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Telgian Presents Mary McKenna with the Pat Ryan Team Spirit Award

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This year’s Pat Ryan Team Spirit Award was presented to Mary McKenna. The award is the most prestigious honor bestowed at Telgian each year and was created in memory of former Telgian associate Pat Ryan. This award recognizes the spirit of teamwork and it is presented annually to the Telgian Associate who best embodies Pat Ryan’s legendary example.

“It is a great honor to present Mary with the Pat Ryan Team Spirit Award,” says Telgian Executive Chairman Russell Leavitt. “Each year, we have large numbers of deserving associates nominated by their peers from throughout the organization, which makes the decision most difficult, but also incredibly rewarding. Mary’s commitment to the company, her positive attitude, and her consistent willingness to support her team members is a stellar example of the exact qualities that that this award celebrates.”

McKenna is a Fire Suppression Designer for Telgian Engineering & Consulting, LLC and is a 15-year veteran of the firm. As an essential member of the Telgian team, she is responsible for designing projects with information obtained from the consultants and the applicable codes, working with all trades to coordinate piping issues, and coordinating with QAQC for drawing reviews and with PEs for drawing approvals. She fills an essential role in making sure critical deadlines are met, issues that could de-rail the project are addressed, and keeping up on revisions that come through after the project is approved and issued.  

“I am beyond honored to be a recipient of the Pat Ryan Award this year,” says Mary. “The award represents the human ability to adapt and create an environment where everyone thrives. It is truly a team award, in that you must be nominated by your fellow peers to be recognized. Without this team I would not be able to be a part of Telgian’s success.”

In addition to McKenna, two other finalists were recognized for their outstanding contributions to the company. These include Regional Field Supervisor Paul Colston (Telgian Fire Safety, TFS) and Vice President, Field Operations Jeff Schaid (Telgian Fire Safety, TFS).

About Telgian

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 a single source solution throughout the US and abroad. The company is headquartered in Phoenix with regional offices across the nation, in Canada and Latin America. 

The company is comprised of two business units, Telgian Engineering & Consulting, LLC and Telgian Fire Safety:

A full-service global engineering and risk consulting firm, Telgian Engineering & Consulting (TEC), 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 such as fire protection engineering, security risk consulting, emergency management and operations continuity and more.

Telgian Fire Safety (TFS) expertise includes Fire Life Safety Systems testing, inspections and repair of 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. 

For more information or media interviews, please contact:

Susan McNeill

Telgian Holdings, Inc.


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