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

  • 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.”
  • Chris Page, Cogeco
    “Dave made the course interesting with many real-life examples and using his experience. He asked appropriate questions of the group and encouraged involvement by all.”
  • 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.”
  • 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."
  • 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.”
  • Mike Jablonicky, TransAlta
    “I found Dave Neal to be very professional and informative. His approach to teaching was refreshing yet direct to the point. He brought on new videos, new viewpoints in the way we do our jobs and how we look at pre-job safety. Very well done. We look forward to seeing Dave again in three years.”
  • Troy Hinkle, SMS Equipment
    "Dave Neal was an excellent instructor. He had personal relevant stories to add to the material. I enjoyed the class."
  • Mike Gavros, Nortown Electrical Contractors
    “Dave was very informative in this course. He used his knowledge and real life experiences to help us understand the importance of Arc Flash training and PPE.”
  • Chris McClemmens, Lanxess
    I have learned a lot through both the theory & hands on portion of this course. Dave had a lot of experience to share, real life stories to relate to equipment. Troubleshooting portion showed a lot of different problems and how to follow through.
  • Joe Fiorini, Panolam Industries
    “The instructor, Dave Neal was very knowledgeable about what he was teaching in the course. If my coworkers were unsure of anything taught in the course he would explain it and also had a knowledgeable answer for what was being asked. The course was explained and taught well also. Thanks Dave!”
  • 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 Wallbank, Custom Foam Systems
    “Dave Neal presented a lot of information in one day. The subject matter is serious and potentially lifesaving.”
  • 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.”
  • 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.”
  • Jeremy Gutoski, West Fraser Quesnel Plywood
    “Dave was great, an excellent presentation and knowledgeable. It’s very evident he is extremely experienced and qualified. He was very personable and gave an enjoyable delivery.”

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