|[December 27, 2012]
Kinetic Analysis Appoints Steven Stichter CEO
SILVER SPRING, M.D. --(Business Wire)--
Analysis Corp., a leader in multi-model impact forecasting and risk
assessment for catastrophic events, has appointed Steven Stichter as
Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Stichter replaces Jan Vermeiren, who will
now serve as the company's board chairman.
As CEO, Stichter will draw on more than a decade of experience in
regional planning and development related to natural hazards and coastal
management to position Kinetic Analysis for growth. In his previous role
as the company's Chief Operating Officer (COO), Stichter managed
implementation and operation of the real-time impact forecasting system,
as well as execution of complex hazard and loss risk assessment projects.
"We have been fortunate to be able to draw upon Steven's expertise over
the past six years and look forward to his leadership as this next
chapter of the company's strategic road map unfolds," said Vermeiren.
"He has the vision and focus needed to build upon our innovative
platformand expand our reach into new markets, arming a broader client
base with more accurate real-time knowledge of the impact of extreme
natural events and a deeper understanding of long-term, catastrophe
Stichter brings to his role a unique perspective gained from his work as
both a client and a service provider. As a project manager with the OAS
Unit for Sustainable Development and the Environment, he engaged Charles
Watson Jr., founder of Kinetic Analysis, to produce detailed hazard
mapping for several multi-year projects supporting natural hazard
mitigation in the Caribbean. Previous positions include work in economic
development for the government of the District of Columbia and in
coastal management for the State of North Carolina.
While at the OAS, Stichter and Vermeiren were lead authors of Natural
Hazard Risk Management in the Caribbean: Revisiting the Challenge,
commissioned by the World Bank for the 2002 meeting of the Consultative
Group for Caribbean Economic Development. He holds a master's degree in
"Kinetic Analysis is poised to experience considerable growth, and I am
honored to have been chosen to guide the company to even greater
success," said Stichter. "Currently on the cutting edge of the industry,
our real-time analysis and depth of knowledge help our clients better
understand the risks associated with natural hazards and their
catastrophic impacts. This empowers them to make the informed decisions
necessary to manage and minimize risk."
About Kinetic Analysis Corporation
Analysis Corporation is a leader in multi-model impact forecasting
and risk assessment for catastrophic events. Based on a pioneering
approach that uses the best techniques from scientific literature and
current event information, Kinetic Analysis produces detailed,
site-specific hazard and impact information for active events to support
real-time decisions. It employs the same, globally consistent
multi-model platform to produce high-resolution hazard and loss
assessments for improved long-term risk management.
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