About RCF Salvage
Serving the Commercial Property Insurance Industry through adjusters,
risk managers and attorneys.
- World Class Management Team
- Industry Professionals You Have Trusted for Over 30 Years
- Nationwide Service with 12 Offices Strategically Located
- Financial Strength and a Full Complement of Insurance Coverages
In addition, we continue to appraise and sell damaged merchandise, commodities,
and equipment, including IT. Our experience in commodities includes corn, wheat,
peanuts, cotton, cottonseed, woodpole, metals including steel, aluminum and zinc.
Our hands on Executive Management Team is comprised of the top names in the commercial
property salvage industry:
- Mark M. Ruddy - Chief Executive Officer (view bio)
- Thomas E. Cassidy - President (view bio)
- Kevin T. Dause - CFO, Executive Vice President (view bio)
- Deane Merry - Executive Vice President (view bio)
- Thomas A Richmann, Vice President of West Coast Operations (view
- Jeff Cassidy, Vice-President Business Development (view
Mark M. Ruddy, Chief Executive Officer (Founding Partner) - Over 35 years
of Commercial Property Salvage Experience. Experience in the New York and Chicago
markets, as well as other states and foreign countries. Married with two grown children.
Graduate of Bowling Green University with degrees in Management and Marketing. Multiple
workshop instructor for the Property Loss Research Bureau, and a Member of Loss
Thomas E. Cassidy, President (Founding Partner) - Over 30 years experience
in Commercial Property Salvage Industry, in a variety of field and management positions.
Extensive experience in handling multi-million dollar distressed stocks, both domestically
and internationally with many individual sales over $1,000,000 as well as handling
diverse and complicated loss of damage assignments. Catastrophe Manager on major
events throughout the USA and on International losses including September 11th Attacks, Hurricane Andrew, and
Hurricane Katrina. Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from Eureka College.
Kevin T. Dause, CFO, Executive Vice President (Founding Partner) - Over 28 years’
experience in the Commercial Property Contents Industry handling multi-million dollar assignments for Inventory,
Valuation and Salvage. Comprehensive management of assignments and staff on domestic and international assignments
for carriers, independent adjusters, risk managers, attorneys and underwriters. Bachelor of Science in Finance
from the University of Detroit and MBA in Finance from Michigan State University.
Deane Merry, Executive Vice President (Founding Partner) - Over 31 years
in the Commercial Salvage Industry, mostly in the New York, New Jersey Metro area.
Has handled a stock loss claimed over 100 million dollars, as well as several salvage
sales exceeding a million dollars. Extensive experience in the ever challenging
New York commercial markets, including September 11th attacks, as well as Hurricanes
over the last quarter century. Married with four children. Bachelor of Arts in Business
Administration from Gettysburg College in Pennsylvania.
Thomas A Richmann, Vice President of West Coast Operations
- 32 years of experience in the Commercial Property Salvage Industry. 28 years in
the West and Northwest markets managing and working property losses of all sizes.
Extensive experience at working catastrophes throughout the nation as well as being
involved with several international catastrophes. Married with 3 children. Residence
in the San Francisco Bay Area for 25 years. Bachelor of Science degree in Administration
of Justice from Southern Illinois University.
Jeff Cassidy, Vice-President Business Development
- Over 30 years’ experience in Commercial Property Salvage Industry in a variety of field
and management positions. Extensive experience (18yrs) in the purchasing of multi-million
dollar distressed stocks. Residence in Chicago area for over 20 years. Married with three
children. Bachelor of Science in Physical Education from Eureka College.