Biography

Ed Rideout has been involved with the electrical field in many ways for nearly 54 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

  • Don Hetherington, Fredericton International Airport
    “Ed was concise and took the time to answer questions.”
  • 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.”
  • 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!”
  • Jamie Ingjaldson, Mosaic Potash
    “Ed was a very good instructor and used his work experience/knowledge very well to help communicate material.”
  • Brandon Hunt, Syncrude Canada
    “Very informal and Ed Rideout kept all participants alert and interested in the knowledge of the course.”
  • Shawn McCarthy, Suncor
    "Ed Rideout did an excellent job at presenting the course material. He also took the time to help anyone that was having trouble. A 1 job!!"
  • Shane Suchan, Mosaic Potash
    “Ed is a very knowledgeable instructor and relates material well. Give him a raise.”
  • 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)."
  • John Gazzola, Lynk Electric
    "I thought the instructor was very good. He had an excellent understanding of the subject matter. And was very open to taking questions and gave good answers. Very good course."
  • Carlos Alejos, Syncrude Canada
    Ed was Very knowledgeable about electrical equipment. Always had answers to our questions.
  • Stephen Stone, Newalta
    “I thought this course was very informative and provided everyone with the opportunity to share their experiences. The material got right to the point, and never included fill-in material, which is common to most courses. Ed was able to deliver the material professionally and was able to include his...
  • Leah Melvin, Newfoundland Hydro
    Ed was a great instructor for this course. He's experienced in the field and has a good overall knowledge of the industry. Ed presented the material well and was straight forward. His personality and presentation was A+.
  • Emma Suchan, Mosaic Potash
    “Ed is a wonderful instructor. Very knowledgeable and interesting. Excellent course, wish it was five days instead of four. Very relevant information and was very pleased with the testing labs, course.”
  • Conrad Young, Deer Lake Power
    "Ed Rideout is quite knowledgeable and knew the trade, be it line work, electrical or electronic."
  • Terry Hilchey, Halifax Stanfield International Airport
    "Ed, the knowledge you shared was definitely an asset. The course was more enjoyable."

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