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Danatec acquires ESPS Electrical Safety Program Solutions Inc.

August 11, 2017  By Anthony Capkun

Terry Becker, founder of ESPS Electrical Safety Program Solutions Inc. Photo A. Capkun, May 2017.

August 10, 2017 – Danatec Educational Services Inc.—a wholly owned subsidiary of Yardstick Testing & Training—has acquired ESPS Electrical Safety Program Solutions Inc., a player in electrical safety consulting, products, and arc flash & shock training solutions.

“This industry has been largely underserviced and traditionally not as heavily regulated as many others over the years,” said Alina Martin, president & CEO of Danatec. “Our acquisition will marry the ESPS subject matter expertise with our deep knowledge of regulated spaces and market-leading product development.”

Founded and led by Terry Becker, P.Eng, in 2007, ESPS offers electrical safety consulting and a suite of licensed Electrical Safety Program products and training solutions that include both online electrical safety and instructor-led certification training solutions.

“I have long been a proponent of workplace electrical safety standards,” said Becker, “and can now grow the consulting services and products ESPS offers, improve service delivery, and reach a larger audience to share industry best practices and training across industry to an international audience.”


Becker will join Danatec as senior vice-president, Electrical Safety Division.

The ESPS suite of online courses will be transferred to Yardstick’s newest technology platforms, RapidLMS.com and LearnerVerified.com.

“By acquiring industry-leading training providers like ESPS and leveraging innovations such as modern, eLearning management system technologies, learner verification and remote proctoring, Yardstick and Danatec will set a new standard for the defensibility of online training,” said Chris LaBossiere, Yardstick CEO.

PHOTO: Terry Becker, founder of ESPS Electrical Safety Program Solutions Inc. Photo A. Capkun, May 2017.

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