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Thomas Burtness
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Organization Burtness Engineering Services
2195 Wagon Trail Rd , White Heath, IL 61884
AAA All States, IL 61884
Phone 2176872000
Fax None
Also Serving Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin
Years in the Trade 46
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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
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
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Organization M.S. Electrical Training, LLC
2023 Meadow Drive
All of MD and Mid-Atlantic States, MD 21158
Phone (410) 790-8993
Also Serving Delaware, District Of Columbia, Florida, Maryland, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia
Years in the Trade 31
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.
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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Contact John Kaldon
Organization Broad Run Consultants Ltd
1126 Broad Run Rd
Coatesville, PA 19320
Phone (610) 486-6721
Fax (610) 486-0854
Serving Pennsylvania
Background Licensed Electrical Contractor
Major Electric Utility 30 Years Experience Generation Fossil Hydro Nuclear
President Broad Run Consultants Ltd 8-years - Training, Root Cause Analysis, Procedure Development, Expert Witness Services
Topics of Expertise Electrical Hazard Recognition & Control Training - High and Low Voltage - CEUs New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware
Authorized OSHA Outreach Trainer
Expert Witness Services
Root Cause Analysis
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Gary Smullin
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Organization Smullin Engineering, Inc.
225 N 3rd Street
Emmaus, PA 18049-2713
Phone (484) 505-8008
Serving Pennsylvania
Years in the Trade 48
Background Professional Engineer Registered in Pennsylvania 1974.
Lehigh University - BSEE 1970.
Power distribution system specialist with 48 years of experience. Solutions for equipment failures, operating problems, fuse and circuit breaker nuisance trips. Hands-on field experience in industrial plants, commercial facilities, customer-owned substations. Technical support for contractors, owners, and design firms. Power system design, protective device schemes, specifications, equipment modifications, power system and apparatus testing, maintenance procedures, application of capacitors and reactors, large motor starting methods and controls, transformer connections, phasing problems, emergency generators, customer-owned substations, overhead and underground distribution systems, power factor improvement methods, and electro-forensics.
IEEE - Active & contributing Life Member.
ANSI - Accredited Standards Committee, C84, "Voltage Ratings for AC Systems and Equipment”.
NSPE/PSPE - Lehigh Valley Chapter - Past President.
Energy Association of Pennsylvania - Affiliate Member.
Delaware Valley Power Quality Group (DVPQG) - Board Member, Past Vice President.
International Association of Electrical Inspectors (IAEI) - Associate Member.
Judge for Junior Solar Sprint - Technical Merit, Innovation - Phila. Solar Energy Assn.
Licenses / Certificates Professional Engineer - PA
Topics of Expertise Relay and Circuit Breaker Nuisance Trips
Fuse Failures
Phasing Problems
Switchgear and Controls
Customer-owned Substations
Power System Studies
Arc-Flash Hazard Analysis
Short Circuit Studies
Protective Device Coordination Studies
Voltage Regulation Studies
Load Flow Studies
Power Factor Improvement Studies
Motor Starting Studies
Capacitor Application
Software: SKM, PTW, DAPPER, CAPTOR, Motor Starting, A_Fault, DC Analysis, Unbalanced, Single and Three Phase
Construction Supervision
Power Quality
Safety, Hazards and Risk
Loss Prevention
Failure Analysis
Expert Witness
Professional Engineer - PA
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Redwood Kardon
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Organization Code Check Institute
145 S. 13th St. , apt 502
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone (510)-915-1265
Serving Pennsylvania
Years in the Trade 34
Background I was the founder of the best selling building code guides, Code Check. Currently, I am the author of Code Check Electrical, an electrical consultant, ICC certified electrical Inspector and travelling educator.
In the past, I have been a journeyman electrician, industrial control specialist, maintenance manager, municipal building inspector and actor.
I have conducted (mostly at industrial on-site classes) NFPA 70E, Electrical Safety in the Workplace and National Electrical Code classes for the past 15 years throughout the USA
Licenses / Certificates ICC electrical inspector
IAEI local chapter board member
Topics of Expertise Inspections of all types of electrical installations.
Training in the National Electrical Code, Bonding and Grounding of Electrical Systems and NFPA 70E, Electrical Safety in the Workplace.
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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
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 Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, 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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Kevin McConnell
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Organization CSD Engineers
1000 Omega Drive , Suite 1590
Pittsburgh, PA 15205
Phone (412) 489-9052
Also Serving Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, 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
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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