Kevin Kuntz is vice president of Risk Engineering and Chief Engineer for Verisk Insurance Solutions – Commercial Lines Underwriting. Mr. Kuntz oversees the Risk Engineering and Engineering & Safety teams for Commercial Lines Underwriting. He has over 37 years of experience in the insurance industry specializing in risk control for major accounts and complex risks. Prior to joining ISO, Mr. Kuntz spent over 20 years with Marsh in various leadership positions related to risk control including national practice leader for the oil & chemical consulting practice. His prior experience also includes seven years with Industrial Risk Insurers, where he had direct control and responsibility over engineers providing loss control services. His experience includes work in well over 30 countries on 6 continents.
Mr. Kuntz has served on several National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards committees, is a member of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE), and represents the insurance industry as a Commissioner for the Commission on Fire Accreditation International (CFAI). He is a Licensed Fire Official in the state of New Jersey. His volunteer fire service experience exceeds 40 years where he has served as Department Chief and Chief of the Fire Prevention Bureau of the North Brunswick Volunteer Fire Department, and presently serves as an active firefighter with both the North Brunswick and Montgomery Township fire departments in New Jersey.
He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering with an emphasis on structural design from Tulane University. He also holds the Professional Engineer (PE) designation in the discipline of fire protection and is certified by UL as a Certified Risk Professional (CRP) for property insurance.
Mr. Kuntz serves as the lead technical resource on a variety of commercial lines underwriting/loss control and specific risk engineering subjects and has technical responsibility for the three key property schedules – Specific Commercial Property Evaluation Schedule (SCOPES), Fire Suppression Rating Schedule (FSRS) and Building Code Effectiveness Grading Schedule (BCEGS).