ARNO HORVATH TORRIANI
(Professional Engineer - Expert Polygraphist & Polygraph Instructor – Loss Adjuster and Claims Investigator)
E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org – email@example.com
Home Address: 9925 Ulmerton Rd., lot 334, Largo FL 33771
Date of birth: June 28, 1951; divorced since June 2016, with 4 grown children
Fluent in Spanish, English & Hungarian; good knowledge of German, Italian little French
June 2016 to Dec 2017: Various Advanced Polygraph Courses in Colombia; Quality Control; Pre-employment exams; Sex Offender Testing; Criminal Testing & Fidelity Issues
February to May 2016: Taught Hungarian Law Enforcement their first “ Basic Polygraph Course” in Hungarian with our “Academy of Polygraph Science Latin America”
December 2007 to Dec. 2015: Incorporated under the name of “Academy of Polygraph Science Latin America, Inc.” Dedicated to all activities related to teaching and practicing polygraph examinations as well as assistance in instrumentation, in the USA, Latin America and Europe. After having being inspected and found compliant with the required standards, the Academy was originally accredited by the American Polygraph Association (APA) on July 19, 2010.
December 2003 to 2006: Founder and Director of “DSFM Tecnologías Avanzadas en Poligrafía, C.A.”, company dedicated to the practice of specialized polygraph exams, teaching basic and advance polygraph courses in all of Latin America and the Caribbean in English and Spanish.
January 2002 to 2010: Director of the International Division and Primary Instructor for the “Academy of Polygraph Science” of Dr. Richard Poe & Associates, out of Largo, Florida.
March 1998 to 2006: Founder and Director of "Grupo de Tecnologías Avanzadas AHT, C.A.", a company dedicated mainly to the Computerized Polygraph Science applications and services, as well as various high tech security and engineering concepts including energy saving technologies and products.
December 1991 to 2004: Founder and Director of “Horvath & Associates International Loss Adjusters”, company dedicated to Loss Adjusting, Claims Handling, Claims Investigations, Negotiation and Settlement, Technical and Professional Liability Advisement for various Insurers, Reinsures and other International Loss Adjusting Firms and Law Firms; company also involved in security surveys, loss control and prevention programs (design and implementation), general investigations and pre-employment with the assistance of Polygraphs (AXCITON and Stoelting) and Voice Stress Analyzers (PSE) as well as other technologies; Intelligence and Counterintelligence, Audio Surveillance Countermeasures and Executive Protection.
January 1991 to November 1991: Technical Director & Special Accounts Manager for “Toplis & Harding Loss Adjusters”; Area Engineer for “Toplis Engineering International” covering Venezuela and the Caribbean.
April 1989 to December 1990: Puerto Ordáz Branch Manager for “Analytica y Asociados, S.A.” a filial company of “IAP-International Adjusters Partnership” England, responsible for (1) handling all the investigations, insurance claims, losses and their adjustments of the entire CVG group and many other multinational Contractors; (2) attending to all the managerial activities of the branch.
October 1987 to February 1989: Security Advisor for PDVSA -Venezuelan Petroleum Industry: (1) Responsible for coordinating the Industrial Protection and Security Activities of all the industries installations in cooperation with the Venezuelan National Guard; (2) Responsible for ascertaining the security vulnerabilities and implementing the countermeasures and (3) Advise and Assist the filial Companies in the Evaluation of present and future Industrial Security and Protection Technologies as well as their implementation.
July 1984 to October 1987: Technical Advisor for the Corporate Security Manager of “Banco de Venezuela S.A.”; (1) Responsible for supervising the design, installation and maintenance of the security and fire alarm systems at all the Bank locations in the country (150 locations); (2) inspecting, installing, programming, selecting and training of personnel in the use of a “Mosler Comsec” computerized security system for the Bank’s 35 story main building in downtown Caracas; (3) creating, training and maintaining the Emergency Brigade Team for said high rise; as well as (4) training all the Bank’s personnel occupying the building on Emergency Procedures and Preventive Measures.
