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NEMA Hires New Southern Field Representative


04/23/2012 8:00AM

Paul W. Abernathy hasjoined NEMA in March as its Southern Field Representative. He replaces John Minick, who retired in February.

He has more than 22 years of experience as an electrician, electrical contractor, electrical inspector, author, and educator.

Mr. Abernathy worked for the City of Richmond as an electrical inspector, senior electrical plans examiner, and acting engineer within the Electrical and Fire Alarm Plan Review division. The majority of his work was as the in-house electrical code educator and plans examiner for new construction projects. He supervised the electrical inspections department and played a significant role in the daily operations of the inspection department as well.

Most recently, as code supervisor for the City of Alexandria, Virginia, Mr. Abernathy oversaw daily operations of field inspectors in electrical, mechanical, plumbing, building, and fire protection.

Mr. Abernathy is certified by the International Code Council (ICC) in residential inspections of building. He is also ICC-certified as an Electrical Plans Examiner and Commercial Electrical Inspector. In 2007, he was named “Top Gun” at the National Electrical Code® (NEC) presenter honors as well as Member of the Year for InterNACHI, an association dedicated to the home inspection industry where he served as its electrical code consultant.

Mr. Abernathy is the author of How to Perform Electrical Inspections (InterNACHI, 2009).

Contact him at Paul.Abernathy@nema.org or 703-646-0381.

Vince Baclawski, Senior Technical Director, Codes and Standards | vin_baclawski@nema.org