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Gary D. Loftis is a registered professional electrical engineer with over 30 years of experience in the electrical field. He specializes in marina and water front electrical design throughout the nation. He is a principal member and senior electrical engineer for Maffett Loftis Engineering, LLC located in Cookeville, TN. He is a principal member of Code Making Panel 07 of the National Electric Code which regulates electrical standards for marinas and floating structures.


In 1992, Loftis earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Tennessee Technological University. He is a certified Deputy Electrical Inspector with the State of Tennessee, is a member of the International Association of Electrical Inspectors (IAEI) and has served as president of the TN Chapter, is a member of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), and is a member of the Tennessee and Kentucky Marina Associations (TMA, KMA). He holds a certification from the American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) for Marine Electrical. He also serves as an expert witness for the marina industry. Loftis teaches at numerous marina trade shows, training classes, and conferences throughout the country.  He is licensed in the following states: Tennessee, Kentucky, Florida, Michigan, North Dakota, Texas, Arizona, California, and Maine.

Loftis is foremost concerned about economical design that is electrical safe. He has the knowledge and experience of electrical systems required to ensure that electrical code requirements are effective, practical, and economically feasible.

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