Biography

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.

Testimonials

  • Kent Scerba, National Research Council Canada
    “I highly recommend Dave to teach the high voltage arc flash safety course as he has a great knowledge and communication skills to relay the information of this topic. Through his past experience he is able to express situations that trades persons can understand and relate to.”
  • Traian Miu, Technical Closures Centre
    “Dave is very knowledgeable and has a great deal of experience with the subject matter, which makes him a great asset when teaching this course.”
  • Jon Kieswetter, Hammond Manufacturing
    Dave Neal was a great instructor, kept things interesting.
  • Troy Hinkle, SMS Equipment
    "Dave Neal was an excellent instructor. He had personal relevant stories to add to the material. I enjoyed the class."
  • Todd Bignold, Graymont
    “Dave was great, had tons of examples, videos were good and his knowledge on the material was very good.”
  • John Wallbank, Custom Foam Systems
    “Dave Neal presented a lot of information in one day. The subject matter is serious and potentially lifesaving.”
  • Craig Jeanveau, York Energy Centre
    “Dave was professional, knowledgeable and kept us engaged. Great course content and videos. Breaks were perfectly scheduled and the hands-on training was valuable because Dave's experience.”
  • 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!”
  • Michael Chen, York Energy Centre
    “The instructor, Dave Neal is very knowledgeable and experienced. Hope to see him again in there years for the refresher course.”
  • Mark Wilson, Ozcan Services
    “I can’t thank Dave Neal enough for all his information and stories. This was a wake-up call to my job. He kept the class very involved and this is a very important course. Thank you very much, this class can help save lives.”
  • Josh Leonard, Nortown Electrical Contractors
    “Dave Neal was very knowledgeable and had great personal experience to share with the class.”
  • Luc Belanger, Panolam Industries
    Dave Neal speaks very well and he has a very good knowledgeable of electrical systems. His real-life experiences made him interesting for you to stay in focus in learning the material.”
  • Karolyn Kendall, Tolko Athabasca Site
    “Great course, lots of great information and most importantly the instructor Dave Neal was knowledgeable, kept us engaged and put on a great presentation.”
  • Joel Gagnon, Brookfield Renewable
    “I found the instructor, Dave Neal very informative and easy to interact with. Through his experience and knowledge he was able to give us many examples that were easy to understand. This was a great course for someone with little electrical experience like myself.”
  • Mike Moura, Inter Pipeline Ltd
    “Dave was a very good instructor, very knowledgeable. I enjoyed this class.”

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