Rod West is a senior staff engineer for Schneider Electric. Rod holds a BS from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and is a registered professional engineer. He has worked in the electrical industry for over 25 years and holds a total of 11 patents for various types of electrical equipment and components. Rod serves on the Board of Directors for Whitewater Valley REMC, is a NAFI Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator, and is a member of the Electrical Section of NFPA. He serves as a principal member of both NEC Code Making Panel #8 and NFPA 70E, the Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace.