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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, Pennsylvania, 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
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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Michael Goslak, P.E.
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Organization Thor Engineering, LLC
9047 Fallswood Lane
Brentwood, TN 37027
Phone (615) 500-4242
Serving Tennessee
Years in the Trade 30
Fees Hourly or Fixed Fee
Background Electrical Engineer specializing in power distribution system design and analysis. Expert in NEC and NFPA 70E code compliance. I specialize in Electrical Arc Flash Hazards and electrical safety.

Industries Served:
Lumber Mills, Plywood/OSB Plants, Gypsum / Drywall plants.
Food: Chicken Processing & Cook Plants, Feed Mills & Grain Elevators
Chemical Plants
Licenses / Certificates PE License - OH, MI, TN, KY
Topics of Expertise Electrical Arc Flash Hazard Analysis
Electrical Safety and Compliance
Electrical Power Distribution System Analysis
Protective Device Coordination Studies
Short Circuit Analysis
Load Studies
Power Factor Correction Studies
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Robert Huddleston
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Organization Eastman Chemical Company
PO Box 511 , Bldg 18
Kingsport, TN 37662
Phone (423) 229-6983
Fax (423) 229-3949
Serving Tennessee
Years in the Trade 38
Fees varies depending on requirements
Background Electrician for 9 years after serving TVA / IBEW Apprenticeship. Went back to college at the Univesity of Tennessee and graduated with Highest Honors with a BS in Electrical Engineering. Taught for 4 years for the U.S. Navy as an officer at Naval Nuclear Power School. Studied for and earned a MS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Central Florida. Employed by Eastman for 22 years, first as a design engineer and currently responsible for corporate electrical safety.
Licenses / Certificates PE - state of Tennessee.
Topics of Expertise Electrical safety, including arc flash protection, compliance with NFPA 70E, and safe work practices. Member of NFPA 70 National Electrical Code Panel 6, representing the American Chemistry Council. P.E. in the State of Tennessee. Instructor of many electrical safety courses to companies in East Tennessee, Southwest Virginia and northern North Carolina, including BAE, Stowers Caterpillar, Ball Corporation, American Waterheater, Domtar, NE State Technical Community College, Snap-On Tools, DAK, Asheville Municipality, Holston Valley Hospital, SpectraTech, Acorn Electric and Hodge Electric.
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Reza Tajali
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Organization Schneider Electric Engineering Services
1010 Airpark Center Drive
Nasvhille, TN 37217
Phone (615) 844-8663
Serving Tennessee
Years in the Trade 30
Background Power system analysis, power quality studies, power system design and commissioning
Licenses / Certificates Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, Ohio, Kentucky
Topics of Expertise Power System Analysis - arc flash studies, short circuit, coordination, load flow
Power quality studies
Power system design and upgrades
Power system commissioning
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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, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, 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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Clay Luna
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Organization Tennessee Technology Center at Pulaski
1233 East College St.
Pulaski, TN 38478
Phone (931) 424-2415
Fax (931) 424-4017
Serving Tennessee
Years in the Trade 5
Background I started in the United States Marine Corps where i was an Electronic Equipment Repair Specialist. I continued my education by attending San Diego City College and attaining my Associates Degree in Electricity and Electrical Theory. After that i work for a Solar Installation company in San Diego, CA for 3 years. I then moved back to TN, attained my NABCEP Solar Installers Certification, my ETA Administers Certification and many others from other organizations in the trade. I have taught a 1 year Solar installation, design, and sales program for the last 2 1/2 years. We are also gearing up to open an Industrial training facility located on a 1.2MW site just south of the school. This site will include, but not be limited to, Solar PV, Solar Thermal, Wind, Geo-Thermal, LEEDS, Green, and many more.
Licenses / Certificates CA General Electrical Contractor
NABCEP Solar Installer
SunPower Solar Installer
Sharp Solar Installer
LLE Electrical License, TN
Topics of Expertise Solar Photovoltaics, Solar PV Installations, Solar Sales, Solar Design
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