Gary D. Loftis is a registered professional electrical engineer with more than 30 years of experience in the electrical field. He is a principal in Maffett Loftis Engineering and has extensive experience in marina electrical design. Loftis holds a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from Tennessee Technological University. He is a certified deputy electrical inspector with the State of Tennessee and a member of the International Association of Electrical Inspectors. Loftis is serving as president of the IAEI Tennessee Chapter. He is also member of the National Fire Protection Association, holds a certification from the American Boat & Yacht Council for marine electrical, and is a member of the Tennessee and Kentucky Marina Associations. Loftis has served as an expert witness for marinas and is foremost concerned with marina safety. Loftis has the knowledge and experience of marina electrical systems required to ensure that electrical code requirements are effective, practical, and economically feasible.