About Dean Naylor


Dean Naylor is a licenced electrical engineer.  He has been performing arc flash studies since 2002, using .

Dean began his career as an electrician, however.  Originally a US Navy Electrician’s Mate and Submariner, he learned electrical work and troubleshooting from some of the best men to travel beneath the waves.

Out of the Navy, Dean began work with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 995, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  Here, he learned electrical construction in the demanding chemical and refineries of south Louisiana.

When it became time to get his degree, Dean went to the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.  With a small school appeal and the support of TVA and industry in the Chattanooga area, UTC has a first class Electrical Engineering program.  UTC College of Engineering and Computer Science currently houses a world class smart grid and protection laboratory as well as an ETAP/TVA sponsored Power Simulation Laboratory.

Since completing his formal schooling, Dean has worked as an electrical engineer and has performed electrical system studies, including arc flash, short circuit, motor starting, harmonic, and load flow studies for companies across the US.  He also began electrical safety training many years ago, and has found his ability to speak both engineer and electrician to be a great help in getting the message across about common sense electrical safety measures.  He has continued to perform field work in electrical equipment maintenance and has been NETA certified.



“Using arc flash studies to enhance safety”

Consulting-Specifying Engineer, October 2018,



Hazards of Establishing An Electrically Safe Work Condition

with Tony Demaria and Mose Ramieh III, NETA World, Spring 2011,

NETA World Journal