Senior Regional Consultant
Thomas E. Ney is a consultant with 20 years’ experience installing and maintaining military communications systems in the U.S. Air Force. He also has 30 years of experience performing investigations and failure analyses on electrical and electronic equipment losses, determining equipment valuation, and damage assessments for the insurance and legal professions. His background has included professional project management regarding tangible and intangible property loss recovery operations for a geographic region consisting of 13 states and the Caribbean. Additionally, he has directed restoration services on losses caused by fires or other natural disasters, specializing in the restoration of computers, data systems, media, and industrial equipment. Currently, Mr. Ney provides instruction for continuing education courses approved for insurance industry personnel. His expertise has been utilized in numerous insurance cases and he has been recognized as a restoration expert for litigations. He evaluates electrical and electronic equipment losses, performs causation analyses, and assesses equipment damages. He has assisted on many claims involving high-end residential automated systems and has participated in numerous large restoration projects including the World Trade Center restoration in 1993. In addition, he has assessed damages to communications equipment damaged by many catastrophes including the Mt. Pinatubo volcano eruption adjacent to Clark Air Force base in the Philippines, the Rabaul volcano damage to a telephone exchange in Papua New Guinea, the Northridge earthquake in California and multiple hurricanes including Michael and Katrina.