DLS Marine surveyor Kenneth Hendrix earns ASA accreditation

(METAIRIE, La.) — Kenneth “Kenner” Hendrix of DLS Marine has earned the accredited member (AM) credential in the American Society of Appraisers (ASA) under the machinery and technical specialties (MTS) discipline.

The American Society of Appraisers is an organization of professional appraisers that holds members to high standards of education, ethics, and experience. Obtaining an ASA credential in the MTS discipline requires an appraiser to first obtain two years of full-time appraisal experience while taking comprehensive valuation courses and exams. Within the MTS discipline, only 11 ASA members specialize in commercial marine survey, and five of them, including Hendrix, are with DLS Marine.

“We are proud of Kenner for his hard work and dedication in achieving his AM designation with ASA. Kenner has been one of our top surveyors for many years, and he’s now a key player in the future of our appraisal team. Kenner and other ASA candidates to follow him will form the core of our industry-leading marine appraisal practice into the next decade,” said Harry Ward, president of DLS Marine.

Hendrix joined DLS Marine as a hull and machinery surveyor in 2008. He quickly became a certified marine surveyor under the National Association of Marine Surveyors (NAMS) and is now proficient in all types of commercial marine surveys, ranging from towage approvals to incident investigations. In 2018, Hendrix began training in marine appraisal under the direction of DLS Marine’s ASA senior appraisers. Prior to joining DLS Marine, he was a boatswains mate first class in the U.S. Coast Guard and earned a degree in project management from Columbia Southern University.

“Having grown up on small island, I’ve become a person who cannot imagine living away from the ocean. I knew marine survey was a perfect fit for me after the Coast Guard. The opportunities I have had since joining DLS Marine in 2008 have far exceeded my expectations,” said Hendrix. “Some time ago I was asked by a relative if I enjoyed working as a marine surveyor. My answer was ‘If I have to work for a living, there is nothing else I would rather do.’ I am looking forward to the years to come as I work toward becoming an accredited senior appraiser and carry on the torch of the DLS founders.”

For more information, visit www.DLSmarine.com.

By Professional Mariner Staff