ArcWear was founded by Hugh Hoagland and Mikhail Golovkov in 2002 as a world class arc flash testing facility for protective apparel. We receive fabrics, materials, and clothing from across the globe to test for manufacturers. We are the most experienced company in arc flash testing, with a reputation for reporting accurate and informative results.
Did You Know?
- We do 95% of the world’s arc flash testing for protective apparel
- On average we test over 100 items per month
- Our company headquarters is in Louisville, Kentucky
- Arc flash testing is performed at Kinectrics High Current Laboratory in Toronto, Canada
- Our sister company, e-Hazard, does arc flash training, analysis, and consulting
Meet the Team
ArcWear Founder Hugh Hoagland is among the world's foremost experts on electrical arc testing and safety. His career began with safety testing at LG&E Energy, and he subsequently became R & D Director for NASCO Industries, a manufacturer of protective outerwear. He helped develop most of the arc-resistant rainwear used in the world today and created the first face shield to protect against electric arcs.
Before moving to full-time training and consulting, Hugh worked for Cintas, developing their strategy for meeting the requirements of OSHA 1910.269 and NFPA 70E standards. He has helped to develop legislation and standards in both the U.S. and Europe. He sits on several industry committees and is a featured speaker at safety conferences and events around the world.
ArcWear Test Manager Mikhail Golovkov began his career as an electrical engineer in Moscow, Russia. He earned a Master Degree from the Moscow Power Engineering Institute and worked as a design and test engineer for the Moscow utility Mosenergo. He has organized and performed high voltage diagnostic testing on Russian nuclear power plants and North American utilities. Mikhail has specialized in electric arc testing within ArcWear since 2006.
Mikhail holds four Russian patents on high voltage test equipment and test methods. He has more than a dozen peer reviewed papers on test equipment, test methods and test results published in Russia and North America. He is a member of U.S. and international standards committees, including ASTM F18, where he serves as a taskforce chair and active writer of standards relating to arc flash.
Patrice Stevens has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the University of Kentucky. She began her career in the banking industry and has also worked in adult education.
As ArcWear Testing Coordinator, Patrice works with customers to determine their testing needs and provides cost information and time frames for testing. She organizes and prepares the materials for testing and reports the testing results back to the customers.
Phillip Clark has a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Western Kentucky University. He also has an Automated Systems Degree from Kentucky Advanced Technology Institute.
He began his career as a millwright and doing industrial maintenance. He also worked with sheet metal doing NC punch & laser programming, sheet metal quotes, and AutoCAD drawings.
His electrical career began at Kentucky Association of Electric Cooperatives. He has five plus years in the transformer manufacturing business. Phillip ran the transformer repair department and did the production planning for the plant. He also worked on transformer design and special projects.
Stacy Klausing is currently the PPE Project Manager at ArcWear. Stacy has background experience in testing laboratories, research, continuous improvement, and managing projects in a technical setting.
Stacy has a Master of Science from the University of Kentucky in Merchandising, Apparel, and Textiles with a special focus on Textile Science. While in graduate school Stacy completed a thesis titled Post Use Analysis of Firefighter Turnout Gear Phase II. Stacy also obtained a Six Sigma Green Belt from North Carolina State University.