About Us

Cole Training and Operations is a part of the Cole Engineering Group Ltd.

Instructors

  • Bob Turnbull (Toby) - Senior Training Specialist
  • Cordell Samuels - Advisor, Senior Training Specialist
  • Ian Smith - Advisor and Senior Training Specialist
  • Kelly Stewart - Senior Training Specialist
  • Larry Dixon - Senior Training Specialist
  • Roger Drake - Senior Training Specialist
  • Scott Ward - Senior Training Specialist
  • Ted Czuba - Senior Training Specialist
  • Terry Hockley - Senior Training Specialist
  • Tim Toole - Senior Training Specialist
    • Bob Turnbull (Toby) - Senior Training Specialist

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      1-833-265-3434 / 1-833-COLE434, 905-940-6161


      Bob has over 35 years of experience in the water and wastewater industry. He has worked with wells and all parts of the distribution system. He also has considerable experience with wastewater collection systems. His areas of specialization include water distribution systems, municipal operations and maintenance. He has delivered classroom and hands-on training courses to operators all across Ontario. 

      Licenses:

      • Water Distribution & Supply Class 3
      • Water Treatment Class 3
      • Wastewater Collection Class 2

       

      Joined Cole Training & Operations September 2011


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      Cordell Samuels - Advisor, Senior Training Specialist

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      1-833-265-3434 / 1-833-COLE434, 905-940-6161


      See Advisory Council Bio for full details of Cordell's credentials

       

      Licenses:

      • Wastewater Treatment Class 4
      • Wastewater Collection Class 4

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      Ian Smith - Advisor and Senior Training Specialist

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      1-833-265-3434 / 1-833-COLE434, 905-940-6161


      See Advisory Council Bio for full details of Ian's credentials

       

      Licenses:

      • Wastewater Treatment Class 4
      • Wastewater Collection Class 4

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      Kelly Stewart - Senior Training Specialist

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      1-833-265-3434 / 1-833-COLE434, 905-940-6161


      Kelly has over 30 years of experience in both areas of the water and wastewater industry. He has a wide variety of experience working for the Correctional Service Canada, Ontario Clean Water Agency and retiring this year from Operations as Supervisor of Water Treatment for the City of Belleville. Prior to coming into this field, he has also worked as an engineer in the private sector. He has considerable experience in groundwater, wells, lagoons and water and wastewater treatment in all 3 levels of government. He is proud to be a part of the team responsible for reviewing the “Operator Need to Know” Guide for Water Treatment for the Province of Ontario. He has delivered specialized training for the key officials investigating the Walkerton tragedy. We are pleased to have Kelly as part of our team committed to passing on his industry knowledge to beginning and experienced operators. 


      Licenses:

      • Water Treatment Class 4
      • Water Distribution & Supply Class 3
      • Wastewater Treatment Class 3
      • Wastewater Collection Class 3

      Achievements, Special Interests:

      • Writer, Creator and Published Author of 3 Books:
      • When It All Finally Started to Make Sense
      • On The Days I Act Up
      • Retirement - Living, Laughing and Learning
      • Stand Up Comedian

       

      Joined Cole Training & Operations November 2017


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      Larry Dixon - Senior Training Specialist

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      1-833-265-3434 / 1-833-COLE434, 905-940-6161


      Larry has over 35 years of experience in both areas of the water and wastewater industry. 
      He has delivered the Circuit Rider Training Program to nine First Nations communities
      and has delivered classroom training to operators all across Ontario. He has also delivered 
      training to international locations such as Trinidad & Tobago and Dubai.

