PARAMUS–NJ–Commander Andy Torigian was recently named Man of the Year of American Legion Paramus Post No. 207. On that occasion–past Commander Fred Dedrick presented a Certificate of Appreciation plaque to Andy–and on behalf of the Post–paid tribute to Andy for his continuing leadership. dedication–loyalty and service to the Veterans and to the Community. Andy was recently elected to his 12th consecutive term as Commander of the Paramus Post No. 207. The Paramus American Legion Post has been active at the local Veterans Home for many years–rendering important services both to the veterans and the community.
Commander Torigian is currently serving his fourth term as President of The Paramus Veteran Council–which is composed of the Commanders of the American Legion–the Catholic War Veterans–the Jewish war Veteran–the Order of the Members of the Purple Heart–and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. This is the group which organizes the annual Memorial Day Parade in May–and honors the US armed forces every Veterans Day in November.
Andy received his BA from NYU’s Washington Square College and his BS from NYU School of Engineering where he was elected to Alpha Pi Mu and Tau Beta Pi National Engineering Honor Societies. He is Vice President of Technilease Corporation–a leasing/rental company–specializing in electronic test and measurement equipment. He is also President of Rical Associates an electronic manufacturers representative firm. He is a Senior Member of the Institute of electrical & Electronic Engineers. Andy is active in many service organizations–and has been serving on the Paramus Planning Board since 1995.
Andy is also active in Armenian causes. In addition to serving as the President of the Armenian Missionary Association of America–Andy is an active member of the Armenian Presbyterian Church of Paramus–NJ–a trustee of the Hovnanian School of New Jersey–a member of the Board of Directors of the Armenian American Medical Philanthropic Fund–and a very active person in the leadership of the Knights of Vartan.