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

  • Josh Leonard, Nortown Electrical Contractors
    “Dave Neal was very knowledgeable and had great personal experience to share with 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.”
  • Brad Fletcher, Signal Electric Ltd.
    “Dave is a great instructor, easily understood and has a simplified approach allowing for easy understanding.”
  • Gerard Flegel, Westmoreland Coal – Estevan Mine
    “The instructor, Dave Neal showed tremendous knowledge of the subject, provided personal experiences directly related to the subject and did a very good job of keeping the students involved with discussions.”
  • Stephanie Durocher, Regional Power
    “Dave Neal was a very effective instructor. He clearly has many years of industry experience and takes both his responsibility as a teacher and respect for electricity seriously. He is also engaging and open to questions. Having very little electrical background myself, I still found the material relevant...
  • 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.”
  • 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...
  • Wayde Pardy, Kiewit Energy Canada Corp.
    “I evaluate the instructor, Dave Neal as a very experienced and professional teacher. He kept us interested during the 2 days of instruction with his knowledge and years of work history.”
  • 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.
  • 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.”
  • 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.”
  • 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.”
  • Murray Caldwell, Panolam Surface Systems
    “Our instructor, Dave Neal was one of the best I have ever encountered, he was very informative. The information learnt may save someone’s life. Thanks Dave.”
  • 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.”
  • 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.”

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