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Pat Ryan Team Spirit Award Finalists Announced

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Pat Ryan Team Spirit Award Finalists Announced

The most prestigious honor bestowed at Telgian each year is the Pat Ryan Team Spirit Award, which was created in memory of Telgian associate Pat Ryan. In 2020, 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 include Director Information Technology Branko Mitkovski, Account Manager Cecilia Lopez and Security Designer John Carosello.

Branko Mitkovski, Telgian pat Ryan Award Finalist
Branko Mitkovski

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 Pat Ryan Team Spirit 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.

Cecilia Lopez, Telgian
Cecilia Lopez

The winner of the 2020 award will be announced at the company’s annual general meeting (the annual general meeting will take place once Covid-19 travel restrictions are eased).

Congratulations go to, not only the three finalists, but also to the many Telgian associates whose outstanding contributions were recognized with nominations.

About Telgian Holdings, Inc.

Since 1985, Telgian has provided innovative fire, security and life safety systems testing, inspections and maintenance, consulting and engineering/design services, keeping facilities safe, compliant and on budget. Telgian is a trusted partner to companies around the globe, providing solutions throughout the US and abroad. The company is headquartered in Phoenix with regional offices across the nation, in Canada and Latin America. 

We offer our clients a single-source solution for all of their fire protection, security and life safety needs through two focused business units including:

Telgian Engineering & Consulting. This full-service global engineering and risk mitigation consulting firm specializes in complex, multi-discipline public and private sector projects. TEC provides professional services related to the protection of people, property, information, and organizational mission against preventable losses; these include strategic/enterprise risk management, fire protection engineering, industrial security, environmental health and safety, emergency management, operations continuity consulting, and construction administration services.

John Carosello, Telgian
John Carosello

Telgian Fire Safety. This company’s expertise includes testing, inspections and repair of Fire Life Safety Systems such as Fire Sprinkler and Fire Alarm Systems, Fire Extinguishers, Kitchen Hood Suppression Systems, Backflow Systems, Emergency and Exit Lights, Special Hazards, and Clean Agent Systems, as well as Fire Alarm Monitoring.

TFS specializes in service to multi-location properties, as well as large single-campus facilities. In fact, TFS services more than 50,000 locations annually throughout the US and abroad, providing a centralized approach and standardized way for clients to manage a Fire and Life Safety Program including Inventory Tracking, Capital Replacement Programs, Budgeting and Forecasting.

Our industry-leading experts, within both TEC and TFS, are active in global code development organizations, as well as industry-leading organizations such as NFPA, SFPE and ICC. Click for more information about Telgian’s expertise and qualifications.

Media interviews and information, please contact:

Ms. Susan McNeill, Corporate Communications Manager

Phone: 480-621-5031


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