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

  • 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."
  • Gordon Grover, Jacobs Industrial Services Ltd
    “The course was well presented, and very informative. Ed was very good in his presentation and covered a lot of personal experiences that I found informative and knowledgeable, will be useful in my future.”
  • Rodney Pettigrew, Kramer Ltd.
    "Ed is very knowledgeable, helpful and accommodating. He made a challenging course very interesting."
  • 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."
  • 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.”
  • Neil Woodman, Newfoundland Power
    “I thought this course was a great approach to improving troubleshooting skills. Ed Rideout did a great job instructing, was very knowledgeable and easy to understand. I could see my skills improving as the week went on. The test sets used for the course were great, as well as the software. All in...
  • 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.”
  • Dale McLaughlin, LP Dawson Creek
    "The instructor, Ed Rideout was personable, knowledgeable and relaxed. He kept on schedule with course material and was able to answer any questions that arose. He demonstrated a focus on safe work practices."
  • 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.”
  • Colin Durand, Jacobs Industrial Services Ltd.
    “Ed is a good instructor. The material was well covered. The course will help me in my career and possibly save me from injury.”
  • David Vivian, Deer Lake Power
    "Ed was very knowledgeable and was very open and helpful in answering any and all questions."
  • 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...
  • 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."
  • 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.”
  • 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!”

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