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

  • Paul Berriault, Mosaic Potash
    “Ed was very knowledgeable and easy to approach. Kept the course interesting, keep up the good work. Ed needs a raise.”
  • Chris Osmond, Suncor
    “The course was well presented and the instructor Ed Rideout gave good explanations and answers to the questions asked. He taught us how to look at problems in a different way and showed us other troubleshooting methods.”
  • 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...
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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
  • 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."
  • 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.”
  • Paul Berriault, Mosaic Esterhazy
    “Ed was very knowledgeable and easy to approach, he kept the class interesting. Keep up the good work, Ed needs a raise.”
  • David Vivian, Deer Lake Power
    "Ed was very knowledgeable and was very open and helpful in answering any and all questions."
  • 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.”
  • David Workun, Syncrude Canada
    "Poor knowledge of great hockey teams:) However, great knowledge of electricity and very fine tuned method of relaying that knowledge."
  • Rodney Pettigrew, Kramer Ltd.
    "Ed is very knowledgeable, helpful and accommodating. He made a challenging course very interesting."
  • 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.”
  • Don Hetherington, Fredericton International Airport
    “Ed was concise and took the time to answer questions.”
  • 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.”
  • 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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