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Industrial Electrician Master

Ontario, Canada
May 14, 2024

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DON HORWOOD 647-***-**** (Text is Best)

• PLC/HMI Programmer

• Machine Builder/Troubleshooter

• Industrial Electrician

• Construction and Maintenance Electrician

Construction Electrician/Industrial Electrician/Master Electrician/Electrical Contractor

• Forward Lighting Canada, Energy Efficient Lighting, Master Electrician, Electrical Contractor

• General Motors of Canada, PLC’s, Robotics, Red Seal Industrial Electrician

• Guild Electric Limited, Red Seal Construction Electrician Computer Programmer / PLC/HMI Programmer / Industrial Controls Specialist

• iWare Systems, Various customers in the automotive/plastics/packaging industries

• Full Stack Programming including Machine Control/PLC’s/HMI’s/Database/Internet enabled systems/ Building Automation Systems

• ASP.NET and SQL Server systems

College Instructor / High School Teacher

• Nova Scotia Community College, Electrical Construction and Industrial Program

• Durham Board of Education, Exeter High School, Electricity, Electronics, Math, Comp. Science, Business Bachelor of Science / Bachelor of Education

• Trent University, B.Sc. Computer Science/Economics

• Queen's University, B.Ed. Honours’ Specialist in Technological Studies / Senior Mathematics Qualifications

• Lifelong learning through various online and in-class programs

• “How can I help?” attitude

• Ability to adapt to any situation

• Calmness under pressure

• Ability to motivate and manage people

• Extensive use of technology to ensure

organization and efficiency

• Desire to seek solutions to any challenge

• Change facilitator

• Punctuality and reliability

• Exceed expectations

• Customer service driven

• Champion of diversity and respect in the


• Team and results driven

• Technical and administrative problem


Bachelor of Science – Computer Science / Economics – Trent University

• Critical thinking and practice in all areas of computer software development

• Dean’s Honour List / Harold van Duesen Prize in Economics Bachelor of Education – Queen’s University

• Honours Specialist Technological Studies / Senior Mathematics Certified Construction and Maintenance Electrician / Industrial Electrician / Master Electrician

• Construction and Maintenance Electrician – Red Seal # F04169740

• Industrial Electrician - Red Seal # B-07-11569

• Master Electrician Ontario - 6014727





DON HORWOOD 647-***-**** (Text is Best)

Dynacast Limited – Controls Manager (2016-2021)

• Oversaw the programming and installation of automated manufacturing cells.

• Planning for the design and installation of systems to collect plant floor data. Nova Scotia Community College – Instructor (2013-2016)

• Successfully facilitated the Electro-Mechanical Technician and Electrical Construction pre-apprenticeship Programs.

• Introduced Arduino and Robotics into the rdrt program. Forward Lighting Canada – Owner / Director (2009-2013)

• Collaborated to build, over a four-year period, a successful electrical contracting business specializing in the supply and installation of LED and Induction Lighting products with gross revenue of $1 million in 2012.

• Supervised electricians and apprentices in the installation of new products for the benefit of customers.

• Fostered an on-going attitude toward safety in the workplace and at home. iWare Systems – Programming Consultant (PLC, HMI, Internet, Computers) (1999-2009)

• Consulted with various industrial and commercial organizations to design, test, and install PLC and Human Machine Interface solutions throughout North America.

• Developed positive relationships with all my customers including GE Plastics, Magna, Alcoa Steel, Smith and Long Limited, and ATI Industries.

• Made use of all available technologies including Radio Frequency ID and USB interfaces for weigh up systems which contributed to the success of GE increasing throughput from 63% to 93%.

• Involved in successfully troubleshooting computerized manufacturing systems to determine root cause of ongoing issues.

• Developed, with pride, computer controlled assembly systems as a full stack programmer from the PLC to database and Internet enabled systems for chemical processes, manufacturing, and building automation systems.

Exeter High School – Teacher (1989-1999)

• Developed a new Electricity and Electronics offering at Exeter High School in Ajax, Ontario and soon grew that program into one of the most popular at the school.

• Implemented government changes to technological education, which I fully embraced.

• Obtained certification in Senior Mathematics and worked as a team to develop new offerings in Computer Interfacing and Electronics.

General Motors of Canada - Industrial Electrician (1986-1989)

• Managed and maintained PLC controlled and Robotic assembly systems in the body shop.

• Obtained high-tech knowledge and skills via industry sponsored course offerings that enabled my further future professional development.

Guild Electric Limited - Construction and Maintenance Electrician (1981-1986)

• Completed my apprenticeship as a Construction and Maintenance Electrician with Guild Electric in Toronto being involved with large-scale construction projects and ultimately working in the Service Department with my own service vehicle


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