Maintenance Committee Meeting Part A – eMobility Workforce Development and Training for Electrification
Delta Marriott: Mississauga


Maurice Rozon, Chair, OPTA Maintenance Committee

Ryan Booth, Vice Chair, OPTA Maintenance Committee



Frederick Bergeron, Vice President, Parts and Service, Nova Bus

Steve Tilyou, Program Manager, BAE Systems

Dean Mondor, Canadian Technical Training Instructor, New Flyer Industries/NFI Group

Chad Sadowy, New Flyer Industries/NFI Group

Naeem Farooqi, FleetZero



  1. Welcome and Introductions – Maurice Rozon and Ryan Booth – 5 minutes – 3:30 – 3:35
  2. OEM Presentations (25 minutes each – Nova + BAE; New Flyer + Accelera)
  • Prerequisite Knowledge/ OEM Expectations
  • Safety inspections – How do TA’s know the bus is safe to put into service? Do 310T’s have the training/credentials they need to do this?
  • Preventive Maintenance Inspections
  • Troubleshooting HV systems – When is the bus safe to work on?
  • Test equipment
  • OEM training strategy for thermal events

3. Open Q&A for OEM’s (4:25 – 4:30)

4. Thermal events Task Force (4:30 – 4:45)

  • What systems are being researched to mitigate thermal events?

 5. Next Steps for SOPs and Work Force Development (4:45 – 5:00) – Naeem Farooqi, Fleet Zero