Dennis Neitzel, CPE
Director Emeritus, AVO Training Institute
Dennis K. Neitzel, CPE, Director Emeritus of AVO Training Institute, Inc., Dallas, has more than 47 years of experience in the electrical industry in various capacities, specializing in electrical equipment and systems maintenance, testing, engineering, inspection, and safety. He is a past chair of the IEEE-IAS Electrical Safety Workshop (2012). He is an IEEE Senior Member, and is also a member of ASSE, AFE, IAEI, SNAME, and NFPA. Neitzel is a certified plant engineer (CPE) and a certified electrical inspector-general. He is a principle committee member for the NFPA 70E, Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace since 1992; working group chair for IEEE Std. 3007.1-2010 Recommended Practice for the Operation and Management of Industrial and Commercial Power Systems, IEEE Std. 3007.2-2010 Recommended Practice for the Maintenance of Industrial and Commercial Power Systems, and IEEE Std. 3007.3-2012 Recommended Practice for Electrical Safety in Industrial and Commercial Power Systems, IEEE Std. 45.5-2014 Recommended Practice for Electrical Installations on Shipboard-Safety Considerations; co-author of the Electrical Safety Handbook, McGraw-Hill Publishers; and co-author of Chapter 20–Electrical Safety – Construction Safety Management & Engineering, 2nd Edition, published by ASSE. Neitzel earned his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering management and his master’s degree in electrical engineering applied sciences.