Biography

Ed Rideout has been involved with the electrical field in many ways for nearly 52 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

  • 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."
  • Brandon Hunt, Syncrude Canada
    “Very informal and Ed Rideout kept all participants alert and interested in the knowledge of the course.”
  • 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.”
  • Eric Chaytor, DSM
    “Ed Rideout was personable and very experienced in the hazards associated with Arc Flash. There was lots of anecdotes and references to real life circumstances.”
  • 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."
  • Martin Stevens, Suncor
    "The instructor, Ed Rideout was one of the better instructors I have ever had. He made a lot of the material less boring with his sense of humor."
  • 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!!"
  • Rodney Pettigrew, Kramer Ltd.
    "Ed is very knowledgeable, helpful and accommodating. He made a challenging course very interesting."
  • Rob Clellend, Department of National Defence
    “The instructor showed a great knowledge of the subject matter. And thorough experience in the industry, was able to answer all questions and promote class discussions.”
  • Joe Van Niekerk, Suncor
    "Ed Rideout is an excellent instructor with a lot of actual hands-on experience. Top guy – top course work, material was clear and relevant."
  • 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.”
  • Hein de Jager, Suncor
    "Ed Rideout was friendly and a very knowledgeable instructor. He kept the course interesting and makes your head work hard."
  • Darren Seyler, Syncrude Canada
    "Excellent. Ed explained everything clearly and had no difficulty answering all questions."
  • Sean Callahan, Suncor
    "The instructor, Ed Rideout was very knowledgeable and easy to get along with."

Expertise

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