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The Field Program: Serving NEMA Members and Promoting Public Safety

Program Mission
NEMA’s field representative program serves NEMA members by promoting the use and adoption of the National Electrical Code® (NEC®) and by monitoring regional developments of importance to the electroindustry. As advocates of safe electrical systems and installations, NEMA field representatives also make a valuable contribution to the public safety.
NEMA Field Representatives
  • Convey NEMA positions to members of the International Association of Electrical Inspectors (IAEI).
  • Participate in local electrical code revision processes to promote sound safety regulations.
  • Serve as NEC® workshop instructors and promote the understanding of new product installation methods.
  • Maintain contact with electrical inspection authorities to ensure the proper use of electrical products.
  • Communicate valuable feedback from installers, contractors, builders, and other end-users of electrical products to member manufacturers.
Ready to Inform and to Act.
In addition to their involvement with the NEC® and state and local adoption of electrical codes, the NEMA Field Representatives track the progress of state and local laws affecting the electroindustry in areas such as energy, environment, and product certification.

For example:

  • NEMA’s new Northeast Field Representative Jack Lyons started as on April 15, 2013.

    He has worked extensively with motors and control system for many industrial businesses as an Electrical Contractor as well as the Petrochemical field and High Voltage distribution systems.

    He obtained a degree in Occupational Education from Westfield State College and served as the Electrical Department Head for the Electrical Program at Smith Vocational School. Jack was a Provider for the Massachusetts Codes as part of the Professional Development requirement for licensure in that state; served on the review committee for the ANSI/NEIS Electrical Installation standards for the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA), and as the Secretary/Treasurer on the Board of Directors for the Western Massachusetts Chapter of the IAEI. He has been the Inspector of Wires for several Towns in the Commonwealth for over twenty years.

    We welcome Jack to the NEMA family.
  • NEMA’s West Coast Field Representative Mike Stone will start his new position on August 26, 2012. Mike previously worked as a Building Official for the City of Watsonville in California. He has 25 years of building inspection experience and actively participates with code organizations such as IAEI, ICC, NFPA, IBEW and CALBO (California Building Officials). He has served as President/Chairperson for local chapters of IAEI and ICC.

    Mike has a broad technical knowledge and experience in the construction industry and he has taught at the local California community colleges and the IBEW apprenticeship training center as a building and electrical code instructor.

    He graduated with Magna Cum Laude Honors from the Golden Gate University, Monterey, CA in Business Management, and acquired Certificates from the IBEW/JATC National Training Institute as an Apprenticeship Instructor and Journeyman.

    We welcome Mike to the NEMA family.
  • Southern Region Field Representative Bryan P. Holland was hired as the new on May 19, 2014 bringing nearly 20-years of experience in the electrical industry.

    Bryan started his electrical career right out of high school as an apprentice electrician. He soon became a journeyman electrician, master electrician, and licensed electrical contractor. Shortly after becoming a contractor, Bryan accepted a position with the Electrical Council of Florida as an electrical apprenticeship instructor and course developer. He then became an approved electrical course provider by the Florida Electrical Contractors’ Licensing Board.

    Bryan obtained his International Code Council (ICC) certification in 2004. He then worked for the City of North Port, Florida as an electrical inspector and plans examiner. He was promoted to Chief Inspector in 2011 and then Building Official in 2012. Bryan currently holds not less than ten professional licenses, over twenty FEMA certifications, and thirty-four ICC certifications including Master Code Professional. Bryan is a member of the several organizations such as NFPA, ICC, IAEI and UL.

    We welcome Bryan to the NEMA family.
  • Midwest Field Representative Don Iverson spoke at the Clean Fuels Ohio (CFO) conference on behalf of NEMA’s Electrical Vehicle Section to encourage the installation of charging infrastructures in new buildings, as well as retrofitting older ones. He also urged local and state governments to advocate for these installations.

    Don continuously promotes the awareness and use of the NEMA brochure on “ Evaluating Water Damaged Electrical Equipment” at his meetings to make the Midwestern States aware of the dangers of using electrical products damaged during the seasonal storms or sudden change in the weather. An example is the Souris River of Minot, North Dakota which overflowed the levees in 2011 and thousands had to be evacuated. The brochure proved to be a valuable resource for contractors and inspectors during this time of reconstruction to make the homes of North Dakota a safer place to live and help Minot reclaim its Magic City reputation.
Meet NEMA’s Field Representatives...

Mike Stone, West Coast Field Office
676 Robinson Road, Sebastopol, CA 95472
Tel: 707-878.0042
Cell: 831-229-0056
Region: AK, AZ, CA, HI, ID, MT, NV, NM, OR, UT, WA

Donald Iverson, Midwest Field Office
1102 S. Eifert Road, Mason, MI 48854
Tel: 517.628.2505
Cell: 517.648.0939
Region: WY, CO, ND, SD, NE, KS, MN, IA, MO, AR, WI, IL, MI, IN, KY, OH, WV
Bryan P. Holland, Southern Field Office
130 Duxbury Avenue, Port Charlotte, FL 33952
Tel: 941-613-6802
Cell: 972-358-0543
Region : TX, OK, LA, MS, TN, AL, FL, GA, SC, NC, VA

Jack Lyons, Northeast Field Office
12 Ireland Street Ext., West Chesterfield, MA 01084
Tel: 413.296.4399
Cell: 413.695.2869
Region: ME, NH, VT, NY, MA, RI, CT, NJ, PA, MD, DE, DC

For more information, contact Vince Baclawski or call (703) 841-3236.