NFPA appoints Regional Electrical Specialist

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The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has announced the appointment of Tim McClintock as a regional electrical specialist.

In his new role, McClintock will provide technical outreach and safety-focused advocacy in the electrical world and support use of the National Electrical Code (NEC) alongside NFPA’s regional directors.

He will continue to serve in his current position as executive secretary to NFPA’s Electrical Inspection Section, a membership section devoted to electrical inspectors.

McClintock brings over 35 years in the electrical industry as an electrician, electrical inspector, chief building official and electrical safety advocate. He first worked at NFPA for eight years as a regional electrical code specialist.

He was also a principal contributor on multiple editions of the NEC Summary of Changes documents and co-authored multiple editions of the NFPA Pocket Guides to Electrical Installations.

Lorraine Carli, vice president of Outreach and Advocacy for NFPA, said: “It’s a pleasure to have Tim working at NFPA once again. His extensive experience with the NEC and the electrical industry will be invaluable as he engages with electrical inspectors across the country and supports their use of the electrical code.

“In addition to his long-standing support among electrical inspectors throughout the U.S. and his guidance on many state and local issues, we also look forward to his work in expanding NEC support globally.”

Prior to working at NFPA, McClintock served on several NEC Code Making Panels (1, 12 and 16) and as chair of the NFPA Technical Committee on Electrical Equipment Evaluation. 

For the past three-plus years, McClintock has been a senior technical field representative for the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), promoting the use of the NEC among NEMA members and monitoring regional development of importance to the electrical industry.  He is certified in Ohio as an electrical inspector, electrical plan examiner, building official, residential building official, and building inspector. 

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