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Thomas Burtness
Contact Thomas Burtness
Organization Burtness Engineering Services
2195 Wagon Trail Rd , White Heath, IL 61884
AAA All States, IL 61884
Phone 2176872000
Fax None
Email tom@burtnesseng.com
Also Serving Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin
Years in the Trade 46
Fees Contact me
Background I have over 45 years of real world electrical and lighting contracting and engineering experience with the design, selection and specification, code and standard conformance and compliance, installation, system integration, equipment startup, troubleshooting, and failure analysis of electrical power, illumination, control & instrumentation systems (SCADA) and industrial equipment and machinery. As a licensed electrician and electrical contractor, and then as a consulting engineer, I have specified and/or installed thousands of electrical and illumination equipment installations in residential, commercial, industrial, municipal, and utility occupancies. This depth of real world experience has served as a practical foundation for the numerous forensic investigations I have conducted, and for site analysis of equipment installations, accidents, injuries, failures, and fires. In addition, I am a seasoned technical and contract writer, having written hundreds of construction contracts and specifications, as well as numerous investigative reports, master plans, Operation and Maintenance Manuals, as well as forensic and expert witness reports. One of my significant strengths is in the investigative process. I am detailed and thorough, enabling me to unearth both technical and documentation facts of the case, thus assisting me in drilling down the chain of causation to identify root causes. As a member of the Illuminating Engineering Society's Street and Area Lighting Committee, I have completed dozens of illumination engineering projects, particularly in the area of outdoor municipal street and parking area lighting. I have experience in working with a wide variety of clientele including numerous architectural and engineering firms; governmental authorities, municipalities; consulting firms; attorneys; insurance companies; individuals; homeowners; small business owners; light, medium, and heavy industrial firms; utilities; the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; the U.S. Army; the U.S. Air Force; the US Farmer's Home Administration; the State of Illinois Capital Development Board; and the Army Corps of Engineers. I have worked cooperatively with numerous utility companies as well as local, county, state and federal authorities.
Licenses / Certificates Mr. Burtness is a Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator (CFEI) and a Licensed Professional Engineer (PE) in 23 states as follows: Illinois (Home State), Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Washington State, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. In addition, he can serve in Arizona, California, and Iowa under those states Laws. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign; a Plumbing Design Certificate, University of Wisconsin - Madison; a Fire Investigation Certificate from the Investigative Engineers Association and also an Advanced Fire Investigation Certificate from the Investigative Engineers Association; an OSHA 511 Certificate from the OSHA Training Institute; and an NFPA 70E Certificate from the National Fire Protection Association.
Topics of Expertise Lighting and Electrical Accidents and Injury - Industrial and Roadway
Illumination Engineering - Roadway, Street, Parking Lot, and Area Lighting
Photometric Site Assessments and Illumination Requirements
Electrocution
Electrical Power, Controls, and Instrumentation (SCADA)
Electrical Equipment and Machinery Installations and Failure
Fire and Explosion Origin & Cause
Electrical Construction Defects and Contract Disputes
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All of MD and Mid-Atlantic States

Marty Schumacher
Contact Marty Schumacher
Organization M.S. Electrical Training, LLC
2023 Meadow Drive
All of MD and Mid-Atlantic States, MD 21158
Phone (410) 790-8993
Email marty@mselectricaltraining.com
Also Serving Delaware, District Of Columbia, Florida, Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia
Years in the Trade 31
Fees www.mselectricaltraining.com
Background Started in the electrical trade in 1979 in residential and commercial wiring. Became electrical inspector for Howard County, MD in 1987 to 2004 and started teaching electrical code in 1991. Recently retired as a Howard County Electrical Plans Examiner and currently the owner of M.S. Electrical Training,LLC since 2007.
Mike Holt 'Top Gun' winner for 2009 in Orlando, Florida.

Here are a few of the organizations we have held seminars for: National Park Service, State of MD, National Institute of Health(NIH), University Of Maryland, BGE Home, Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab, NASA/Goddard, IEEE, ABC News, Federal Reserve, Proctor & Gamble, DC Water, Briggs & Stratton, Washington Gas, IEC, IAEI, Electric League of MD, GE Aviation, Martin Technical, EC&M Magazine/Electric West, Haward Technology.
Marty teaches nearly 2000 electricians and electrical professional each year through private training and their open enrollment courses.
www.mselectricaltraining.com
Licenses / Certificates MD Master Electrician License, IAEI Certified Master Electrical Inspector(CEI-M), ICC Certified Electrical Plans Examiner/Commercial/Residential, MD Journeyman License, MD Certified 3rd Party Electrical Inspector.
Topics of Expertise NFPA 70, Electrical Exam Preparation, Grounding and Bonding, NEC Code Change, Generators and Emergency Power, Arc Flash/NFPA 70E, IECC section 405

