July 1998 – Present:
Independent Marine Surveyor and Consultant:
Established Carolina/Atlantic Marine Services, January 2003
Marine Insurance Claims Investigation – ascertaining nature, cause and extent of damages sustained to pleasure yachts and small craft, commercial vessels and cargo, as result of marine casualties.
Condition and Valuation Surveys – of pleasure/commercial craft. Cargo Surveys – Damage claims.
Marine Consulting and Legal Testimony – involving marine casualties and vessel construction.
July 1998 – January 2002:
Senior Claim Specialist, Yacht Claims, Royal and SunAlliance, Charlotte, NC.
Handling of first and third-party claims from assignment through conclusion, directing investigations, conducting field inspections. Consultation for underwriting personnel.
February 1983 – July 1998:
Marine Surveyor/Vice-President, M. B. Ward and Son, Inc., Wilmington, NC.
Claims/loss control representative for fourth generation independent marine surveying firm; Lloyd’s Agents and Correspondents to the American Institute of Marine Underwriters and Institute of London Underwriters.
Condition and Valuation of fiberglass, wood and metal pleasure and commercial craft, Pleasure and commercial vessel damage, cargo damage, hatch and outturn surveys.
PREVIOUS WORK EXPERIENCE:
Industrial Construction, Daniel Construction Company, Kemmerer, WY.
Marine Fabrication, Grady-White Boats, Greenville, NC. Fiberglass lamination/mold repair while pursuing undergraduate degree.
Plastics Manufacturing, Engineered Plastics, Inc., Gibsonville, NC.
Summer employment, thermoforming various plastic materials.
Various farm and industrial labor, leading to eventual management.