June 1981 to November 1983: Operations Manager for “Centralarm, C.A.” a local security service group; (1) Responsible for the design, installation and maintenance of fire detection and extinguishing systems (Walter Kidde, Fenwal Inc., Honeywell, Fire-Lite, Pyrotronics, Ademco, Cardox, Automatic Sprinkler, Viking, Ansul and others) using Halon 1301, C02 (high & low pressure), Dry Chemicals, various foam systems, water deluge systems; (2) resident Engineer for the maintenance and redesign of the automatic (pneumatic detection and activations systems and explosion proof systems) fire detection and extinguishing systems of 23 platforms at lake Maracaibo and 5 ground stations in the state of Zulia belonging to Corpoven; (3) have participated in the design, installation and maintenance of an explosion detection and suppression system by Fenwal in the aerosol gas filling room of Lever-Ponds of Venezuela and have participated (4) in the fire protection plans for the first Cryogenic Plant of PDVSA, and (5) responsible for the company’s Alarm Central Station duties and the maintenance department.
July 1974 to June 1981: Started as a part-time security and investigations operative and polygraph technician till 1977 when we were named Technical Department Manager at Consorcio ORDECA -Organización Detecta C.A. Responsible for (1) the design and planning of the Caracas Metro’s first 7 station’s security and safety measures, (2) Safety and Security Surveys of Planta Centro a thermoelectric generating plant belonging to CADAFE (national electricity generating company), (3) selection and maintenance of all the company’s intelligence and counterintelligence equipment as well as their use and applications, including the Stoelting three pen polygraph instrument and the Dektor CIS Voice Stress Analyzer.
Independent professional activities: Local Assisting Engineer for “Toplis Engineering UK” in the indemnity recovery case against Siemens & Borsig in Venezuelan Courts due to an explosion of boiler No. 2 at Planta Centro 1983; Security and Safety Surveys of all four of the production plants of “Cervecería Polar C.A.” the biggest beer producers in Venezuela; Invited by Fenwal, Inc. to study the construction of some off-shore rigs and their fire detection and extinguishing equipment at Brown & Root, Houston, TX; In house Consultant, Security Advisor and Polygrapher for "Consultores Securitas, C.A."; Security Advisor for various Engineering Firms, Banking Security Associations and the National Governments Interior Ministry. Security Advisor and Consultant for Tri Star Protective Services in Miami.
Total Polygraph Training hours to date (basic course and continuing education): 1801 hours from 1974 till 2017
Post Graduate Studies: “Project Control”: Universidad Simón Bolívar, Caracas, Venezuela, 1980.
Mechanical Engineering Degree: Universidad Simón Bolívar, Caracas, Venezuela, 1970 to 1978
High School Graduate: Colegio Santo Tomás de Aquino, Caracas, Venezuela, 1967 to 1970; Cleveland Heights High School, Benedictine High School and Murray Hill Jr. High in Cleveland, Ohio, 1963 to 1967.
Primary School: Colegio Alemán del Zulia, Colegio Humboldt, Colegio La Concordia, Venezuela, 1956 to 1963.
FPA Summer Seminar – Psychology, Altamont Springs – FL, June 2017
FPA Summer Seminar – Interviewing, Altamont Springs – FL, June 2017
FPA Winter Seminar – Hate Groups, Plantation – FL, Nov. 2016
FPA Winter Seminar – Statement Analysis, Plantation – FL, Nov. 2016
FPA Advance Polygraph Techniques - Clearwater-FL, Jun. 2014
APA 48th Annual Seminar / Workshop, Orlando, FL - Sep. 08-13/2013
AAPP Annual Seminar -Charlotte - NC, Jun. 3-7/2013
FPA Advance Polygraph Techniques, Hutchinson Island, Stuart-FL - Nov. 16-17/2012
APA 47th Annual Seminar / Workshop, San Diego, CA - Sep. 16-21/2012
FPA Advance Polygraph Techniques, Clearwater-FL, Jun. 01-03/2012
AAPP Annual Seminar, Denver-Colorado, April 29/May 04, 2012
FPA Advance Polygraph Techniques, Fort Lauderdale-FL, Nov. 17-20/2011
FPA Summer Seminar, Ethics, Indialantic – FL, June 2011
AAPP Annual Seminar, Boston MA, March 28/Apr. 1st. 2011
FPA Narco Terrorism, Ocala FL, June - 2010
