IAEI Seminar Instructors

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L. Keith Lofland is the Director of Education, Codes and Standards for IAEI.  Keith represents IAEI as a member of Code Making Panel 9 for the National Electrical Code. Keith serves on NFPA’s Electrical Section Executive Committee and also is a member of UL’s Electrical Council. He is the principal author of several IAEI publications including IAEI’s NEC Analysis of Changes, Soares Grounding and Bonding, and IAEI’s One- and Two-Family Dwelling Electrical Systems. Prior to his position with the International Office of IAEI, Keith spent 16 years with the City of Garland (Texas) serving as their Chief Electrical Inspector.  Keith worked for some 13 years for various electrical contractors in the Dallas, Texas area as a journeyman electrician before he accepted a position with the City of Rockwall, Texas to begin his 21 year career as an electrical inspector.  Keith holds a Master Electrician license from the State of Texas.  He also has obtained Electrical Inspector certifications from IAEI, NFPA/IAEI, and ICC.  Keith served for 4 years as Chairman of the Dallas County Regional Electrical Advisory Board, which administered electrical exams for over 40 metroplex cities in the Dallas area.  Keith served as Chairman of the Texas Chapter of IAEI in 1989.  Keith served as the Secretary/Treasurer for the Texas Chapter-IAEI for 10 years from 1995-2004.

Paul Dobrowsky has over 28 years of experience in electrical and occupational safety, machinery and equipment standards, electrical construction, maintenance, program and policy development, instructing, and over 15 years enforcing electrical codes and standards. He is a Licensed Master Electrician and IAEI Certified Electrical Inspector. He is actively involved with many organizations such as ASTM, EAR, FLBOA, IAEI, IEEE, NFPA, UL and their standards activities. Paul is the current Chair of NFPA’s electrical Section, Director of Technology for the Electrical Association of Rochester, a past President of IAEI’s Genesee Chapter and an experienced instructor. Paul is currently a principal member on CMP-5.

Donald R. Cook is the Chief Electrical Inspector for Shelby County, AL with 25 years’ experience as an electrical inspector. He is also an active instructor for IAEI. Donny represents IAEI and Chairs NEC CMP-17. He is past IAEI representative and Chairman of CMP-14 and CMP-10. He holds an Alabama Electrical Contractors License, an IBEW Journeyman Wireman classification, IAEI CEI and NCPCCI certifications as an electrical inspector and plans examiner, and multiple ICC inspector certifications. Donny was introduced to the electrical industry in 1974 at the Shelby County Vocational Center and worked since then as an electrician and electrical contractor prior to taking the first electrical inspector position when Shelby County started their Inspection Services in 1988. He serves on the IAEI Board of Directors, as the Southern Section Secretary, and the Central Alabama Division Secretary. Donny is a member of the UL Electrical Council and numerous Standards Technical Panels (STP’s) and participates in a number of NFPA activities. 

Mark R. Hilbert is the former Chief Electrical Inspector for the State of New Hampshire, Bureau of Electrical Safety and Licensing, Office of the Fire Marshal and holds a master electrician license in two states. He is a certified electrical inspector by IAEI holding the one and two family dwelling, electrical general and plans review certifications. He is a past president of the International Association of Electrical Inspectors Board of Directors as well as the Granite State Chapter and the Eastern Section. He has served as the Granite State Chapter Education Chair for over 10 years. He is currently chair of NFPA 70 Code Making Panel 2 representing the IAEI.  He has represented IAEI on NFPA 70 CMP- 4 and as is the principle member and chair of the NFPA 79 Committee, regarding the Electrical Standard for Industrial Machinery. He is a National Electrical Code seminar instructor for IAEI and NFPA. In his position as a seminar instructor he has taught the National Electrical Code and promoted electrical safety nationally and internationally.

Chuck Mello received a BS degree in Electrical Power Technology with a co-major in Naval Science from Oregon State University in 1972.  After 6 years active duty as a commissioned officer serving in various ship engineering officer positions, he went to work for Electro-Test, Inc.  Starting in 1977 and going through 2003 he held the positions of Field Engineer, Senior Field Engineer, Operations Supervisor, Area Manager, and Director of Training and Standards.  As a Senior Field Engineer, he relocated and started the eti operations in Portland, Oregon in 1983.  Starting in 1980 Chuck began conducting Field Evaluations as part of the service offerings from eti in response to needs expressed by local electrical inspection authorities.

With the growth of the conformity assessment business, in 1996 Chuck assumed a new corporate position for eti as the Manager Conformity Assessment overseeing two NRTL laboratories, field evaluations, SEMI evaluations and CE evaluation operations on a corporate wide basis. In January 2004, Chuck left eti and began work for Underwriters Laboratories as the Field Evaluation Program Manager where he oversees the overall business for field evaluations within UL to ensure UL provides rapid response and consistent operations globally.  He continues to participate in development of standards and guidelines for Field Evaluation competency and practices and was a key author and contributor to the two new NFPA standards on these subjects.

