Rick A. Malone

Senior Consultant / P.E., N.A.F.I.-C.F.E.I. / San Francisco/Concord


Mr. Malone has over 30 years of work experience as an electrical engineer, including five years as a control and heating systems designer, over 16 years as a consulting electrical engineer, and over 10 years as a Forensic Electrical Engineer. He is a licensed professional engineer in 10 states and holds a Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator (CFEI) certification. He was a Captain in the Air Force and piloted the KC-135 air refueling tanker for seven years. In addition, Mr. Malone taught high school physics and mathematics courses for five years.

Mr. Malone’s design experience encompasses commercial, residential, and industrial facilities. His work involved photovoltaic (PV) design also including the design, layout and specification of exterior building mounted lighting systems and controls, parking lot lighting, interior lighting systems and controls including all fixture specifications and branch circuit wiring, main electrical service panels, transformers, feeders and branch circuit panel boards, and interior power systems including outlets and electrical connections to equipment.

Mr. Malone also has experience in electrical connections to HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) equipment; refrigeration and plumbing equipment, under floor duct systems, telephone and data backboards, emergency egress/exit lighting systems and wiring, and emergency power generators and transfer switches which involved coordination with local electric, gas, telephone, and cable companies to incorporate their requirements into a single joint trench composite plan for service to new construction.

Education and Certifications

• Electrical Engineering, B.S.: California State University San Jose
• Secondary Teaching Credential for Physical Science and Mathematics: Chapman College
• Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator (CFEI)
• Registered Professional Engineer: Arizona, California, Hawaii, Massachusetts, Nevada, North Carolina, Oregon, Rhode Island, Texas, and Utah