Dave began his career in commercial high rises in Calgary. He then spent time working industrial oilfield maintenance electrical in Alberta followed by General Motors in Oshawa Ontario, Koch fertilizer and Husky Oil in Manitoba, Baffin Island at an iron ore mine and commissioning in the Alberta oildsands sector.
Dave is also an avid whitewater rafting professional, and has served as a guide in Ontario, Alberta, British Columbia, Northwest territories, Yukon, Africa and North Carolina, Tennessee and Georgia in the United States.


  • James Collins, Syncrude
    Dave was very knowledgeable in all aspects of the course. He explained every assignment clearly so no one was confused.
  • Brad Moon, Sherrit
    David was very knowledgeable, I really appreciated him expanding on the curriculum with his own experience.
  • Tejpal Bhinder, International Paper
    Dave, having more than 40 years of experience in the field, had a great teaching method by only giving us hints when we needed them to troubleshoot in the field.
  • Amendeep Rana, Global Container Group
    Dave was a great teacher. He had great communication with students and listened very well to what we had to say. He answered any questions we had. Very organized 10 out of 10, I definitely recommend him.
  • Nick Thomas, Department of National Defense
    Dave was very helpful and had a lot of great advice and tips to share.
  • Matt Teeuwsen, Sherritt
    David Cox Was a great instructor with lots of electrical knowledge. He conducted his class with ease, and answered all our questions. If he didn't know, he found the answer for us either that day or the next.
  • Ravi Ludu, Global Container Terminals
    Dave is a very good teacher, making sure everyone understands the info in the course. 2 Thumbs Up!
  • Jordan Bell, Department of National Defense
    Dave was knowledgeable about the subject matter and helpful when students were having difficulties.
  • Carson Jeffrey, Alberta Health Services
    Dave was able to answer any of my questions and did not rush any parts of the course, which gave me the time I needed to understand and complete each exercise.
  • Scott Hay, International Paper
    The instructor was willing to help out and point you in the right direction if you had any problems. I highly recommend this course.
  • Heinrich Penner, Lode King
    Dave was polite and willing to answer any and all questions that came up. He was also very knowledgeable in everything electrical.
  • Gerry Bell, Cummins
    Dave was engaging and kept everyone focused. Enough personal, relevant examples were applied to the materials.
  • Darrin Grone, Global Container Group
    Dave is very knowledgeable in the electrical department. His experience with GM has helped bridge the mechanical side.
  • Mike Mckay, Department of National Defense
    Dave is a very knowledgeable instructor with a lot of real world experience. He is easy to relate to and approach with questions. I liked how he would point you in the right direction if you were struggling with a problem rather then solve it for you.
  • Ryan Taylor, Global Container Group
    I found Dave very calm, professional, and patient.