The most prestigious honor bestowed at Telgian each year is the Pat Ryan Team Spirit Award. The award celebrates teamwork at its highest level and was created in memory of Telgian associate Pat Ryan. This award recognizes the spirit of teamwork that Ryan personified, and it is presented annually to the Telgian Team Associate who best embodies his example.
Ryan dedicated his life’s work to the fire protection industry, with a distinguished career spanning 29 years in a variety of capacities. He served with the San Diego Fire Department, as Assistant San Diego Fire Marshal, as a successful Fire Protection Consultant, and as Western Regional Director for TVA.
A true team player, Ryan was not only an exceptional motivator, he was also willing to teach others patiently, delighting in the success of others. As coach and mentor, he was a good listener, genuine, and kind. His work ethic was never self-serving. Instead, he was sincerely passionate about the fire protection, life safety and security industry, the success of the company, and the wellbeing of its people.
The award seeks to honor those Telgian associates who follow in Ryan’s footsteps. And, the list of past recipients of the Pat Ryan Team Spirit Award includes many of Telgian’s most highly respected associates.
In 2019, the number of nominations submitted reached an all-time high. From amongst the many nominations submitted, three finalists were selected for their outstanding contributions. These included:
- Renae Newby a Technical Specialist for Telgian Fire Safety
- Vendor Adina Gaudin a Procurement Specialist for Telgian Fire Safety
- John Caliri, Jr. a Fire Protection Consultant for Telgian Engineering & Consulting
The winner of the 2019 award, which was announced at the conclusion of the annual Telgian Shareholder’s Meeting, was John Caliri, Jr.
Caliri, a Fire Protection Consultant for Telgian Engineering & Consulting, joined Telgian in 2018. His diverse experience includes Fire Protection Engineering and Consulting, Life Safety Analysis and Consulting, Fire Protection and Detection Systems Analysis, Design and Review, Fire Protection Water Supply Analysis, Design and Review, Fire Systems Inspection, Testing and Maintenance, Systems Commissioning and Planning, Fire Risk Assessments and Equivalent Compliance Development.
Caliri holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, as well as a Master’s of Science in Fire Protection Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
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