Biography

With 30+ years of knowledge and experience gained from working in a variety of areas including power apparatus maintenance and commissioning, power engineering and design as well as training seminars for industrial and utility clients, Fred has a lot to offer students.

In addition to an in-depth background in these areas, Fred also has qualifications in the following:

- Occupational Health & Safety Act

- Arc Flash Hazard Assessment

- Substation and Electrical Safety Awareness

- Toronto Hydro Work Protection Code

- Utility work protection code

Testimonials

  • Jeff Gillespie, Enbridge Pipelines
    “Fred was an excellent instructor. The course material was delivered in an efficient manner and was very beneficial. Overall, I was very happy with Fred as an instructor and the learning opportunity this course delivered.”
  • Brent Bryska, Syncrude Canada Ltd.
    “Fred did an excellent job and showed us a lot of stuff.”
  • Lauri Beeton, Suncor Energy
    “Fred is a fantastic instructor!!”
  • Ron Kitchen, Syncrude Canada
    “Fred is extremely knowledgeable and willing to explain anything. He explains very well, is very amicable and very safety conscience. I enjoyed the course immensely and will be able to apply some of the aspects to my job.”
  • Andrew MacGillivray, Syncrude Canada
    “Fred was able to inform us of what tests to perform and the dangers and why we are performing. He shared a lot of great tips/advice and he had a great ability to convey his knowledge.”
  • Dale Sommerville, Syncrude Canada
    “Fred is an excellent instructor; he is very knowledgeable and speaks clearly.”
  • Matt Wetzel, City of Ottawa
    “Fred the instructor knows his stuff inside and out. Excellent teacher and his patience is high. The course was very relevant to our plant and we will now apply several items to our procedures. I would recommend this course for others for sure. The training trailer was very impressive.”
  • Kent Strong, Syncrude Canada
    “Fred was very informative. He gave good direction and let us work at resolving issues with patience.”
  • Ron Holland, Syncrude Canada
    One of the best courses I have ever taken. The hands on aspect was very good in keeping it interesting and informative. The instructor was very knowledgeable and informative as well. The relaxed environment also allowed for good knowledge sharing between peers. Don't change a thing.
  • Murray Cochrane, Mosaic Potash
    “Fred was very informative and the course was very educational. I would recommend this instructor and course to any electrician.”
  • Karalee Krekosk, Syncrude Canada
    These instructors are very knowledgeable. I wish that they were either 1) my journeymen in my apprentice years or 2) my electrical instructors for years 1-4. I feel like I could ask them anything electrical related and that they could deliver the correct answer, explained in terms anyone would understand.
  • Colin Pevie, Syncrude Canada
    “Fred is awesome, good natured and very knowledgeable.”
  • Jim Harmer, Samco Machinery
    “Fred did a great job keeping 10 of us engaged in this training. His real-life examples helped to demonstrate the reason for arc flash awareness. Great job.”
  • Shaun Jones, Enbridge Pipelines
    “Fred was knowledgeable, practical and thorough. The instruction was great, showing different troubleshooting techniques was definitely useful. Answered a lot of the theory by participating in experiments. I thought the course was beneficial.”
  • Sam Butterfield, Imperial Oil, Esso
    “Fred was extremely knowledgeable; most instructors are not. He was able to go above and beyond my expectations when answering questions. The material taught was honest and contained just the facts. I would highly recommend this course.”

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