With 33 years of on the job experience at Hydro One, doing consulting work for McGregor Allsop, Trow Engineering Consultants and Dillion and Associates, Dave has acquired extensive knowledge of electrical equipment, installations and legislative requirements.

While with Hydro One, Dave was involved with many projects including:

- Held the lead role in the implementation of the new Training Development System (TDS), the Hydro One Documentation System (HODS), and E-learning programs now used by the company

Additionally, Dave’s other achievements are:

- assisted in the development of work procedures and tools for the overhaul of Delle SF6 Breaker rams

- preparation of Work practices and procedures, and the development of training material for Hydro One staff

- provided training to Hydro One personnel in a wide range of safety, troubleshooting, operations, electrical awareness and a variety of other critical training.


  • Ron Pettigrew, Finning Canada
    “Dave was enthusiastic and engaging. Made it easy to get and stay interested. Dave welcomed any and all questions and answered them thoroughly. Thank you.”
  • David Maczko, Lanxess
    This was a great course. I loved how it made me think and problem solve to find the issues within the circuits. I would recommend this course to my other co-workers.
  • Garry Gaudet, Daishowa-Marubeni
    “My personal evaluation is that the instructor Dave Neal was thorough and had excellent knowledge to help understand the dangers of high voltage. To my understanding before the course, I did not know the devastation of an arc flash.”
  • Bero Balaban, Nortown Electrical Contractors
    “This course was very informative. Dave Neal made it very interesting and interactive. Stressed the importance on how to avoid arc flash and what was needed to survive an arc flash. He did a great job.”
  • John Cyr, Brookfield Renewable
    “The instructor, Dave Neal presented using great knowledge and personal experience. Dave was engaging and invited participation from the course participants. Thanks Dave for an interesting 2 days.”
  • Cory Mottishaw, Ozcan Services
    “Dave’s teaching is easy to grasp and I got a lot of valuable knowledge from today’s course, Arc Flash Low Voltage Safety. I have learnt a lot today and look forward to the High Voltage Safety course that Dave also teaches.”
  • Kenneth Preston, Daishowa-Marubeni
    “Dave did a great job, he knew his material and related it to scenarios that applied to our plant. Great job!”
  • Troy Hinkle, SMS Equipment
    "Dave Neal was an excellent instructor. He had personal relevant stories to add to the material. I enjoyed the class."
  • Scott Kammonen, Nortown Electrical Contractors
    “Dave was very well spoken and easy to understand. He took the material and explained it very well. Thanks for your time and enthusiasm.”
  • Steve Airheart, Mortenson Construction
    Dave did a great job. He has a tremendous amount of knowledge and experience. He uses past experiences to bring the training to life
  • John Burden, Daishowa-Marubeni
    “Arc Flash High Voltage Safety was a very good course. It was presented well by the instructor, Dave Neal. He was knowledgeable and had many experiences to share and that was good for getting the safety concepts over easier.”
  • David Vassallo, SMS Equipment
    "I found Dave Neal to be very pleasing and patient. He had lots of prior experience in the electrical field and explained himself very thoroughly and clearly."
  • Curtis Miller, Mortenson Construction
    Excellent course, great interaction & instructor. Well planned out program. Great hands on & instruction on use of test tools, maintenance, care & cleaning.
  • Jon Kieswetter, Hammond Manufacturing
    Dave Neal was a great instructor, kept things interesting.
  • Adam Kyle, TransAlta
    “Very informative. Dave Neal keeps the topics interesting, and to the point. His real-life experience is a real asset to teach a course like this. Would recommend him to teach any related course.”