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Marine Insurance Webinar – Speaker Bios

Bob Furjanic, President of Four Anchors Worldwide LLC
Bob Furjanic is a graduate of Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, IL. He has been president of Four Anchors Worldwide LLC, a Marine insurance brokerage, in Pleasantville, NY, since 2007. Prior to founding his own company, Bob worked for various brokers producing and servicing cargo and hull and machinery insurance for over 30 years. Earlier in his career, he was a claims manager for a steel importer and a legal assistant for a maritime law firm. Four Anchors Worldwide LLC specializes in cargo insurance on agricultural and steel products and is licensed in 13 states, including North Dakota.

Steve Erhardt, Vice President of CSL Global
Steve Erhardt is a graduate of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, New York with a bachelor’s degree in Marine Transportation.  He has worked in the marine surveying field since 1992, for various national and international  companies, working in the Ports of Houston, Norfolk and presently in Minneapolis.  Steve is a Certified Marine Surveyor  with the National Association of Marine Surveyors and specializes in conducting both cargo claims investigations and cargo loss control surveys.  He currently holds the position of Vice President with CSL Global, an international marine consultancy company, managing their Project Cargo and Loss Control surveying business in North America.

Peter Hamner, Project Manager for Conway & Robinson LLC
Peter Hamner has a BS degree in Wood Science and Forest Products from Virginia Tech and a Master’s Degree in Forestry from the University of Kentucky. Until the summer of 2010, he worked for nine years as a research associate at Virginia Tech’s – Center for Unit Load Design, the only laboratory with facilities capable of evaluating all aspects of pallet, packaging, and material handling design and efficiency. Over the past 6 years, Peter has accumulated particular expertise and experience in the area of mold and moisture mitigation targeting all forms of wood packaging materials. Subsequently, he has worked as a project consultant for White & Company Packaging Solutions to develop comprehensive mold control programs for wood pallet suppliers, provide technical evaluations and recommendations for mold and moisture contamination issues associated with products shipped on wood pallets, and evaluate the efficacy of mold control chemical treatments for lumber and wood pallets. Peter currently works as a project manager for Conway & Robison LLC providing audit, certification, and consulting services to wood packaging manufacturers.