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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Russ LeBlanc

Nov. 4, 2015
Get to know NEC Consultant Russ LeBlanc up close and personal.

As part of our new fun personality profile series, it’s time to get up close and personal with another of EC&M's Code consultants. Russ LeBlanc started in the electrical trade as an apprentice in 1985, working his way up to become a journeyman electrician and then a master electrician and licensed construction supervisor. He is currently the owner of LeBlanc Consulting Services in North Reading, Mass., and also serves as an NEC Consultant for EC&M, writing the infamous "What's Wrong Here" and "Illustration Catastrophes" Code violations columns for the magazine and Codewatch enewsletter.

Read Russ’ full bio for more details on his background, and get ready to learn some fun facts about this Code guru and electrical inspector.

#1: Favorite Television Show

“The Walking Dead.” I love this show because of the moral dilemmas the characters are constantly having to deal with. Oh yeah, and the zombies, too!

#2: Favorite Band

AC/DC…of course! What else would you expect from an electrical expert? I like all kinds of music, including country, classical, and pop, but I am a huge fan of hard rock.

#3: Craziest Thing That Ever Happened to Me

The first time I went skydiving my parachute got tangled and failed to completely open! We had to cut away the main chute and deploy the reserve chute! What a rush!!! I can’t wait to go again!

#4: Favorite Sport

Football. Being a life-long New Englander, of course I have to say... Go Patriots!

#5: Favorite Movie

Tied between “Jaws” and “Saving Private Ryan”

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#6: Favorite Hobby or Pastime

Mountain biking, hiking, and scuba diving.

#7: Secret Talent

Photography, especially of landscapes and people.

#8: Most Memorable Year and Why

2007 when I got engaged and married to my amazing wife, Amy.

#9: Hardest Job

Salad maker at “Souper Salad.” I was 15 years old, it was my first time having to deal with demanding customers, and I always came home stinking like onions!

#10: Inspiration to Enter Electrical Profession

My dad encouraged me to pursue electronics or electrical shops in high school. I loved electric shop!

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