Robert W. Mooring

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Robert W. Mooring


Professional Qualifications:

Over thirty years' experience in the field of property damage assessment, development of corrective repair scope and cost, oversight of corrective repairs and dispute resolution. Primary clients are insurance companies, property owners and attorneys. Primary projects are property damage on behalf of an insurance company involving a covered peril and/or having subrogation recovery potential and property damage resulting from construction defect. Both insurance claims and construction defect litigation result in the development of expert opinion and many times, expert witness testimony.

Extensive experience in corporate management, project management, logistical planning and coordination, engineering oversight and regulatory agency negotiations. Holds California State license #689517 for Class A General Engineering and Class B General Construction Contractor, holds a California State Certification for Hazardous Substance Handling and Removal and holds a California State Certification for Asbestos Removal. Is a nationally recognized speaker on environmental issues, with thirteen years conducting the contamination workshops for the Property Loss Research Bureau. Specific expertise as expert witness in many cases involving the recovery of funds through litigation and on related engineering and construction management issues. Specific expertise on property damage as it relates to insurance coverage. Has demonstrated strengths as an innovative thinker in complex situations and has a good ability to manage diverse parties toward a common goal.

Attached is a partial list of select representative past and ongoing projects that fairly represent Mr. Mooring's past experience and present capabilities.


B. S., Business Management, Texas Christian University, 1972

Various courses through the American Management Association Curriculum study and successfully completing the California State test for Class B General Contracting License

Curriculum study and successfully completing the California State test for Class A General Engineering Contractor License

Curriculum study and successfully completing the California State test for Certification for Hazardous Substance Handling and Removal

Curriculum study and successfully completing the California State test for Certification for Asbestos Removal

CFR 1910.120 base training and refresher courses

CFR 1910.120 supervisory training

Asbestos training through Georgia Tech University

Employment History:

August 1993 to Present Amherst, Inc.

President of Amherst, Inc. Amherst provides environmental and non-environmental consulting, forensic engineering, construction management, agency negotiation and property damage costs recovery services primarily for insurance companies, private companies and attorneys on property damage with an industry unique expertise in case development creativity. The company was established in June 1993 and has been structured for specific purpose of providing professional consulting and engineering for complex property damage cases. Specific emphasis as an expert witness on construction defect litigation and subrogation recovery litigation for both the defense and plaintiff.

1984 to 1993 SOS International

President, with corporate responsibilities including all profit/loss and operating functions. Managed the corporate growth from zero to $120 million in sales with 2,500 employees in an eight-year period. Integral role in negotiations on a subordinated debt placement, a failed Initial Public Offering due to the stock market crash in 1987 and finally an acquisition of the company by Fluor Daniel, a Fortune 50 engineering and construction company. Subsequently owned part of a spin-off company, Peregren Management Group, serving a more engineering-oriented firm. Duties included project evaluation, selection and coordination of major project teams, research and development of state-of-the-art decontamination methods, chemicals and equipment and interface with regulatory agencies. Served as project director for several multi-million-dollar projects for major insurance companies.

1966 to 1984 Blackmon Mooring Group Enterprises, Fort Worth, Texas

Vice President, Board Director and Director of Western US Operations. Project Manager for $26 million PCB and Dioxin decontamination project at One Market Plaza in San Francisco, which involved seven floors and approximately 430,000 square feet of high-rise office space. This was the first project of its kind to be certified by a health agency for re-occupancy after decontamination. Other duties included management of sixteen company-owned operations throughout the Western United States. Responsible for marketing, operations and profit/loss.

Vice President of the Catastrophe Division. Started and developed an emergency response division within Blackmon Mooring Company. The Catastrophe Division was responsible for responding to major fires and environmental catastrophes throughout the United States. Responsible for managing and coordinating all activities within this division.

Manager, Houston Region. Responsible for all business activities within the Houston office of Blackmon Mooring. Directly responsible for turning around this office from a loss position to the largest and most profitable company owned location.

Manager, Oklahoma City Office. Responsible for managing all operations throughout the Oklahoma City metropolitan area and the geographic area surrounding Oklahoma City. Included managing the decontamination of several major hotels and office buildings and in commercial and industrial facilities. Activities included supervising teams of decontamination technicians, health and safety personnel, security personnel, accountants and project administrators to successfully complete decontamination activities.

Project Superintendent. Responsible for coordinating decontamination and cleanup activities for residential, commercial and industrial structures. Direct line management of workers and crew dispatch. Ordering and management of all project supplies and equipment, cost engineering and budget tracking and hiring and firing of crew personnel.

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