Russell B. Leavitt – Executive Chairman & Board Member
Mr. Russ Leavitt is responsible for long-range strategic planning, human resources and legal. Most recently, Mr. Leavitt was Telgian’s Chief Executive Officer, serving previously as the Managing Member of Fire Materials Group, LLC. Mr. Leavitt also co-founded the Fire Design Group, which specialized in providing fire protection design documents for architects, developers, and contractors.
Mr. Leavitt is active in many trade and professional associations, and has served in numerous leadership positions including several NFPA committees: NFPA 25 (Inspections, Testing and Maintenance) and the correlating committees for NFPA 5000 (Building Code) and the Automatic Sprinklers Standards. He is a nationally recognized expert in fire sprinkler systems and a regular instructor and speaker for numerous organizations including the National Fire Protection Association and American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA). Mr. Leavitt has authored numerous articles and training guides, including the AFSA study guide for NICET certification in Fire Sprinkler System Testing and Inspections.
Mr. Leavitt is a Level IV NICET certified fire sprinkler layout technician and a Certified Fire Protection Specialist. He holds fire protection contracting licenses in 35 states. Mr. Leavitt earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.