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Our Instructors

Our Instructors are sought after Electrical Experts. Having been licensed electrical contractors, Inspectors and winning many awards in North Carolina you can be assured the training you receive from Capital Electric is the best you will find.

Capital Electric - The best Electrical Instructor training available.

Don A. Hursey


Don Hursey retired as the Senior Electrical Inspector for the Durham City/County Inspections Department (NC) in 2010, after 33 years of service. Don is a level 3 Electrical Inspector and holds an Unlimited Electrical Contracting license in North Carolina. He is also a Code panelist for the Ellis Cannady Chapter of the IAEI. In 2004, Don was chosen as the Electrical Instructor of the Year by the NC Board of Examiners of Electrical Contractors. He is an Underwriters Laboratories Workshop Instructor, an Underwriters Laboratories Standard Technical Panel member for electrical devices, a certified instructor for the National Center for Construction Education and Research, and an NFPA National Instructor. He is also the recipient of the 2008 North Carolina Electrical Inspector of the year award.

John F. Mayan, PE,CESCP


 Mr. Mayan is a licensed Professional Engineer (PE) in DC, DE, MD, and VA, as well as a licensed Master Electrician in DE and MD. With nearly 40 years of experience in the industry, Mr. Mayan is the Industrial Electrical Division Manager at TAI Engineering in Owings Mills, MD, where he is responsible for power systems engineering projects ranging from high voltage transmission systems to low voltage distribution and utilization. Mr. Mayan is also an NFPA Certified Electrical Safety Compliance Professional (CESCP), and he holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Rochester Institute of Technology.


Michael V. Robinson


Michael V. Robinson is a licensed Master Electrician in Maryland and the District of Columbia and site superintendent for a large electrical contractor in the D.C. Metropolitan Area.  He is currently responsible for the code compliant installation of a 1.3 million square foot electrical renovation project and 50+ electricians.  In addition, Michael teaches both Journeyman Prep and Master Prep classes at Capital Electric. 

Beginning in the trade in 1999, Michael is a 2011 graduate and salutatorian of the Local 26 IBEW Apprenticeship.  He also has a B.A. from the University of Maryland at College Park.  Michael resides in Prince Frederick, Maryland, is married to wife, Kristin and has two young sons, Brooks and Wade.

Robert A. "Bob" Preston, LC,IES


Bob Preston is an Energy & Lighting Specialist with the Energy Solutions Group for Capital Electric. Bob is Lighting Certified by the National Council on Qualifications for the Lighting Professions (NCQLP) and is a member of the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IES). He has been with Capital Electric for 30 years in a variety of roles including electronics and test & measurement and has been specializing in lighting since 2007. Bob supports energy efficient lighting activities throughout Capital Electric. He also coordinates utility incentive programs for the sales team and their customers, with particular focus on western MD and Pennsylvania. Over the last ten years, Bob has spearheaded educational lighting seminars across all of Capital Electric’s market area. Hundreds of customers and employees have attended these award winning events which have focused on the latest advancements in energy efficient lighting technology. Bob specializes in the more technical aspects of lighting applications, particularly in the rapidly developing LED marketplace

Wayne H. Robinson


Wayne H. Robinson is a retired Chief Electrical Inspector and former supervisor for the Electrical Engineering Department in Prince George’s County, Maryland. He holds multiple International Code Council Certifications for Electrical Inspections and Plan review. Wayne is a Master Electrician in Maryland and the District of Columbia, and has instructed numerous NEC Code courses over the past 30+ years at local community colleges, trade organizations and local governments.

He holds multiple US patents on grounding devices and has published books on Electrical Calculations, Illustrated Guide for Electricians and Inspectors, Grounding, Motor Calculations and Swimming Pool Bonding. Wayne is a current member of National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), International Association of Electrical Inspectors (IAEI) and the Maryland Uniformed Electrical Licensing and Examination Committee (MUELEC).

William "Bill" O'Connell, LC,LEED,AP


Bill O’Connell has more than 20 years of experience in the lighting industry. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Optics from the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology along with a minor in Computer Science and a German Technical Translators Certificate. In 2009, Bill earned both the NCQLP’s LC certification and the LEED AP certification from the US Green Building Council.

Bill began his career with OSRAM SYLVANIA at their automotive lighting plant as an Optical Engineer. He then transferred to the general lighting division’s halogen lamp plant where he was awarded two patents, a design patent and a technical patent, for the creation of OSRAM SYLVANIA’s SPL optical system. Bill later held positions at OSRAM SYLVANIA in Application Engineering, Product Marketing, and as a Specification Engineer.

In 2017, Bill joined Eaton Corporation's Lighting Division (formerly Copper Lighting) as a Regional Specification Sales Manager, calling on Eaton's rep agencies in the northeast and on specifiers to specify Eaton products in lighting designs and projects.

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