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Meet our writers

Meet the writers behind our For Safety's Sake blog, a series featuring our point of view about codes and standards to help educate and protect people and property from electrical hazards.
 

Adams Baker

Adams Baker is the Product Manager for Eaton’s low-voltage switchgear product line. He has a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Dartmouth College and a Master of Engineering Management. He has been involved with industrial new product development for over a decade in a variety of capacities including design engineering, manufacturing, sales and marketing. Adams is a member of the IEEE.

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Zac Brown

Zac Brown is the Engineering Manager for Eaton B-Line’s seismic product line. He has a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Missouri University of Science & Technology and is a licensed Professional Engineer in the state of Illinois. He sits on the NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) and MSS (Manufacturers Standardization Society) Hanging and Bracing Committees and UL’s Pipe Hanger Fire Protection standards technical panel (STP). He has been a part of Eaton’s B-Line’s seismic division since 2017, and has been involved with new product development, leading the quoting and design team, and maintaining their TOL-Brace Software.

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Chris Decker

Chris Decker is a product line manager within Eaton’s Line Installation Protection Equipment (L.I.P.E.) team. He leverages over 20 years of industry experience to help utilities optimize the reliability and safety of their overhead and underground distribution systems.

Decker has previously held roles in sales, marketing and product management. He holds a Master of Business Administration from Emory University and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. 

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Thomas A. Domitrovich

Thomas A. Domitrovich is an Electrical Engineer within Eaton’s electrical business with experience in engineering, sales & marketing, business development and product management. Domitrovich is actively involved with various electrical industry organizations and most recently focuses on the continued growth of electrical safety. Domitrovich is an author with a wide range of trade magazine articles including columns in two industry trade magazines focused on electrical safety.  He sits on NFPA Code Making Panel 2 for the continued development of the National Electrical Code (NFPA 70). He is also on the NFPA committee for the continued development of NFPA 73 and chairs various committees for other electrical industry organizations. Domitrovich is a LEED® Accredited Professional, a licensed Professional Engineer and holds a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering from Gannon University.

 

David B. Durocher

David B. Durocher, Senior Member IEEE, received a B.S.E.E. at Oregon State University. He served as a Global Mining, Metals, and Minerals Industry Manager with Eaton with over 41 years of experience with Westinghouse and Eaton in a variety of product engineering, sales, and global marketing roles, authoring numerous technical papers that have been presented at conferences around the world and published in the IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, Plant Engineering, and EC&M Magazine. Dave presently serves as an active member on IEEE Standards Working Groups IEEE1584 and IEEE1458 and is also an active member of the IEEE Industry Applications Society (IAS) Mining Industry Committee, Cement Industry Committee and Association of Iron & Steel Technology. He served as the President of the IEEE IAS 2015-2016 and serves as Division II Director, IEEE Board of Directors 2019-2020.

 

Tom Grace

Tom Grace has more than 22 years of experience in Eaton’s electrical business, focusing for more than half of that time on the impact of counterfeiting on Eaton and the electrical industry. As brand protection manager of Eaton’s Electrical Sector – Americas, he has undertaken the global coordination for brand protection and continues to promote counterfeit awareness, product enhancement and policy enforcement throughout Eaton’s businesses globally.

Tom has extensive field experience that includes market research and administrative actions in China, research and investigations in the Middle East, and supporting federal authorities conducting criminal investigations of counterfeit products in the U.S. He is actively engaged in training with federal agencies and local law enforcement and has conducted anti-counterfeit training at most major U.S. ports. To raise the awareness of the risks of counterfeit electrical products, Tom frequently collaborates with industry associations such as Underwriter’s Laboratories (UL), Canadian Standards Association (CSA), National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), North American Electrical Distributors (NAED), Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFi) and the Professional Apparatus Recyclers League (PEARL). He holds a BS from the University of South Florida.

 

Kevin J. Lippert

Kevin J. Lippert is responsible for Eaton's Electrical Sector codes and standards’ domestic and international strategic direction. In a career spanning over 32 years, he has wide-ranging industry experience, including serving on the ANSI Board of Directors; as the U.S. representative to the International Electrotechnical Commission; on the NFPA Board of Trustees for the Fire Protection Research Foundation; and as a member of the NEC CMP 10, NFPA 70E, NEMA and numerous UL Standards technical panels. He’s also a past member of CMP 8, a senior IEEE member active on several IEEE committees and author of numerous industry articles and IEEE award-winning conference papers.  

 

Ed Spears

Ed Spears leverages nearly 40 years of power systems experience to support customers’ energy resiliency needs in his role as a product marketing manager for Eaton’s Critical Power Solutions Division in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Spears specializes in all things uninterruptible power – from systems testing to sales, application engineering and training. Throughout his lengthy career, he has held multiple positions focused on power quality engineering and marketing for the telecommunication, data center, cable television and broadband public network industries. 

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Max Wandera 

As director of the Cybersecurity Center of Excellence at Eaton, Max Wandera provides leadership and oversight for the research, design, development and implementation of security technologies for products, systems and software applications. In his position, he is also responsible for Eaton’s Secure Product Development Lifecycle Policy and compliance.

Wandera holds Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC) Security Leadership and Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) accreditations. His expertise enables him to act as the voice of Eaton on product cybersecurity matters and lead cross-functional collaboration with corporate officers, industry leaders, and government entities including the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) to shape the future of cybersecurity and trusted connectivity.

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