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 2008. 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

  • Craig Speed, DND
    “I found Ed very pleasant, informative, and knowledgeable in this course. This course really got me thinking and organizing my thoughts and procedures in a logical manner. It really amazed me at how much quicker I was at troubleshooting the labs at the end of the course. I will recommend this course...
  • Steven Clarke, Halifax International Airport Authority
    “Ed was very informative and knowledgeable on what he teaches. His own personal experience and encounters make the material become more of a reality.”
  • Martin Stevens, Suncor
    "The instructor, Ed Rideout was one of the better instructors I have ever had. He made a lot of the material less boring with his sense of humor."
  • Shannon Park, Corner Brook Pulp & Paper Mill
    "Ed was clear and to the point, he gave good examples relative to the topic. This course and the instructor have made an impact on how I will approach my work in the future."
  • Jason Manning, Enbridge Pipelines
    “Ed was an excellent instructor for this course. He is very knowledgeable and personable. The course was very enjoyable. I liked that it was mostly hands on instead of in a classroom listening to a speaker all day, all in all a very worthwhile course to take. Ed needs a raise.”
  • Bryce Balciunas, Mosaic Potash
    “I thought the instructor Ed did a very good job explaining the course. The instructor was very knowledgeable on what he was teaching us, and answered any questions we had. The course had a good breakdown of theory in the classroom, and hands-on in the trailer.”
  • Stephen Ramkhelawan, Saipem Canada
    "Mr. Ed Rideout was very interesting to listen to and his work experiences certainly helped me understand his material and topics presented. I would be more than happy and interested to attend another one of his seminars. Mr. Rideout is very knowledgeable and presented information in a very well planned...
  • Dan Rogers, Newfoundland Power
    “I thoroughly enjoyed this course. It had lots of hands on exercises, which is the best way to learn. Ed Rideout was very knowledgeable and obviously had a ton of practical experience. Great instructor!”
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    “The instructor, Ed Rideout is very knowledgeable in test equipment, great life experience in all types of test equipment. He is respectful of students and patient.” Ray Vinish, Mosaic Esterhazy
  • Joe Van Niekerk, Suncor
    "Ed Rideout is an excellent instructor with a lot of actual hands-on experience. Top guy – top course work, material was clear and relevant."
  • Don Hetherington, Fredericton International Airport
    “Ed was concise and took the time to answer questions.”
  • David Vivian, Deer Lake Power
    "Ed was very knowledgeable and was very open and helpful in answering any and all questions."
  • Brent Blackmore, TransCanada Pipelines
    "The instructor, Ed Rideout knew his stuff and presented it in a well-organized way, with many examples. The shock value of the course was very eye opening."
  • Sean Callahan, Suncor
    "The instructor, Ed Rideout was very knowledgeable and easy to get along with."
  • Adam Gould, Enbridge Pipelines
    “I found this course to be very valuable and informative. The course structure is excellent with keeping the majority of the learning at hands on. Ed, the instructor, was not only knowledgeable, he was also very friendly and presented well. Overall, a good course.”

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