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

  • Pete Brailsford, Panolam Surface Systems
    “Dave Neal is very thorough and knowledgeable.”
  • 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.”
  • 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.
  • Rob Hunter, Inter Pipeline Ltd.
    “I think Dave Neal was very knowledgeable in the topic with a good background. He also used a lot of real life examples when talking about a lot of the course info.”
  • Lance Fleming, Alliance Energy
    “The instructor was very knowledgeable in the material presented and was very willing to answer any questions.”
  • John Slaney, Kiewit Energy Canada Corp.
    “Dave brought a lot of experience with him to the course. He was very knowledgeable and answered all questions. Dave Neal was a great instructor.”
  • Terry Williams, Manning Forest Products
    “The course was very informative and really opens my eyes to the dangers of arc flash. There are so many things from the course I or we can take and implement at our division immensely. Dave Neal was very knowledgeable and was able to share stories and information that directly relates to our mill.”
  • Arthur Aello, PTI Group
    "Dave Neal is a great instructor, I highly recommend. I learnt a lot from him."
  • 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.”
  • Darrel Holland, Quesnel Plywood
    “Dave Neal was a very knowledgeable instructor; his years of experience and personal experience provided a credible instructor. He was very approachable and willing to share his wealth of knowledge.”
  • 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.
  • 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.”
  • 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.”
  • Josh Leonard, Nortown Electrical Contractors
    “Dave Neal was very knowledgeable and had great personal experience to share with the class.”

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