Primarily serving Maryland, Virginia, DC, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and North Carolina. We train throughout the United states as well as out of country.
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Charlotte

Steven C Johnson
Contact Steven C Johnson
Organization Johnson Telecom
8324 Strawberry Lane
Charlotte, NC 28277
Phone (704) 968-7031
Email Steve@JohnsonTelecom.com
Serving North Carolina
Background Member of NEC Panel 16 for over 10 years representing the National Cable & Telecommunications Association. Senior Engineer with Time Warner Cable. 30+ years in the cable television industry.
Topics of Expertise Telecommunications, CATV bonding and grounding.
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Harrisburg
 
Contact Roger Montambo
Organization Galvan Industries, Inc.
P. O. Box 369
Harrisburg, NC 28075
Phone (704)455-5102
Fax (704)455-5215
Email rmontambo@galvanelectrical.com
Serving North Carolina
Background BSME Graduate of Michigan Technological University in 1966. Employed in the electrical industry since working with ITT Meyer, ITT Blackburn, ITT Holub, Union Metal and Thomas & Betts in areas of bonding, connectoring and grounding.
Topics of Expertise Focus will be grounding practices as it relates to the NEC (250), NESC (017/094), UL, ANSI, RUS and NEMA.
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Philadelphia
 
Contact michael harris feinsod
Organization Michael Harris Feinsod. P.C. Inc.
8382 langdon st.
Philadelphia, PA 19152
Phone (215) 742-6774
Fax 215-742-2151
Email mike@epacs.com
Also Serving Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District Of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming
Years in the Trade 40
Background Electrical and Fire Alarm Construction / Engineering since 1976, Graduate Electrical Engineer, Drexel University, Past President, Independent Electrical Contractors Association of Philadelphia and Vinicity, Member IAEI, NFPA. International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI), National Association of Fire Investigators (NAFI)
Board Certified Fire Protection Specialist. (CFPS). ICC Certifed Electrical Inspector (RE,CE,PE)
Board Certified Electrical Safety Compliance Professional (CESCP)
Licenses / Certificates PA, NJ, MD & AK - OSHA-30 Construction Safety,
NFPA Board Certifed Fire Protection Specialists,
NFPA Board Certifed Electrical Safety Compliance Professional
Topics of Expertise Electrical and Fire Codes, Forensic Investigation, Available Nationwide
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Pittsburgh

Kevin McConnell
Contact Kevin McConnell
Organization CSD Engineers
1000 Omega Drive , Suite 1590
Pittsburgh, PA 15205
Phone (412) 489-9052
Email kmcconnell@csdengineers.com
Also Serving Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin
Years in the Trade 32
Background Power Utility T&D equipment, operation, and construction; Industrial power and controls design, installation, and operation; Telecommunications facilities design and installation; Pipeline, education, office, lab, commercial design and installation; Residential design and installation.
Licenses / Certificates BSEE
PE licensed in 27 states
LEED AP
Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator (CFEI)
Topics of Expertise Perform forensic investigations and provide expert opinions involving:
- Fire and explosion investigations
- Shocks and electrocutions
- Electrical construction
- Electrical codes and standards
- Electrical power equipment failures
- Appliance and power tool failures
- Safety of electrical and mechanical systems
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Raleigh
 
Contact JIM YANCEY
Organization NC DEPT.OF INSURANCE
322 Chapanoke Rd.
Raleigh, NC 27603
Phone (919)661-5880
Fax (919)662-4414
Email jyancey@ncdoi.net
Serving North Carolina
Background Electrical Contractor,inspector,instructor, Electrical Engineer,over 30 years,18 as NC state code consultant for the Doi-Engineering division.
Topics of Expertise NEC,NFPA- 72 ,IBC ELECTRICAL ,ENGINEERING, CONTRACTING BUSINESS ADVICE.
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Wilmington
 
Contact Peyton Jones
Organization American Fire Technologies, Inc
2120 Capital Drive
Wilmington, NC 28405
Phone (910) 799-9191
Fax (910) 799-3382
Email peyton@americanfiretech.com
Serving North Carolina
Background NICET Certified, 20+ years fire industry, Licensed EF Florida Contractor, Licensed North Carolina Contractor, International Work Experience
Topics of Expertise NFPA 12, 12A, 17, 72, 101, 2001, NFPA 70 Article 760
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Zebulon
 
Contact Ben Mickler
Organization Benchmark Electric Inc
PO Box 1026
Zebulon, NC 27595
Phone (919)819-6769
Email ben.mickler@covidien.com
Serving North Carolina
Background 30 yrs of experience in electrical design and installations. 15 yrs as a business owner and licensed electrical contractor. 20 yrs of experience as industrial electrician and or designer.
Topics of Expertise NEC 70, Articles 501 & 502 Hazardous Classified Locations.
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