Business Moves: Genex, EFI Global, Vale Training, Property Drone Consortium

September 2, 2016
Genex Services Acquires IME Provider OMAC

Genex Services, a medical cost containment and disability management service provider, announced the acquisition of Objective Medical Assessments Corp. (OMAC), a provider of independent medical examinations (IME) and peer review services for the workers’ compensation and disability markets. Financial terms were not disclosed.

The OMAC management team and staff will remain in place and continue to operate under its brand. Steffen Nelson, OMAC president, will join the Genex management team and continue his oversight of OMAC along with broadened responsibilities in the Genex IME business unit.

Based in Seattle, OMAC was originally founded by former Washington State Medicaid Director Richard Nelson. He was subsequently joined by his son, Steffen, in operating and expanding the business

Foghorn Capital served as the exclusive strategic and financial advisor to OMAC on the transaction.

EFI Global, Vale Training Partner to Provide Roof Certification Program

EFI Global, a forensic engineering, fire investigation, environmental and laboratory testing service provider, and Vale Training, an independent division of Cunningham Lindsey specializing in training for adjusters and appraisers, announced the launch of the EVS Specialist Program with a specialty in roofing certification, known as the EVS/R Certification.

With the new certification offering, property damage appraisers can expedite roofing claims using qualitative evaluation and investigative techniques gained from the EVS/R course on residential and commercial roofing systems. The certification requires industry related experience and/or education, and completion of a four day classroom course with detailed instruction on steep and low slope roofs, including construction, coverings, storm damage assessment, property estimating, product identification and repair methods. Classroom instruction is complemented with hands-on experience with simulated hail mockups to illustrate the impact dynamics on different roofing systems.

An individual’s certification is audited and tracked by Vale Training, while EFI Global Professional Engineers (PEs) and Registered Roof Consultants (RRCs) provide the technical content and course instruction. Once obtained, the certification comes with a unique certification mark to be used by the certified professional, and is renewed every three years to ensure understanding of modern techniques, building codes and industry trends.

Vale Training Launches UAS Certification Program

Vale Training has launched a UAS (Unmanned Aircraft System) certification program at it’s Arlington, Texas, campus.

Vale is currently offering four-day training classes. Students who successfully complete the class will obtain the Vale UAS Operator Certification. Students do not have to hold a remote pilot airman certificate with a small UAS rating to attend class. They can fly under the supervision of Vale instructors. It is recommended that students who attend have at least 4-5 hours of flight time on a UAS flight simulator or have flown UAS for 4-5 hours.

The first classes are scheduled to be held beginning September 12, 2016. Interested persons should register online at or call Vale Training Solutions at 1-800-233-7095.

Property Drone Consortium Announce Public Private Partnership on Use of UAS for Emergency Response

The Property Drone Consortium (PDC), a collaboration that consists of insurance carriers, roofing industry leaders and supporting enterprises and Marion County, Kansas, Emergency Management are pleased to announce a public-private partnership. The Property Drone Consortium will provide Marion County with an appropriate UAS, sensor and resources. The county will deploy the system in the event of catastrophic events to support its emergency management and response efforts.

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