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

  • 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."
  • 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...
  • Don Hetherington, Fredericton International Airport
    “Ed was concise and took the time to answer questions.”
  • 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."
  • Braiden McLellan, Littlefuse Startco
    "Ed did a great job keeping the information interesting as well as informative. I learned about many dangers and safety procedures that otherwise would have possibly been taken for granted."
  • 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.”
  • 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.”
  • 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!”
  • John Young, Greyrock Mining
    "Ed was an excellent instructor that kept all participants involved and interested. Ed is a very knowledgeable instructor who really knew his stuff. He was a joy to be taught by."
  • 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.”
  • 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.”
  • Conrad Young, Deer Lake Power
    "Ed Rideout is quite knowledgeable and knew the trade, be it line work, electrical or electronic."
  • Darren Seyler, Syncrude Canada
    "Excellent. Ed explained everything clearly and had no difficulty answering all questions."
  • 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...
  • 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."

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