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

  • Abe Abernethy, SMS Equipment
    "Dave Neal was an awesome instructor. He was very personable, friendly and engaging. I really enjoyed the 2 days training with him and I learnt a lot of valuable information from him. I would like to see Dave come back for some hands on training in the future, if possible."
  • 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.
  • Lance Morris, LP Golden
    “I found this course very informative with multiple points I was unaware of. Our instructor, Dave Neal was very knowledgeable and was adapt at relating the course material to on sight specifics. As well, Dave was personable and easy going.”
  • 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.”
  • 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.”
  • 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.”
  • Mike, Nortown Electrical Contractors
    “Dave was very knowledgeable and experienced. He was well spoken, easy and interesting to listen to. He kept the course exciting, fun and interesting with real life stories and personal experiences.”
  • Machaela Rose, High Prairie Forest Products
    “Dave Neal was very informative and also brought the materials to life with real circumstances and situations of what can occur when there is a potential of an arc flash. I learned a lot from this course, and I will be able to use it in the field. Thank you.”
  • 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.
  • Florian Constantine, Martinrea Automotive Systems Canada Ltd.
    First of all thanks for sending Dave Neal . He is well versed with subject and kept going 8 hours. All the participants (many are not electricians) were completely glued to the subject and the training. It is indeed a good eye opener for many of us. Dave you are really good in what you are doing : Training...
  • Troy Hinkle, SMS Equipment
    "Dave Neal was an excellent instructor. He had personal relevant stories to add to the material. I enjoyed the class."
  • 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.”
  • Josh Leonard, Nortown Electrical Contractors
    “Dave Neal was very knowledgeable and had great personal experience to share with the class.”
  • Clayton Kalbfleisch, TransAlta
    “Dave Neal is a fantastic teacher and he brought personal experiences with him, which proves it could happen to you. He was punctual, polite, and professional. The best was, he was able and willing to share his fortunate and not so fortunate experiences. Great job.”
  • 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.”

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