Con Edison’s George Tulloch Stands Out as a Professional and as a Philanthropist
Resident of Rosedale, Queens Earns Con Edison’s Highest Award
The charity Tulloch leads, the Friends of Porus Association, provides books, computers, music equipment, breakfast and other items the schools need. He is also a personal mentor and sponsor of some high school students, paying their tuition and giving them guidance.
Tulloch’s charitable work, along with his dedication to excellence and safety in his job in Con Edison’s Protective Systems Testing group, have earned him the company’s highest honor, the Living Our Values Award.
“George seeks to touch lives in everything he does,” said Angel Cardoza, Con Edison’s vice president, Substation Operations. “He has retained his feelings of personal connection with the people of his native land, as he shows with his philanthropy. When he’s on the job for our customers, he sets an example with his work ethic and insistence that everyone follow our safety standards.”
Tulloch is a senior field designer in the Bronx. He tests transformers, circuit breakers, substation protective systems, and other components to make sure they are safe and reliable. He also designs modifications to protective systems.
“Our customers depend on us to keep their homes and businesses powered, so we need to be at our best every day. I enjoy that challenge” Tulloch said. “And our work can be dangerous if we do not devote our full attention every second we are on the job. I try to contribute to a culture of safety because I care about my colleagues.”
Tulloch began his career in energy just after graduating from college in Jamaica with a diploma in electrical engineering, taking a job as a technical engineer with Jamaica Public Service, the electric utility that serves the Caribbean Island nation.
Five years later, he immigrated to New York and applied for a job with Con Edison. After a stint working for the New York City Transit Authority, he joined Con Edison in July 1988.
His colleagues know him as a leader who is obsessive about their safety. He helped develop a code of honor, emphasizing safety principles to help his group improve on its impressive record. The group has gone 19 years without an injury.
Tulloch sees the mentoring of new technicians as an important part of his job because he knows the company’s future depends on the talents and knowledge of the next generation of workers.
He said working with the new members of his group helps him keep his own knowledge sharp and up to date.
Tulloch feels a sense of excited anticipation when he thinks about his next trip to Porus because he knows it’s a chance to renew acquaintances and help others. When the Covid-19 pandemic was raging, the Friends of Porus Association provided $1.2 million in supplies to clinics and hospitals.
Friends of Porus recently received three commendations and recognition from the Southern Regional Health Authority in Jamaica for its contributions to the health system.
He is also the chairperson of the Manchester Scholarship Fund, which awards scholarships and grants to high school students in Manchester, the parish where Porus is located.
Tulloch works with the Porus Primary School’s Annual Leadership Workshop, which invites leaders and business owners to speak to children about becoming leaders, and also conducts an annual math competition for students, ages 10 to 15.
Closer to home, he has coached youth soccer and a Con Edison team that won a championship.
Tulloch and his wife, Satchel, live in Rosedale, Queens, where they raised four children.
About the Living Our Values Award
Con Edison’s "Living Our Values" award is given to the women and men who exemplify the company’s values of service, honesty, concern, courtesy, teamwork, and excellence. The award was created in 1992 to recognize and honor the values and work ethic of outstanding employees who consistently serve as role models.
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