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

  • Steven Brown, Koch Fertilizer
    “Dave Neal was enthusiastic and provided a wealth of knowledge and experience in the subject. He was able to make the course interesting and informative.”
  • 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.”
  • 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.”
  • 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.”
  • Patrick Hickey, Kiewit Energy Canada Corp.
    “Very knowledgeable instructor, Dave Neal was engaging and interactive. He taught me the value of respecting electricity.”
  • 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!”
  • Luc Belanger, Panolam Industries
    Dave Neal speaks very well and he has a very good knowledgeable of electrical systems. His real-life experiences made him interesting for you to stay in focus in learning the material.”
  • 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!”
  • Pete Brailsford, Panolam Surface Systems
    “Dave Neal is very thorough and knowledgeable.”
  • 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.”
  • 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.”
  • Josh Leonard, Nortown Electrical Contractors
    “Dave Neal was very knowledgeable and had great personal experience to share with the class.”
  • 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.”
  • Joel Gagnon, Brookfield Renewable
    “I found the instructor, Dave Neal very informative and easy to interact with. Through his experience and knowledge he was able to give us many examples that were easy to understand. This was a great course for someone with little electrical experience like myself.”
  • 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.”

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