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

  • 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."
  • Jeff Henderson, Pengrowth Energy Corp.
    "Ed seemed to have a good background knowledge of the material based on field and teaching experience. He was easily approachable and would help when needed."
  • Bryce Balciunas, Mosaic Potash
    “I thought Ed did a very good job explaining the course. He 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.”
  • 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."
  • Dennis Verceles, Syncrude Canada
    “The instructor was extremely good at explaining the course content of the subject. Time was utilized very well. Course was well-organized and the video presentation was very knowledgeable and helpful. Good course. Well done Ed!”
  • Jamie Ingjaldson, Mosaic Potash
    “Ed was a very good instructor and used his work experience/knowledge very well to help communicate material.”
  • 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.”
  • Garry Tompkins, Suncor
    "Ed Rideout is a very good instructor. He has a great knowledge in the electrical field and teaches in a very interesting way. You feel like you are part of the team. Thanks Ed."
  • 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."
  • Corey King, Suncor
    "Ed Rideout was an excellent instructor. He was very knowledgeable, informative and answered all our questions. I would recommend the course, Maintaining and Testing Low and Medium Voltage Circuit Breakers to other tradesmen."
  • 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.”
  • Ivan Holderness, Suncor
    "The instructor, Joe Kiceniuk was very knowledgeable, patient and helpful with all of the course content. Adequate time was always given and I felt free to ask questions. It was a great program all around. (How to Analytically Troubleshoot Electrical Systems)."
  • Steven Robinson, IBEW
    "The instructor, Ed has lots of good field experience and can relate to the material personally. This experience from a first hand teacher makes it easy to understand the severity and how dangerous arc flash can be."
  • Reid Davis, Suncor
    "Ed Rideout is very knowledgeable and is able to sit one on one to instruct those having problems. He is also able to explain in a way that makes things easier to understand."
  • 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."

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