 years, and has held continuing education teacher certificates for the states of Texas and New Mexico. He was on the electrical licensing and advisory board for the State of Texas, as well as on their electrician licensing exam board. Eric now consults for a Department of Energy research laboratory in New Mexico, where he’s responsible for the electrical standards as well as assisting the laboratory’s AHJ.
Eric’s oldest daughter lives with her husband in Zurich, Switzerland, where she teaches for an international school. His son served in the Air Force, has a degree in Aviation logistics, and is a pilot and owner of an aerial photography business. His youngest daughter is a singer/songwriter in Los Angeles.
Master Electrician, Electrical Inspector, Plans Examiner, Instructor, Electrical Content Editor, Mike Holt Enterprises
Mario Valdes Jr. is a member of the technical team at Mike Holt Enterprises, working directly with Mike Holt in researching, re-writing, and coordinating content, to assure the technical accuracy of the information in the products.
Mario is licensed as an electrical contractor, most recently having worked as an electrical inspector and plans examiner for an engineering firm in South Florida. Additionally, he was an electrical instructor for a technical college, teaching students pursuing an associate degree in electricity. He taught subjects such as ac/dc fundamentals, residential and commercial wiring, blueprint reading, and electrical estimating. He brings to the Mike Holt team a wealth of knowledge and devotion for the NEC.
He started his career at 16 years old in his father’s electrical contracting company. Once he got his Florida State contractor’s license, he ran the company as project manager and estimator. Mario’s passion for the NEC prompted him to get his inspector and plans review certifications and embark on a new journey in electrical Code compliance. He’s worked on complex projects such as hospitals, casinos, hotels and multi-family high rise buildings. Mario is very passionate on educating electrical professionals about electrical safety and the National Electrical Code.
Mario’s a member of the IAEI, NFPA, and ICC, and enjoys participating in the meetings; he believes that by staying active in these organizations he’ll be ahead of the game, with cutting-edge knowledge pertaining to safety codes.
When not immersed in the electrical world Mario enjoys fitness training. He resides in Pembroke Pines, Florida with his beautiful family, which includes his wife and his two sons. They enjoy family trip getaways to Disney World and other amusement parks.
Master Electrician, Instructor, Electrical Inspector
David Williams is an electrical inspector for Delta Township, Lansing, Michigan and has been an Adjunct Associate Professor at Lansing Community College in the Electrical Technology Program since 1995. He began his electrical career as an apprentice in 1974 at U.S. Steel, started inspecting for the State of Michigan in 1988, and has been inspecting for Delta Township since 1994.
Dave is a Licensed Master Electrician, Registered Electrical Inspector, Plan Reviewer, and Instructor. He holds a Certified Electrical Inspector—Master, Electrical Inspector General, and Electrical Inspector 1-2 Family through the International Association of Electrical Inspectors, IAEI.
He’s served on a Technical Committee for the National Electrical Code since 2007 and is currently serving on the NEC Correlating Committee for the 2023 and 2020 Code and CMP-10 covering Articles 215, 225, 230, 240, and the new Article 242. Dave Chaired CMP-7 for the 2017 NEC and served on CMP-5 covering Grounding and Bonding for the 2008, 2011, and 2014 Code cycles.
Dave also serves on seven UL Standards Technical Panels; UL-111, Standard for Multi-Outlet Assemblies; UL-414, Meter Mounting Equipment; UL-1081, Swimming Pumps and Filters; UL-2200, Stationary Engine Generator Assemblies; UL-2201, Portable Engine Generators; UL-2743, Portable Power Packs; and UL-3001, Distributed Energy Generation and Storage Systems. He’s served on the UL Electrical Council since 2010.
Dave is Chairman of the International Association of Electrical Inspectors, International Board of Directors. He’s currently the IAEI Michigan Chapter Secretary and serves on the Western Section Board of Directors. He’s Past President of the IAEI Michigan Chapter and Past President of the IAEI Western Section.
Dave and his wife Marie have two children (Christina and Aaron) and reside in Delta Township. He likes pickleball, golfing and they enjoy spending time at their family cottage.
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