Maximo Fuentes

Maximo Fuentes

Max Fuentes Consulting
6323 Grant Ave
Carmichael , CA 95608
Office: 916-505-7298

1. Served 31 years in the transmission and distribution electric power industry as a certified IBEW lineman, line foreman, retiring in 2015 as a Grid Assets Line Supervisor
2. 18 years teaching and training high voltage electric power lineworkers in construction of overhead transmission and distribution power lines, as well as construction of underground distribution power lines
3. Expert at applying OSHA 1910.269 standards, CAL-OSHA Title 8, and General Orders 95, 128, 165, 166, 174, and the NESC
4. Master at developing, writing, and implementing skills training for powerline workers for low to high-voltage industry practices, work methods and guidelines
5. Experience in developing and writing Hazard and Wildfire Mitigation Plans, for utilities and working as an independent third-party reviewer of plans
6. Development and delivery of leadership and professionalism workshops for utilities and the IBEW
7. Creation and maintenance of line work and safety procedures
8. Experience staffing line crews, fault locators, and heavy equipment operators

Areas of Expertise
  • Accident Investigation
  • Electrical
  • Personal Injury
  • Products Liability
  • Safety
  • Utilities

Expert Background
Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: IBEW Certified Journeyman Lineman (Q.E.W. - Qualified Electrical Worker)
Bachelor of Science - Business Management (University of Phoenix) 2005
Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: • ASSP (American Society of Safety Professionals)
• NFPA (National Fire Protection Association)
• Member of the IEEE – Consultants Network
• Member of the TDMMA steering committee 2013-2015 (Transmission Distribution Maintenance Management Association)
Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: “Leadership on the Ground – Essential Leadership Skills for Frontline Supervisors”; November 2018, Idaho Power.
“Leadership on the Ground – How to create a Professional Standard”; Hold the Pull Summit, IBEW Local 1245 June 2018.
“Essential Leadership Skills for Powerline Foremen and Frontline Supervisors”; 2016 Incident Prevention Conference.
Presentation – “Organizational and Cultural Change”; “Utility Managers Confront Challenges and Share Strategies at 2014 TDMM Conference” T&D World Magazine, Oct 7, 2014.
“Essential Leadership Skills for Powerline Foremen and Frontline Supervisors”; April 2016, City of College Station, Texas.
“Succession Planning”; TDMM conference 2015. Vancouver British Columbia.

Q: Have any of your accreditations ever been investigated, suspended or removed? (if yes, explain)
A: No.
Q: On how many occasions have you had your deposition taken?
A: 2
Q: When was the last time you had your deposition taken?
A: 2017
Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
A: 4
Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: Consulting, reports, declarations, site inspections, depositions, trials, and arbitration.
Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
A: $300 per hour
Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
A: $300 per hour
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
A: $600 per hour (2-hour minimum)
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
A: $600 per hour (2-hour minimum)
Q: Please list any fees other than those stated above (E.g.: travel expenses, copy fees, etc.)
A: Air travel - TBD
$95 per hour travel (Portal-to-portal)
$175 per diem (hotels, meals, misc.)
Rental cars - TBD
Reproduction fees
Storage fees


Available Upon Request