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Earl W. Roberts

Earl W. Roberts, PE, is president of REPTEC, a consulting engineering firm in Mystic, Connecticut. He retired from GE in 1986 and has been involved in the electrical industry since 1946. He was a member of the National Electrical Code Correlating Committee and served as chairman and as a member representing NEMA of NEC code-panel 2 for many years. He was a member of the NEMA Codes and Standards Committee. He served as chairman of the Electrical Section of NFPA and is a life member of NFPA and a member of IAEI. He is a graduate of Brown University and is a retired Lt. Commander in the U.S. Naval Air Reserve.


Ideas! Ideas! Ideas!

All of us have ideas. Have you ever wondered how a new product idea is first conceived—is nurtured in somebody’s mind—and is refined into a finished new product for use? The vast majority of new products ideas die a sudden death in the minds of the originators. A very few survive for a while and are developed to a certain stage before fading away for one or more reasons.