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

  • 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.”
  • Pete Brailsford, Panolam Surface Systems
    “Dave Neal is very thorough and knowledgeable.”
  • 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."
  • Chris Wilkinson, TransAlta
    “The course had a great detail and brought much more detail than I once knew. Dave did an excellent job bringing important information to us that we will encounter at some point on this job site. Overall, both the course and Dave did A+ job. Thanks.”
  • Mike Cigan, PCL Energy
    “Dave was a very knowledgeable and experienced instructor with a great sense of humor to make the course material easy to learn.”
  • Todd Bignold, Graymont
    “Dave was great, had tons of examples, videos were good and his knowledge on the material was very good.”
  • 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.”
  • Ben Eisler, West Fraser Quesnel Plywood
    “Dave engaged us by including lots of questions in his discussions. It caused us to think or at least to create in our minds a place to pile the information that came next. We were not bored by a “I talk, you listen” type of presentation. It improved my appreciation for the dangers that can be...
  • Brad Fletcher, Signal Electric Ltd.
    “Dave is a great instructor, easily understood and has a simplified approach allowing for easy understanding.”
  • 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!”
  • George Germenis, Nortown Electrical Contractors
    “Dave instructed the course in a very detailed method on how to work safely with electrical equipment. He explained the many risks and outcomes when working on live equipment and explained the proper precautions to take to prevent serious injury.”
  • Tim Warren, Canexus Chemicals Corp.
    “Dave Neal had an extremely good way of making the material easy to understand. His work experience made him extremely credible.”
  • 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.”
  • Dan Stairs, Finning Canada
    “Dave was concise about the topics covered in class, kept it interesting by giving real world examples. His years of experience showed in his responses to non-course related questions and discussions. Excellent instructor.”

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