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Lee Sullivan of A&A Window Products Presented ESGR Patriot Award

Monday, April 11, 2016

Mayor Gary Christenson and Veterans Services Director Kevin Jarvis congratulated Lee Sullivan of A&A Window Products, Inc. for being the recipient of this this year’s “Patriot Award” from the Middlesex County Employer Support for Guard and Reserve Citizen Warriors (ESGR), a Department of Defense office. Lee’s Company, A&A Window Products, Inc., has become a home for Veterans and National Guard members seeking employment during or upon the completion of their military service.  The Company also provides veterans with the flexibility that they need upon reentering civilian life. George Charos, Chair of Middlesex County Employer Support for Guard and Reserve members presented the ESGR Patriot Award to Lee who was nominated by members of his staff including Ryan Washburn, active Army National Guard member; Adam Conti, who served as a U.S. Marine Sniper; Jeffrey Madden, U.S. Army veteran, and Justin McCarthy Army National Guard (currently on leave for military training). Members of Lee’s staff have great respect for him and Lee and the company supervisors have been impressed with the caliber of veterans’ work. A&A Window’s supervisors are looking forward to hiring additional veterans and hope they possess character traits as the four men mentioned above.

ESGR, a Department of Defense office, was established in 1972 to promote cooperation and understanding between Reserve Component Service members and their civilian employers and to assist in the resolution of conflicts arising from an employee's military commitment. The ESGR Patriot Award reflects the efforts made to support Citizen Warriors through a wide-range of measures including flexible schedules, time off prior to and after deployment, caring for families and granting leaves of absence if needed. National Guard or Reserve may nominate individual supervisors and bosses for support provided directly to the nominating Service member and his or her family.  For more information, please visit

Mayor Gary Christenson presents a citation on behalf of the City to Lee Sullivan

(From left) Francisco Urena, Massachusetts Secretary for the Department of Veterans Services; Christine Sullivan, Treasurer/Special Project Manager for A & A Window Products; Lee Sullivan, Award Recipient; Mayor Gary Christenson; Kevin Jarvis, Malden Director of Veterans Services; and George Charos, Area Chair for Essex and Middlesex County for the ESGR

Mayor Gary Christenson; Francisco Urena, Massachusetts Secretary for the Department of Veterans Services; and Kevin Jarvis, Director of Veterans Services

Released by the Office of Mayor Gary Christenson

Photos by Paul Hammersley, City of Malden