NFPA names two regional electrical code specialists

Published on October 5, 2011
Sargent and McClintock to focus on electrical code development, adoption and outreach

Jeff Sargent
Jeff Sargent

Tim McClintock 

October 5, 2011 – The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) announced the appointment of Jeff Sargent and Tim McClintock as regional electrical code specialist. Sargent and McClintock will support state adoptions of NFPA 70®, National Electrical Code® (NEC), and related NFPA electrical standards.

“The NEC is the most widely used code in the country and essential for safe electrical practice,” said Gary Keith, NFPA’s vice president of Field Operations. “Both Jeff and Tim will provide a valuable resource to all those that adopt and use this code.”

Sargent is a licensed master electrician and has been a member of NFPA’s electrical engineering department since 1997. During his tenure, he was managing editor of the 2011 National Electrical Code, served as the executive secretary to the NFPA Electrical Section, and sat on numerous technical committee boards. He is co-author of the Electrical Inspection Manual with Checklists and NEC Q & A, and is a frequent contributor to necplus®, NFPA’s on-line NEC product and NFPA Journal®.

McClintock is an expert in the electrical industry. Prior to NFPA, he served as the Chief Building Official and Electrical Inspector for the Wayne County Building Department in Wooster, Ohio for 16 years. Before that, he worked for nine years as an electrician for McClintock Electric Incorporated. McClintock is actively involved with the International Association of Electrical Inspectors (IAEI), where he currently serves as the Membership Chair for the Western Section and International Membership Committee of IAEI. He also served as Chair of NFPA’s Technical Committee on Electrical Equipment Evaluation, which is responsible for NFPA 790, Standard for Competency of Third-Party Field Evaluation Bodies and NFPA 791, Recommended Practice and Procedure for Unlabeled Electrical Equipment.

Sargent will handle NEC adoption activities in the New England, Mid-Atlantic and Southern regions and McClintock will do the same work in the Central, Northwest and Southwest regions.

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