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Russell Gardner appointed Telgian Fire Safety Vice President, Finance / Controller

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Russell Gardner appointed Telgian Fire Safety Vice President Finance / ControllerTelgian Fire Safety recently announced the appointment of Russell Gardner as Vice President Finance / Controller. In this position, Gardner will be responsible for the preparation of operating budgets, overseeing financial reporting, and performing essential duties relating to payroll and operations. Gardner brings more than 20 years of finance management experience to Telgian, including extensive knowledge of managerial accounting, risk management and controls, forecasting / budgeting, LEAN management accounting, project management, procurement, and building high performing teams.

Prior to joining Telgian, Gardner served as CFO / Director of Business and Finance for the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality. There, he led the organization’s finance department, continuously improving all aspects of accounting, budgeting, FP&A, revenue, accounts payable, payroll, procurement, logistics, and general services, while managing $150M in annual spending and revenue.  He has also served in a number of leadership roles in finance for Intel Corporation and Shell Oil Company, among others.

Gardner earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Finance from the University of Utah – Eccles School of Business and a Master’s of Business Administration from Brigham Young University – Marriott School of Management.

Welcome Russell Gardner!

About Telgian Fire Safety

Since 1985, Telgian Fire Safety has served as a trusted partner to clients around the globe, providing innovative solutions and keeping facilities safe, compliant and on budget. Telgian’s expertise includes testing, inspections and repair of Fire Life Safety Systems including Fire Sprinkler Systems, Fire Alarm Systems, Fire Extinguishers, Kitchen Hood Suppression Systems, Backflow Systems, Emergency/Exit Lights, Special Hazards, Clean Agent Systems and Fire Alarm Monitoring.

The company specializes in service to multi-location properties, as well as large single-campus facilities. Telgian services approximately 50,000 locations annually throughout the US and abroad, providing a centralized approach and standardized way for clients to manage their FLS program including Inventory Tracking, Capital Replacement Programs, Budgeting and Forecasting.

In addition, a customer-first culture ensures that clients receive the best service for their unique needs. Telgian is an unbiased provider, separating the inspection and testing process from the repairs, and eliminating all conflict of interest.  

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