FPA Advance Polygraph Techniques, Tampa-FL, Nov. 19-21/2010
1st. World Congress on Forensic Sciences and Polygraph, Fundasuperior and Latin American Polygraph Association, Cartagena, Colombia, Oct 21-23/2010
APA 45th Annual Seminar / Workshop, Myrtle Beach-SC, Sep. 12-17/2010
I International Congress of Police Polygraphists, Bogota Colombia, Ago. 2010
FPA Advance Polygraph Techniques - Lake Mary Orlando FL, Nov. 2009
Work Conference/Backster School of Lie Detection, San Diego CA, Dec. 2008
FPA Advance Polygraph Techniques – Melbourne FL, Nov. 2008
2008 Annual Seminar of the AAPP & FPA (joint seminar), Jacksonville, May 2008
[Elected to the Board of the Florida Polygraph Association – May 23/2008]
Sex Offender Treatment and Monitoring Programs, Certificate # 617 (valid May 2010)
FPA Certified Polygraphist # 195, (valid Nov 2012)
42nd. Annual Conference and Advanced Workshop, APA, New Orleans, Aug 2007
FPA Advance Polygraph Techniques - Ocala Jun 2007
A.P.A. 1st. Chart Interpretation Internet Training, May 19, 2007
PCSOPT Advanced Techniques – Academy of Polygraph Science, Mar. 9, 2007
FPA Advanced Techniques, Destin FL, Dec. 2006
ALP X Annual Meeting, San Andres Colombia, Oct. 2006
A.P.A. Annual Seminar, Las Vegas, NV, July 2006
FPA Advanced Polygraph Techniques - F.P.A., Tampa FL, Jun. 2006
Sex Offender Treatment and Monitoring Programs, FPA, Jun. 2006 (Certif. # 617)
FPA Advanced Polygraph Techniques, Mount Dora FL, Dec. 2005
Sex Offender Treatment and Monitoring Programs, FPA, Mount Dora FL, Dec. 2005
IX Annual Seminar for the A.L.P., Island of Margarita, Venezuela, Sep. 2005
A.P.A. Annual Seminar, San Antonio Tx, Ago 2005
Certified Polygraphist, FPA, Jun. 2005
FPA Advanced Polygraph Techniques, Fort Lauderdale, Jun. 2005
Sex Offender Treatment and Monitoring Program, F.P.A., Fort Lauderdale, Jun 2005
FPA Advanced Polygraph Techniques, Lake Mary FL, Dec. 2004
Sex Offender Treatment and Monitoring Programs, FPA, Lake Mary FL, Dec. 2004
2nd. Certificate of Proficiency of Polygraph Techniques and Procedures, F.P.A., Dec. 2004
Organizer of the VIII Annual Seminar of the A.L.P., Dominican Republic, Oct. 2004
Elected President of the Latin American Polygraph Association, 2004
Certified as a Primary Instructor of American Polygraph Association, August 2004
FPA Advanced Polygraph Techniques – Tampa, Jun. 2004
39th Annual Seminar / Workshop, A.P.A., Aug. 2004
FPA Advanced Polygraph Techniques – Bonita Springs, Florida, Dec. 2003
Elected Secretary of the Latin American Polygraph Assoc. Board. 2003
VII Annual Seminar of the A.L.P., Panamá, Oct. 2003
Sex Offender Treatment and Monitoring Programs, F.P.A, Dec. 2003
APA 38th Annual Conference and Advanced Workshop, Nevada. Aug. 2003
Formal Certification No. 195 of the Florida Polygraph Association. Nov. 2002
1st. Certificate of Proficiency of Polygraph Techniques and Procedures, F.P.A., Nov. 2002
FPA Advanced Polygraph Techniques – Cape Canaveral, Nov. 2002
VI Annual Seminar of the A.L.P., Cartagena, Colombia, Oct. 2002
Sex Offender Treatment and Monitoring Programs, F.P.A, Ago. 2002
Advanced Polygraph Techniques – Pompano Beach, of the F.P.A., Jun. 2002
Advanced Polygraph Techniques – Orlando, of the F.P.A., Dec. 2001
Advance and Refresher Continuing Education, A.P.A., Aug. 2000
American Polygraph Association Annual Seminar - 2000, Fort Lauderdale, FL.
"Post Conviction Sex Offender Testing", FPA & Eric Holden, May - 1999
“Axciton Computerized Polygraph Training” with Dr. Richard Poe at Bradenton
Advanced Polygraph Techniques – Orlando, of the F.P.A., Dec. 2001, FL., April 1997.
“Polygraph Science and Methodology”, International Academy of Polygraph, Ft. Lauderdale, March 1997.
“Advanced Computer Aided Intelligence Analysis”, Anacapa Sciences, Inc. of California, January 1989.
“Analytical Investigations Methods”, Anacapa Sciences, Inc. of California, January 1989.
“Computer Security Seminar”, 15th Annual Computer Security Conference, Miami, FL., November 1988.
“Course in Psychological Stress Testing and Examination Techniques”, (Voice Stress Analyzer. PSE), Dektor Counterintelligence & Security, Inc., Savannah, Georgia, November 1988.
