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

  • Brandon Hunt, Syncrude Canada
    “Very informal and Ed Rideout kept all participants alert and interested in the knowledge of the course.”
  • Tony Cranford, Newfoundland Power
    “This was a really good course and instructor(Ed Rideout). I found great improvement in troubleshooting procedures and documentation. It also reduced number of steps to find faults by 50% to 75% (more efficient). I recognized different ways to troubleshoot (both open circuits and short circuits). I...
  • Rodney Pettigrew, Kramer Ltd.
    "Ed is very knowledgeable, helpful and accommodating. He made a challenging course very interesting."
  • 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."
  • Bob MacMillan, Rolls - Royce Limited
    "Ed Rideout is very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. He communicates the subject matter clearly and has many personal experiences to get his point across and makes it interesting."
  • Bruce Barrett, Lynk Electric
    "Instructor was very clear and professional about his job and explained course details very well. Ed took the time to go over the details and showed lots of interesting videos."
  • Shane Suchan, Mosaic Potash
    “Ed is a very knowledgeable instructor and relates material well. Give him a raise.”
  • Joseph (Greg) Roland, Saipem Canada
    "I found the instructor; Ed Rideout to be very well versed in what he is striving to teach us. He is open and straight forward to questions asked and makes me feel "at ease" when asking them. He obviously knows this course and his electrical business."
  • 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.”
  • Tyler Romanchuk, Suncor
    “The course was excellent overall. The instructor, Ed Rideout was clear and made you feel comfortable with the material. Excellent tools and equipment provided.”
  • 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...
  • 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.”
  • Jordan Higgins, Alliance Energy
    "Ed was very knowledgeable and approachable. For guys like me who are in the field and on the tools, it's so valuable to have someone who has been there & knows how it really is."
  • Pat Onions, Syncrude Canada
    "Good natured, easy to understand. Ed was very knowledgeable and practical."
  • Mark Anderson, TransCanada Pipelines
    "I think the instructor was good because he realized that in our field of work we do not use a lot of the big breakers and racking etc. He geared the course with that in mind. Also, incorporated real life events because he had done the work before not just read it in a training manual."

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