John R. Ryan, President
In 1982, John R. Ryan and Robert C. Catalano formed Rycat, Inc., a
company that specializes in the planning, design, and implementation
management of television and audiovisual systems, primarily in the
corporate and academic sectors.
As President of Rycat, Inc., Mr. Ryan is responsible for overseeing all
contractual obligations, general day-to-day operations, general project
administration, and television systems and architectural/basebuilding
development and design.
Projects completed under his direct supervision include: Merrill Lynch
World Financial Office Complex; Johnson & Johnson Corporate
Headquarters; General Motors Corporate Headquarters; and IBM Corporate
Technical Institutes in Thornwood, New York. IBM Thornwood won
international acclaim as being the world's leading state-of-the-art
wired campus. In addition, Mr. Ryan has designed the video distribution
systems for the 3500/3600 Steeles Avenue location of IBM Canada Ltd.,
where he also oversaw the development of an instructional television
facility for distance learning. He has also provided extensive project
management consulting services to a Fortune 100 financial institution; a
Fortune 100 pharmaceutical company; Ortho Biotech; General Motors
Corporate Worldwide; KPMG; J.P. Morgan; Dow Jones; Robert Wood Johnson;
Ursinus College; and Rider University.
John has been a television consulting engineer since 1967 when he joined
an international communications facilities consulting firm with offices
in New York, Los Angeles, Brussels, London, and Teheran.
John was assigned to the Brussels and Teheran offices for four years,
during which time he was responsible for the management and systems
design of all international projects, including: The University of
Brussels; Monsanto facilities in Brussels and New York; IBM educational
facilities in LaHulpe, Brussels; Belgian Office of Commerce; Tabriz
University, Iran; and The Ministry of Finance in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
John is a graduate of Long Island Technical University. In 1968, he
joined the U.S. Army Signal Corps, serving as a coordinator of strategic
microwave communications systems in Viet Nam. Upon returning to the
U.S., he completed his tour of duty as a graduate instructor in advanced
electronics and communications at Ft. Monmouth, New Jersey.