“Protección de los Activos de Informática” (Computer Information Security), CEPET-PDVSA, Caracas, July 1988.
“Protección Ejecutiva” (Executive Protection), British Petroleum-Lagoven, Caracas, June 1988.
“Metodología de la Enseñanza” (Teaching Methodology), CEPET-PDVSA, Maracay, March 1988.
“VII Curso de Formación de Bomberos Voluntarios” (Volunteer Fireman Course), Corpoven, Caracas 01/88
“Proteccion de Bienes I” (Assets Protection I), CEPET-PDVSA, Caracas, October 1987.
“Prevención y Control del Pérdidas” (Prevention & Loss Control), CEPET-PDVSA, Caracas, October 1987.
“Assets Protection Course I” ASIS, Caracas, October 1987.
“Seguridad Computacional” (Computer Security), Banco de Venezuela, February 1987
“Mosler Anti-Crime Bureau Seminar”, Mosler, Caracas 1985.
“Jornadas Técnicas Seguridad Contra Incendios” (The Techniques of Fire Security), May. 1983
“Fenwal Service Training School”, Fenwal, Inc., Protection Systems Division, Caracas 1982.
“Fenwal Systems Design School” Fenwal, Inc., Protection Systems Division, Caracas, 1982.
“Design and Application of Carbon Dioxide and Halon 1301 Engineered Fire Protection Systems” Walter Kidde & Co., Inc., Caracas, 1982.
Two weeks of training with Walther Kidde technical personnel at Maracaibo Lake to learn about pneumatic and explosion proof fire detection and extinguishing systems. December 1982.
“Audio Surveillance Countermeasures” and “Voice Stress Analysis” Dektor, CI/S, Savannah, Georgia 1980.
“Effective Communications & Human Relations”, Dale Carnegie, Caracas 1973.
RELEVANT PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES:
Elected to the Board of the Florida Polygraph Association – May 23/2008
Designated Sales Representative by Limestone for Latin America (South and Central America and Mexico), September 2006
APA, Educational Accreditation Committee “Service Award”, 2003
Member of the International Advisory Panel for the APA, to review and re-write the standards of practice, 2006-2007
Certified Expert Instructor and Sales Rep. for Axciton Systems Inc. in Latin American
Certificated Primary Instructor of the American Polygraph Association, 2007
Member of the Presidential Committee Latin American Polygraph Association
Former Secretary and President, of the Latin American Polygraph Association, 2003 – 2005.
Primary Instructor of the Latin American Institute of Polygraph, in Bogotá, Colombia, 2003 for its Certification as an APA approved Academy.
Have attended various Liability Claims Investigations and Maritime Transport Policy Losses for Reinsures like Tokio Marine LTD, Sedgwicks, Zurich Americas and Zurich Venezuela, Lloyds of London, Munchen-Re, Allianz, Generali
Local Assisting Engineer for “Toplis Engineering UK” in the indemnity recovery case against Siemens & Borsig in Venezuelan Courts due to an explosion of boiler No. 2 at a thermo-electrical generating plant called Planta Centro (DOL 1983).
Engineer in charge of loss investigation and damage assessment for Toplis at Trintoc Refinery explosion in Trinidad, (DOL 06/05/91).
Security and Safety Surveys of all four of the production plants of “Cervecería Polar C.A.” the biggest beer producers in Venezuela.
Invited by Fenwal, Inc. to study the construction of some off-shore rigs and their fire detection and extinguishing equipment at Brown & Root, Houston, TX.
Engineer in charge of the security survey studies and consequent design and implementation of security measures of the first seven stations of the Caracas Metro.
In house Consultant, Security Advisor and Polygrapher for "Consultores Securitas, C.A.".
Security Advisor for various Engineering Firms, Banking Security Associations and the National Governments Interior Ministry.
Security Advisor, Consultant and Polygrapher for Tri Star Protective Services in Miami.
Registered member of the Venezuelan Engineering Association, No. 23.922.
Registered Member of the Venezuelan Electrical and Mechanical Engineers Association, No. 2.770.
Member of the "American Society for Industrial Security", No. 24.497.
Member of the “Computer Security Institute", No. 11.236.
Member of the “Venezuelan Society of Security Experts”, No. 77.
Officially Registered Loss Adjuster in Venezuela, No. 1-1224.
Officially Registered Appraiser in Venezuela, No. 1-804.
Registered Member of the American Polygraph Association (APA), No. 4953.