      Licenses:   

      • Water Treatment Class 3
      • Wastewater Treatment Class 2
      • Water Distribution & Supply Class 2

       

      Joined Cole Training & Operations July 2007


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      Roger Drake - Senior Training Specialist

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      1-833-265-3434 / 1-833-COLE434, 905-940-6161


      Roger has 28 years of experience in the water distribution and wastewater collection industry, including well based systems, booster stations, reservoirs, towers, wastewater pumps stations and water meters. He also has considerable experience with the commissioning of water mains and facilities as well as asset management and condition assessments. Roger has also served as a Technical Inspector, responsible for the quality insurance of capital works projects. He has spent many years as the ORO for the City of Hamilton and the Region of Halton, which makes him precisely qualified to deliver classroom and hands-on training courses to operators all across Ontario. We are pleased to have Roger as part of our team committed to passing on his industry knowledge to beginning and experienced operators. 

      Licenses:

      • Water Distribution & Supply Class 4
      • Wastewater Collection Class 3

       

      Joined Cole Training & Operations November 2017

       

       


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      Scott Ward - Senior Training Specialist

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      1-833-265-3434 / 1-833-COLE434, 905-940-6161


      Scott has over 20 years of experience in the water industry for the City of Greater Sudbury, where he is currently employed. He has worked with groundwater wells, a Class IV coagulation/sedimentation/filtration plant and an ultrafiltration membrane plant, along with the UV applications in all three areas. Scott is currently a Water Treatment Supervisor and has held the title of Quality Compliance Officer for the City of Greater Sudbury, managing several programs, including the Community Lead Testing Initiative and acting as Overall Responsible Operator (ORO). Scott also serves as a member of the executive for the North Eastern Ontario Water Works Conference (NEOWWC). We are pleased that Scott has decided to join our team of dedicated professionals, committed to passing on his industry knowledge to beginning and experienced operators. 
       

      Licenses:

      • Water Distribution & Supply Class 4
      • Water Treatment Class 4

       

      Joined Cole Training & Operations September 2013

       


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      Ted Czuba - Senior Training Specialist

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      1-833-265-3434 / 1-833-COLE434, 905-940-6161


      Ted comes to Cole Training with over 35 years of experience in both Water and Wastewater Treatment. He has dealt with operations and maintenance at numerous facilities, including OCWA. Ted is prepared to pass on his experience to operators in both official languages. This provides a service not commonly offered in the training industry. Ted recently completed his career as ORO at the Town of Kapuskasing’s new Water Treatment Plant, a groundwater plant with partial softening, which adds to his experience in both surface and groundwater treatment. Ted worked for 27 years at the Wastewater Plant in Kapuskasing, where he contributed greatly to their extensive facility upgrade. He has been involved with the commissioning of new infrastructure work including sections of new distribution piping as well as a new elevated storage reservoir. All this work was done as per AWWA Standards, which Ted is also well versed in.

      Licenses:

      • Water Treatment Class 3
      • Wastewater Treatment Class 3
      • Wastewater Collection Class 1
      • Water Distribution & Supply Class 1

       

      Joined Cole Training & Operations September 2013


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      Terry Hockley - Senior Training Specialist

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      1-833-265-3434 / 1-833-COLE434, 905-940-6161


      Terry has over 35 years of experience in the water industry. He has certainly become a highly regarded and in demand instructor in the industry. His areas of specialization include membrane filtration and water distribution systems operations and maintenance. He has delivered classroom and hands-on training courses to operators all across Ontario. 


      Licenses:

      • Water Distribution & Supply Class 2
      • Water Treatment Class 2

       

      Joined Cole Training & Operations November 2007


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      Tim Toole - Senior Training Specialist

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      1-833-265-3434 / 1-833-COLE434, 905-940-6161


      Tim has over 40 year of experience in both areas of water and wastewater. Tim's extensive experience includes working with the Ministry of the Environment as a plant operator, Chief Operator and Area Superintendent, managing various water and wastewater systems. Tim is currently the Water and Wastewater Operations Manager with the Town of Midland.  He is also an occasional instructor for Georgian College and he has spent the past several years as a key instructor and advisor for Cole Training and Operations. 
        
      Licenses:

      • Water Treatment Class 2
      • Water Distribution & Supply Class 3
      • Wastewater Collection Class 2
      • Wastewater Treatment Class 4

       

      Joined Cole Training & Operations June 2009


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