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Ernest M. Duckworth Jr., P.E.

Ernest M. Duckworth Jr., P.E. PhotoErnest M. Duckworth Jr., P.E.
IndustryElectronic and electrical equipment
TitleVice President, Power Products Division
ExpertiseExpert in Ground Potential Rise (GPR) and lighting grounding; travels around the world giving grounding seminars to engineers
Current OrganizationLightning Protection & Grounding Institute
Type of OrganizationManufacturing
Major ProductSpecial high voltage protection equipment for wire-line communications
Area of DistributionInternational
University/DegreeB.S.E.S., (Engineering Science), University of Rhode Island, 1966; M.S.E.E., Newark Institute of Technology, 1972
BornMarch 31, 1944, Tucson, Arizona at the Harding's Guest Ranch
Honors & AwardsNumerous awards as an employee of the Bell system for 24 years and as a member of the Lions International
Published Works"Solving High-Voltage Problems in Wireless/Utility Collocations", proceedings of the Power Quality Conference 1999; "Isolation of Wire-Line Communications Serving Automatic Meter Reading Systems", AMRA News Journal 1998; "Great Balls of Fire", 911 Magazine 1995; "Wire Line Communication Isolation at PCS Locations", UTC Journal 1999; "Be Alert To Danger Posed By Ground Potential Rise", America's Network 1995; "Destructive Surges", Telephony 1997; "Critical Need for Communications Protection in a Deregulated Power Market", IEEE/PES T&D Conference 1999 and IEEE/PES Transactions 1999
AffiliationsSenior Member, I.E.E.E.; N.A.R.T.E. Member with Master Endorsement; Registered Professional Engineer in Virginia and Colorado
Work HistoryElectrical Protection Engineer beginning in 1969 with Western Electric at the Bell Laboratories in Whippany, New Jersey, C&P Telephone Company of Virginia, Mountain Bell, US WEST and Positron Industries Inc.
ChildrenChristine A. Corrigan, Ernest M. Duckworth III, Terri L. Graf
SpouseCynthia A. Duckworth
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