Managing Partner

Name : jdedad
Industry Type : Engineers
City & State : Huntington,CT
Job Title Managing Partner
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John A. DeDad
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65 Independence Drive Residence: (203) 925-1592
Huntington, CT 06484 jdedad[at]dedadconsulting.com Office: (203) 926-0947
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PROFILE
Electrical power engineer with a track record of proficiency and excellence in designing electrical systems; interpreting and applying the National Electrical Code; conducting power quality analyses; writing technical articles, books, and papers; providing continuing education and training; supervising field personnel; applying electrical installation procedures; and managing electrical construction projects. Excellent communication and public speaking skills; capable of conveying complex technical information in concise, easy-to-understand manner. Also, excellent motivational and people skills.
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SELECTED ACCOMPLISHMENTS
DEDAD CONSULTING LLC, Huntington, CT (Managing Partner) 9/96 Present
Retained by the Government of Israels Ministry of Defense to conduct review study of proposed electrical design for vital data processing center.
Retained by J.E. Merit Constructors, national design/build company, to develop guidelines for determining pulling tensions and sizing conduits for medium-voltage power cable installations.
Retained by Copper Development Association to help create content for CD-ROM focused on power quality.
Retained by State of Arkansas to conduct study on electric utility-industrial end user interface and power quality.
PENTON BUSINESS MEDIA, Overland Park, KS (Senior Director of Editorial, EC&M Magazine)
2/89 to 5/09
Researched and wrote over 250 technical articles on power quality, electrical system design, and project management.
Created and presented over 200 training conferences and seminars to various electrical trade and technical associations and at various industry trade shows.
Authored four technical books focusing on topics such as low voltage fuses, power quality, ground-fault protection, and hazardous locations.
Created and presented over 30 webinars and podcasts on power quality, electrical design and installation guidelines, and project management.

L.K. COMSTOCK, New York City, NY and Danbury, CT (Project Manager/Superintendent)
8/82 to 2/89
Hired by the then third largest electrical contracting firm in the U.S. to troubleshoot field engineering, estimating, and project management shortfalls on existing complex, high-profile transit construction projects. Completed projects on schedule and at or above budgeted profit margins.
Prepared claim submissions and successfully retrieved costs of over $3 million associated with undesirable and unplanned working conditions.


GE WIRE & CABLE, Bridgeport, CT (Manager of Application Engineering) 5/76 to 8/82
Investigated reported cable failures on relatively newly installed cables and wrote definitive brochure on power cable pulling to prevent damage. Reduced cable failure reports by over 30 percent.
Wrote paper on medium-voltage power cable failures and water treeing, which was published in IEEE Industry Applications Society Magazine and became standard reference for industry.
Created and presented seminar for IEEE Pulp & Paper Industry Committee on calculating pulling tensions and choosing proper pulling methods.
Wrote brochure and feature articles on conducting high-potential testing without damaging medium-voltage power cables.

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COMPUTER SKILLS
Windows applications of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint as well as CPM software for creating construction task scheduling. Also proficient in usage of podcast and webinar programs for live and recorded technical presentations.
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EDUCATIONAL TRAINING AND CERTIFICATIONS
Attended California State University, Northridge through Senior Year. Major: Electrical Engineering. Drafted into U.S. Army in 1969.
Engineer-in Training Certificate, 1974
Dale Carnegie Course, 1969
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PROFESSIONAL/CIVIC INVOLVEMENT

Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (since 1989)
National Society of Professional Engineers (since 1974)
National Fire Protection Association (since 1990)
Illuminating Engineering Society (since 1973)
St. Lawrence Church Parish Council
Mentor, School Volunteer Assoc. of Bridgeport, CT
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AWARDS
2005 Committee Prize Paper by the IEEE Industry Application Society for the co-authored paper Short-Term, Long-Term Energy Storage Methods for Standby Electric Power Systems.
Arkansas Traveler Award in 1996 by the governor of Arkansas for conducting and presenting study on electric utility-end user interface and power quality problems resulting from distribution and use of electric power.

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