Thomas K. Varney: profile of a regional manager overseeing 50+ engineers

Blog Post created by kategreene Employee on May 24, 2013

http://nfpa.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8351b9f3453ef0191027b83c0970c-pi185x185.VarneyThomas K. Varney is a Regional Manager for Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty in Chicago, Illinois. 

Tom works in the Risk Consulting area of a major global insurance carrier.  His responsibilities include overall management of 50+ primarily engineers working in the Americas (specifically Canada, U.S., Mexico and Brazil).  Part of his job is to make sure that all the engineers keep their skills as up-to-date as possible within the discipline they primarily work in.  His Loss Control expertise includes property, energy, ocean and inland marine, engineering (builder risk), aviation and liability. 

When and where did you take your last NFPA certification class or exam?

Tom took the Automatic Sprinkler and Alarm Plan Review in October 2008 in Hartford, Connecticut because that was where he lived at the time and it was a convenient location for him.

How has your NFPA certification changed or opened new doors for your career?

The CFPS designation has provided me with an opportunity to better gauge the abilities of engineers I work with in the U.S. and outside the U.S.  It has also provided an opportunity to provide an avenue for fire protection certification that requires ongoing maintenance to retain skill levels in various ways.”

“I also believe this type of certification based on the NFPA Handbook is an excellent option for engineers outside the U.S.”

Thomas Varney was elected to the CFPS Board of Directors in June 2010 and currently serves as the Director on the Marketing & Communications Committee.

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