Canary Joins Envista’s Major Loss Group as Technical Lead, Fire & Explosion
CHICAGO – May 15, 2020 – Envista Forensics, a global forensics consulting and engineering firm, announced today that Larry Canary, Vice President of Fire & Explosion for their European offices, will now join the North America Major Loss Group as Technical Lead, Fire & Explosion.
Canary worked as Envista’s Vice President of Fire & Explosion in the western United States prior to relocating to London. While in Europe, he helped expand the fire division over the last year and a half, and in that time, nearly 75 percent of the fire cases coming through the door were in the major loss category.
“We are really pleased to have Larry back in the states after a very successful couple of years in Europe,” said Mark Ewing, Technical Director, Major Loss, Envista Forensics. “The team there has grown and learned a lot under his guidance, and now he’s putting that focus into the U.S. and Canada.”
Envista’s multi-disciplinary Major Loss group has worked on complex matters for more than 30 years. Canary is set to lend his expertise to the large loss fire group who has conducted investigations for the U.S. Navy and two of the largest wildfires documented in the western hemisphere. They conduct origin and cause investigations that range from multi-million-dollar cases to $500M cases including manufacturing facilities, warehouses, power production, oil and gas, refineries, medical facilities and many others.
“We’ve worked on numerous complex losses over the years, across lots of different industries, and Larry was on a number of those cases,” said Mike Driscoll, Technical Director, Fire & Explosion, Envista Forensics. “He’ll be combining forces with our major loss investigators to hone our strategy, train more investigators and assist with client development.”
Envista’s investigators are used to handling everything that comes with large loss management and many, like Canary, say process and technology have a lot to do with it.
“When it comes down to uncomplicating the complicated, process and methodology are key, especially when the investigation involves fraud or subrogation,” mentions Canary. “It doesn’t matter where you are in the world, having the ability to get aerial footage, 3D forensic imaging for evidence preservation and access to other experts for a multi-disciplinary perspective can assist investigations in a big way.”
Excited by the opportunity, Canary says, “I am so grateful for my time in Europe. I worked alongside some incredible engineers and now I get the chance to do it all over again on the other side of the pond with our growing Major Loss group.”