Chuck has held NETA Senior Test Technician Certification and NICET Senior Engineering Technician certifications.  Chuck also holds a Master Electrician license from the State of Colorado and has held Master Electrician and Electrical Contractor licenses in Louisiana, New Orleans, New Mexico, and Nevada.  He is a member of IAEI, IEEE and NFPA and has held positions on Chapter, Section and the International Board of Directors since 1987.  Chuck served as the International President for the IAEI in 2011.  Chuck has been a student of the National Electrical Code since 1965 and has been a principle member of Code Making Panel 5 since 1996.  He is a nationally recognized speaker on the NEC, grounding and bonding, high voltage power systems, electrical safety, and field evaluations.

David G. Humphrey began his career in the electrical industry in 1978 where he worked as an electrician for ten years. He became an electrical inspector for Henrico County, Virginia, in 1988 and was promoted to the senior electrical inspector in 1995. In 2005 David was promoted to his current position as electrical plan review engineer. David is certified as a 1&2 Family and General Electrical Inspector, Electrical Plans Examiner and he holds a Virginia Master Electrician's certification. David was an electrical apprentice insructor in Richmond, Virginia, from 1989 until 2005 and he additionally served as an advanced electrical instructor for the Virginia Department of Housing Code Academy. David has conducted numerous electrical seminars and training programs for the Virginia Chapter IAEI and he now serves as a seminar instructor for the IAEI International Office. David serves on the NCPCCI Electrical Exam committee; he has served as the principal IAEi representative on CMP 8 for the 2008 and 2011 NEC cycles, and he is the current IAEI representative and chairman of NEC CMP 9.

Robert A. McCullough spent 38 years as director of the Ocean County Construction Inspection Department in Ocean County, New Jersey. He currently represents the IAEI as chairman of NFPA 70 CMP-9 and is a past chairman of NFPA 70 CMP-19. Bob also serves as the IAEI representative on the NFPA 501, 501A, and 225 technical committees. He is currently the chairman of the board of governors for the National Certification Program for Construction Code Inspectors (NCPCCI) and has served on the Electrical Test Development Committee for that program since the 1987 code cycle. Bob was also the 2008 IAEI International President.

Bill McGovern was the previous Electrical Inspection Services Supervisor for the City of Plano, Texas. He represents Intertek as an alternate member on CMP-2 and formally served as Chairman on the ICC Electrical Exam Development. Bill also serves as a committee member on various NECA National Electrical Installation Standards (NEIS). Bill served in the United States Marine Corps as an Aircraft Electrician, completed an electrical apprenticeship in the IBEW and holds a Master Electricians license in the State of Texas.

Lanny McMahill is a Field Evaluation Engineer for Underwriters Laboratories Inc. Prior to this he was the electrical inspections supervisor for the City of Phoenix. Lanny also worked many years as a journeyman electrician and supervisor and as an electrical code and theory class instructor. He was the ’04 IAEI International President and is a past president of the IAEI Southwestern Section and the Central Arizona Chapter. In addition, Lanny has been engaged in the ANSI USNC/IEC technical management committee, the UL electrical council and STP process, the NFPA electrical section and ICC’s terrorism resistant building committee. Lanny is a former IAEI representative and principal member of NFPA 70 CMP-1 and CMP-18.

James J. Rogers is currently the inspector of wires for the town of Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts and the owner/operator of Bay State Inspectional Agency. He is an active instructor for the IAEI and Local 103 of the IBEW. Jim currently represents IAEI as the principal member of CMP-4 and he also is a principal member of the NFPA 303 committee on boatyards and marinas. Jim is the Cape & Islands Chapter delegate to the Eastern Section.

Joseph Wages, Jr., is the Education, Codes and Standards Coordinator for IAEI. He represents IAEI on NFPA 70 Code Making Panel 3. He also serves on the UL Electrical Council and on several UL Technical Standard Panels. He is an ICC certified Building Official and holds certifications as Building Plans Examiner, Building Inspector, Chief Building Code Analyst and One and Two Family Dwelling Inspector. He is also an IAEI Certified Electrical Inspector for One- and Two-Family Dwellings. Joseph served on the State of Arkansas Apprenticeship Coordinating Steering Committee for four years. Prior to his employment at IAEI, Jody was Chief Electrical Inspector of Siloam Springs, Arkansas for 15 years. He served as secretary/treasurer and education chairman for the IAEI Arkansas Chapter from 2008 – 2012. Joseph is also a past-president for the Arkansas Chapter. He is a graduate of both the University of Arkansas/Fort Smith and the Northwest Technical Institute Arkansas Construction Education Foundation (ACEF) Apprenticeship Program. Joseph has taught electrical apprenticeship training programs for the ACEF and electrical training seminars for the IAEI Arkansas Chapter.

NFPA Staff Instructors

  • Jeffrey S. Sargent, Regional Electrical Code Specialist
  • Tim McClintock, Regional Electrical Code Specialist

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