OFA 134 – Kenneth S. Harris is the Claims Manager of our Phoenix and Flagstaff offices and an Aviation, Marine and Motor Truck Physical Damage and Cargo Adjuster. Ken is the head of our Agricultural Chemical Claims section. He is one of our most senior aviation adjusters. He holds Arizona Insurance Adjuster and Private Investigator’s licenses. In addition to adjusting, Ken handles liability and general investigations for local attorneys and other adjusters.
Ken came to us from a San Diego area law enforcement agency. Prior to joining us, he had 16 years law enforcement experience. He is a certified traffic accident investigator and has been declared a court expert witness in both traffic accident investigation and latent fingerprints examination. He has worked special truck safety enforcement, surveillance and undercover details. In addition to his law enforcement background, Ken served 24 years in the US Navy, both active and reserve. He has been a Firefighting Course Instructor at various levels and on many different fire suppression systems. His last assignment was as the Senior Chief in charge of a helicopter squadron Maintenance Control with the US Naval Reserve. His aviation maintenance experience includes helicopters, fighters, light aircraft and other fixed-wing aircraft. During his naval career, Ken spent over 17 years as a rescue crewman in a Combat Search and Rescue Squadron. He has both UDT and SEAL experience in a variety of interesting and unusual places. Ken was also a jet engine mechanic in a commercial engine facility for four years. He is an aircraft owner with a Commercial/Instrument Single and Multi-Engine pilot rating. His maintenance and mechanical background has proven invaluable in handling physical damage claims. Ken is a Past President of the Organization of Flying Adjusters, as well as having been the Treasurer and Secretary of that group. Ken handled well over a hundred of helicopter claims when the American Tuna Fleet ran its 57 aircraft fleet. He is one of our experts in the large vehicle field, having personally rebuilt a motorhome. He has been involved in many of our large Motor Truck claims. Ken has been with us since 1993.
Arnold and Arnold, Inc. is a small firm with an emphasis on quality, results and costs that has been in business over 40 years. With thirty-seven operating locations nationwide, we are licensed adjusters, surveyors and investigators; we currently have fifty-one employees consisting of forty-nine adjuster/investigators/surveyors and seven secretarial and support staff
Our aviation department handles many different categories of losses; light and medium helicopter accidents, the full range of general aviation claims, air carrier and agricultural chemical application claims, as well as other specialized areas, including manned and unmanned surveillance platforms, high performance and military type aircraft.
Our loss prevention and evaluation department does underwriting evaluations and auditing of Aviation, Marine and CGL risks and claims handling, as well as investigating and assessing E&O claims. We provide operational evaluations of all categories of risks with special emphasis on aviation and marine operators. We have several active safety programs for small tug and barge operators. We teach classes, perform safety audits and assistance visits for many aircraft operators and organizations, including remote airline operators.
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