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Tom Silliman, President of Electronics Research, Inc., Completed a Climb on the One World Trade Center Tower

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

Tom Silliman, President of Electronics Research, Inc., completed his first climb on the One World Trade Center tower last week. Pictured here standing far above downtown Manhattan on the day of his climb, Tom had explained that before the climb, he had to wow the Port Authority with a dissertation on rescue, climbing equipment and his SPRAT rope access certification in order to get permission to climb and work on the tower. 1 WTC is the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere at 1,776 feet. Tom offered a big “thank you” to Vertical Rescue Solutions by PMI with a special thanks to Tom Wood who is PMI’s VRS Training Manager and who also taught the rope access class which Silliman attended.

Tom Silliman attended Cornell University – graduating with both a Bachelors of Electrical Engineering in 1969, and also a Masters of Engineering (Electrical) in 1970. After graduating, Tom went to work at Electronics Research, Inc. (ERI) as Director of Engineering, he is currently the President of ERI. In addition to being a tower climber certified in fall protection and rescue, and certified as SPRAT Level 1, Tom is a registered Professional Engineer in the field of Electrical Engineering, a two-term past president of the Association of Federal Communications Consulting Engineers (AFCCE), currently the secretary of the IEEE Broadcast Technology Society, a board member for Tri-State Public Radio and TV in Evansville, Indiana, a Fellow of the IEEE, and the 2008 recipient of the NAB Engineering Achievement Award for Radio.


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