Biography

Ed Rideout has been involved with the electrical field in many ways for nearly 35 years. His electrical experience started when he was just out of vocational school and was hired as the sole electrician at a local fish plant in charge of six fishing trawlers, a power house and a fish plant facility. In 1975 Ed went on to work with Nova Scotia Power, first as an apprentice electrician in a generating station, then as a journeyman electrician and then he went on in 1985 to become the leading electrician.

By 1999 he had become supervisor over the electrical department and a year later became supervisor over the entire maintenance department, where he worked until his retirement in 2006. Ed is very knowledgeable about Medium Voltage Switchgear and having run a small business and supervising an Electrical Maintenance Group gives him a better understanding of our client’s needs.

Testimonials

  • Brad Rogers, Enbridge Pipelines
    “I'm very pleased with Ed and the way he delivers the content. I do better when I have minimal class instruction and more hands on and this course really fit the bill in this respect. The labs were laid out quite well and were relevant to the content as well. I would recommend this course to any electrician...
  • Dave Robinson, Mosaic Esterhazy
    “The instructor, Ed Rideout is very good, easy to talk to and approach. He is very willing to help and spend extra time with any questions.”
  • Greg Brataschuk, Schulte Industries Ltd.
    "Excellent, Ed totally makes the course (PLC course) He makes the course very interesting. Thank You."
  • A. Lichodzijewski, Department of National Defense
    "Very interesting insight into Arc Flash safety. Good balance of theory and potential applications in everyday situations."
  • Jen Furrow, McCain Foods Canada
    “Ed was a great presenter! He was very knowledgeable and able to keep everyone’s attention, I really appreciated that.”
  • Jeffrey Capati, Littlefuse Startco
    "Ed Rideout has a lot of experience in this field, because of this experience he was able to explain this course very well. He was also very knowledgeable on safety citing and explaining all of the procedures, step by step, with regards to safety of the actual work and the paper work as well."
  • Sinath Chheav, Littlefuse Startco
    "I thought the instructor, Ed Rideout, was very good in explaining and answering all of our questions. He was clear and knew what he was talking about."
  • Brian Hook, Enbridge Pipelines
    “This course was excellent. It showed various testing methods, and Ed reviewed the results to help us better understand what we were doing. It was good to have all the test equipment separated into 4 work stations with a discussion area so everyone can be involved. I felt comfortable in the course...
  • Sean Callahan, Suncor
    "The instructor, Ed Rideout was very knowledgeable and easy to get along with."
  • Brent Green, Newfoundland Power
    “The instructor Ed Rideout, presented the course content in a clear efficient manner. New troubleshooting techniques were well presented and received. By the end of the course I had noticed overall improvement in circuit troubleshooting ability.”
  • Trevor Neumeier, Enbridge Pipelines
    “The instructor was very knowledgeable and personable; Ed Rideout is one of the best instructors I have ever taken a course from.”
  • Neil Woodman, Newfoundland Power
    “I thought this course was a great approach to improving troubleshooting skills. Ed Rideout did a great job instructing, was very knowledgeable and easy to understand. I could see my skills improving as the week went on. The test sets used for the course were great, as well as the software. All in...
  • Shane Suchan, Mosaic Potash
    “Ed is a very knowledgeable instructor and relates material well. Give him a raise.”
  • Robert Jewett, Suncor
    "Excellent job, very thorough. Instructor, Ed Rideout is very knowledgeable with a strong background. A major benefit for us in the workplace."
  • Eric Feader, TransGas
    “Ed is a very knowledgeable instructor with a wealth of troubleshooting experience. He kept everyone on task throughout the week to make sure all of the information was covered. It was nice to be challenged on some of the lab work and should prove valuable when I return to work.”

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