Registered Member of the Florida Polygraph Association (FPA), No. 195
Certified & Qualified “PCSOT” Examiner (since May 99).
Member of ASTM Committee E-52 for Standardizing Instruction in Polygraphy.
Ex-President and present Member of the Presidential Committee of Latin American Polygraph Association – ALP
Honorary Member of the Colombian Polygraph Society (Sociedad Colombiana de Poligrafistas)
Registered Member of the American Association of Police Polygraphists (AAPP), No. 2967
PUBLICATIONS & CONFERENCES:
Speaker at the 1st International Congress of Police Polygraphists, Bogota Colombia, Ago. 2010
Seminar for the Colombian Military Forces "Validated and Firm Criteria of the Chart Analysis and Evaluation, according to APA, ASTM y DACA", May 06 and 07, 2009.
Translation from English to Spanish of the “Standards of Practice” for the American Polygraph Association, Oct. 2007
Conference on “The CVOS Acquaintance Test”, X Annual Meeting of the Latin American Polygraph Association – ALP, San Andres Island, Colombia, Oct. 2006
Translation from English to Spanish of the Basic Sex Offender Course, Jan. 2006
Organizer, Coordinator and Host of the IX Annual Meeting of the Latin American Polygraph Association – ALP, Margarita Island, Venezuela, Sep. 2005
As President of the Latin American Polygraph Association, organizer of the Association’s VIII Annual Conference, Dominican Republic, Oct. 2004
Translation from English to Spanish of the full basic course for polygraph examiners, Jan-May 2004
“The Efficiency of investigations with the use of computerized polygraph” (La eficacia de las Investigaciones con el Polígrafo Computarizado), published in the magazine number 102 “El Mundo de la Seguridad” (Security World), during 2001, and also in the magazine of the "CICPC" number 12 in 2002, in Caracas-Venezuela.
Conference on “The Polygraph”, Rotary Internatioal Club de Altamira, Caracas, Nov. 2003
"The Polygraph in Venezuela” (El Polígrafo en Venezuela) published in the magazine number 2 of the Latin-American Polygraph Association (Asociación Latinoamericana de Poligrafistas – ALP), in October 2003, in Bogotá-Colombia.
Conference on “Sex Ofender Testing”, VII Annual Meeting of the Latin American Polygraph Association – ALP, Panama, Oct. 2003
Conference on “APA and ASTM Standards of Practice”, VI Annual Meeting of the Latin American Polygraph Association – ALP, Cartagena-Colombia, Oct. 2002
“The Advances of Polygraph Around the World” (Los avances de la Poligrafía a nivel mundial”, magazine “El Mundo de la Seguridad” (Security World), Nº 100, Caracas, July 2000.
Conference on "The Computerized Polygraph and its World Wide Acceptance" June 1999 for CANAVIPRO - TECNOEXPO SEGURIDAD 1999.
Conference on "The Computerized Polygraph and its Applications" October 1997 for SEGUREXPO 97.
Conference on "The Computerized Polygraph" IUPOL, December 1997
“Explosions-How to detect and suppress them” El Mundo de la Seguridad (Security World), No. 21, Caracas, May 1983.
EXTRACURRICULAR (non- profit) ACTIVITIES:
1957 to 1963 : Cub-Scout and Scout within the Hungarian Scout Group in Venezuela.
1963 to 1967: Scout within the Hungarian Scout Group in Cleveland Ohio; Member of the Groups flying platoon, having acquired “Solo License” in Glider planes (Schweitzer 222); August 1967 received training as a Scout Leader within the Hungarian Scout Association in Exile in the USA, having received various diplomas and recognitions.
1967 to 1983: Scout Leader form the lower ranks till Group Leader within the Hungarian Scout Group in Caracas, Venezuela; Active Member of the Venezuelan Hungarian Colony including Member of the Hungarian Folk Dancing Group; Created and Led a Hungarian Soccer Team in Caracas Venezuela having received various diplomas and recognitions; Active Member of the Table Tennis team of said Colony; Bronze Medal in Table Tennis at the 1972 National University Games for USB University.
1998 to 2004: President of the Hungarian Colony in Caracas, Venezuela. Having received various diplomas and recognitions.
Sept. 2004: Organizer & Director of the VIII Annual Meeting of the Latin-American Polygraph Assoc. in Dominican Republic.
Sept. 2005: Organizer & Director of the IX Annual Meeting of the Latin-American Polygraph Association in the Island of Margarita, Venezuela.
2006: Organizing the creation of the “Venezuelan Polygraph Association”.
REFERENCES: Available on request.