Reliable Technical Services can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-800-557-2726
Meet the Reliable Technical Services Team:
- Over 300 Years Combined Fire Protection Industry Experience.
- Fifteen Graduate, Undergraduate, or Associates Degrees.
- Twelve Additional Professional Certifications.
George Nicola, Technical Services Director, has over thirty-three years in the fire protection industry, including design, sales, and management experience. George was previously licensed as a Fire Protection Contractor in the state of Florida and has been with Reliable since 2011. He is a current member of the Florida Fire Sprinkler Association Board of Directors. George holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Youngstown State University and an MBA from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He is also an NFPA Certified Fire Protection Specialist (CFPS).
Cary Webber, Director of Resource Application, has over forty-five years of experience in the fire protection industry, having held positions as designer, estimator, project manager, service manager, and inspections manager. Cary joined Reliable in 2012 as a Technical Services Manager for the West Coast region and was promoted to Director in 2017. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from the University of Washington and an Associate in Applied Science degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology from Spokane Community College. He has been NICET certified as a Level IV Senior Engineering Technician (SET) in automatic sprinkler system layout and is an NFPA Certified Fire Protection Specialist (CFPS). Cary currently sits on the NFSA Engineering and Standards, NFPA 11, 13, 15, 25, and 30 committees.
Alan Larson, Manager, has more than thirty-five years of experience in fire protection, including with Reliable since 2008. He has familiarity with contracting, fire protection engineering, design, and manufacturing. Alan served as a member of the NFPA Committee on Residential Systems from 2005 to 2008. He graduated from Ferris State University in 1984 with a degree in Architectural Technology. Alan is a NICET Level III Certified Engineering Technician (CET) in automatic sprinkler system layout and an NFPA Certified Fire Protection Specialist (CFPS).
Scott Hanson, Manager, has over thirty-three years in the fire protection industry and has been with Reliable since early 2012. Scott worked over twenty-five years in fire sprinkler contracting in both the Pacific Northwest and upper Midwestern regions of the United States. Prior to his sprinkler career, he was a licensed journeyman plumber. Scott has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and is NICET certified as a Level IV Senior Engineering Technician (SET) in automatic sprinkler system layout.
Brandon Telford, Manager, has been with Reliable since 2015 and has over twenty-six years of fire protection industry experience. Brandon started his career working nine years in the Mid-Atlantic region, followed by three years working on Department of State and Department of Defense projects in Albania and Qatar. Before joining Reliable, he worked six years as a sales territory manager for a fire protection products manufacturer. Brandon holds an Associate in Applied Science degree in both Fire Protection Engineering Technology and Safety Management from Delaware Technical Community College. He is a Certified Fire Protection Specialist (CFPS) through NFPA and has achieved NICET certification as a Level III Certified Engineering Technician (CET) in automatic sprinkler system layout. Brandon actively participates on the NFSA Engineering and Standards, NFPA 13, 13R, 13D, 15, and 25 technical committees.
Antonio Luis, Manager, is a chemical engineer with over twenty years of experience focused on the fundamental approach to process safety and fire protection for chemical and petrochemical industry, building, refinery, and offshore projects. Antonio has performed technical safety engineering and fire protection system design for customers such as Valero, Pemex, Petrobras, ExxonMobil, BP, BASF, Petrokemya, Chevron, and Tokyo Gas in the United States, Mexico, and overseas. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering and a Master’s Degree in Engineering Project Management from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México UNAM, Mexico City. Antonio started with Reliable in 2017.
David Thompson, Manager, started with Reliable Automatic Sprinkler in July of 2018, after thirty-six years in fire protection contracting for various Pacific Northwest and Southern California companies. He is currently based in Portland, Oregon. His experience began as a fire sprinkler design technician and progressed to include estimating/sales, project management, department, and office management. David attended Washington State University and holds a certificate in Industrial Management from Cornell University. David is certified by NICET as Level III Certified Engineering Technician (CET) in automatic sprinkler system layout.
Sam Schwander, Manager, entered the Fire Protection industry in 2012 as a Special Hazards and Fire Sprinkler Systems designer for a contractor in the New York City market, where he was responsible for the full development and installation process of fire protection systems in accordance with NFPA Standards, NYC Building Code, and insurance requirements. He has a BS in Civil Engineering from Northeastern University and is a Level II NICET Certified Engineering Technician (CET) in both Water-Based Systems Layout and Special Hazards Suppression Systems. Sam joined Reliable Automatic Sprinkler Co. in April of 2019.
Matt Rouleau, Manager, has over twenty-nine years in the fire protection industry, starting out in fabrication then moving into design-engineering, estimating, and management. Matt also has several years of manufacturing experience as a member of a product development engineering team. Matt is currently a NICET certified Level IV Senior Engineering Technician (SET) in Automatic Sprinkler System Layout and NICET Certified Level III Certified Engineering Technician (CET) Inspection and Testing of Water-Based Systems. Matt was previously licensed as a Fire Protection Contractor in the state of Ohio and Maine and is currently licensed as a Fire Protection Contractor in the state of Michigan. Matt presently is a Journeyman Sprinkler-fitter with UA Local 669 since 2006. Matt currently sits on the ASSE Fire Protection Technical Committee.
Guy Watson, Director, International, is based in the U.K. and has over twenty-seven years of experience in the fire protection industry. Guy began his career as an engineering apprentice before entering the sprinkler industry as a Service Engineer. He quickly progressed to Design Manager and eventually to being a Senior Risk Engineering Consultant working with Highly Protected Risk projects. Before joining Reliable in 2017, his role involved evaluating sprinkler systems worldwide for insurance underwriters and advising global clients how to best protect business and property. He holds Certificate Membership of the Institute of Risk Managers and is a Graduate Member of the Institute of Fire Engineers, is an LPCB qualified sprinkler system designer, and is a certified CPVC trainer.
Greg Wilson, Manager, International, resides in New South Wales, Australia, and has over thirty-three years of experience in the fire protection industry. Greg has held the positions of Sales Manager, Project Manager, and Systems Designer, and since 2015 represents Reliable in the Asia Pacific region. He holds a Mechanical Engineer diploma from St. George Institute of TAFE and a Certificate in Contract Administration from the Building Industry Specialist Contractors Organization. Greg is a member of the Australian Standard 2118 4/8/9 Committee and the New Zealand NZS 4541 Fire Sprinkler Standard Committee.
Samer Abdlrahman, Manager, International, brings over 10 years of experience in the Fire Protection Industry from Reliable’s state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Liberty, South Carolina. Samer has held different positions at Reliable and has a comprehensive knowledge of our products and our high quality and manufacturing operations. Samer Abdlrahman is based in Dubai, UAE, extending our technical services and Reliable brand development in the Middle East and India Region. Samer holds a Master’s Degree in Engineering from Clemson University in South Carolina and is fluent in Arabic and English. Samer joined Reliable Automatic Sprinkler Co. in 2009.