Instructor's Summary

Mr. Ron Cross

Mr. Ron Cross is a Senior Electrical & Instrumentation Engineer with over 35 years of Offshore & Onshore experience. He specializes in AC/DC Variable Speed Drive Systems, AC/DC Motors & Generators, ABB Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) Systems, Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC), Distributed Control System (DCS), SCADA, Advanced Siemens PLC, Siemens Sinamics, Siemens Step 7, Siemens SiBas, LV/MV/HV Circuit Breakers & Switchgears; HV Switch Electric Drive Haul, Woodward EGCP II Generator Control, Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC), Instrumentation & Automation, Hydraulic Systems, Hydraulics & Refrigeration and Power Distribution. Further, he is also a well-versed in Nuclear, Biological & Chemical Warfare, Gas Chamber, Radio-Active Sources, Rope Shovels & Drills, Jack-up Rigs Installation & Commissioning and Silicon-Controlled Rectifier (SCR) Rigs. Currently, he is the Chief Electrician in Petro Vietnam.


During Mr. Cross’ career life, he has gained his thorough practical experience as the Electrical Superintendent, Project Leader, Project Manager, Engineering Manager, Electrical Technical Training Manager, HR Manager, Electrical Supervisor, Workshop Supervisor, HV Electrical Supervisor, Jack-up Rigs Installation & Commissioning Engineer, Chief Rig Electrician, Chief Electrician, Senior Electrician, Senior Technical Advisor, Lead Electrical Technician, EMS Technician, Mine Electrician & Site Supervisor, Rig Electrician, Underground Electrician, Marine Electrician, Mine Shovels & Rig Electrician, Electronics Technician and Training Coordinator of various international companies in the Middle East, Australia and Asia including the PT RMI Rig, Wagner Asia Caterpillar, Nabors Drilling, Weatherford, Premium Drilling, National Oilwell Varco, Jet Drilling, Saipem, Century Drilling, Terex Mining, Caterpillar Institute, First Quantum Minerals LTD, Equinox Minerals Limited, KOMATSU Australia Pty Limited and Royal Australian Navy.


Mr. Cross has Diploma in Business–Frontline Management and in Training & Assessment Systems. He is a Registered Mine Electrician and Electrical Fitter & Mechanic apart from being a Hazardous Zones Electrical Competent. Further, he has an international license in HVACR (Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning) systems and in T-BOSIET (Offshore Survival and Helicopter Underwater).  He has also published numerous technical papers related to Machine Operations Training Manual and Maintenance Training Program just to name a few.