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

  • 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."
  • Brandon Hunt, Syncrude Canada
    “Very informal and Ed Rideout kept all participants alert and interested in the knowledge of the course.”
  • Hein de Jager, Suncor
    "Ed Rideout was friendly and a very knowledgeable instructor. He kept the course interesting and makes your head work hard."
  • Conrad Young, Deer Lake Power
    "Ed Rideout is quite knowledgeable and knew the trade, be it line work, electrical or electronic."
  • 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...
  • Landon Pruys, Barrick – Williams Operating Corporation
    “The instructor, Ed, was very helpful in this course. He showed patience and did not single anyone out, which was nice. I would recommend this course to others. It lets you analyze and think rather than rush and guess. Hands on troubleshooting was helpful, and it makes it easier to retain information...
  • 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.”
  • Philip Newman, Syncrude Canada
    “Ed was very knowledgeable in electrical. He was well spoken, friendly and enjoyable. The power point was good. I would be interested in more courses with Mr. Rideout.”
  • Frank Balen, Suncor
    “Great two day course, covered lots of material which basically reiterated my position on safe work practices. Thanks to the refresher, Bill C-45 keeps most of us honest. Thanks Ed.”
  • Alex McKee, Suncor
    "The instructor, Ed Rideout was very experienced and showed poise when asked to go over or show different ways of explaining a problem to the class."
  • 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.”
  • 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!!"
  • 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.”
  • 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."
  • 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...

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