The Management Team

ImageCat’s Management Team brings a wealth of experience and creativity to risk management. Each of the team brings a different perspective, including board-level, scientific or professional comittee experience, technical know-how and a wide network of contacts, clients and collaborators.

Ronald T. Eguchi, President and CEO

Mr. Eguchi is President and CEO of ImageCat, Inc. He has over 30 years of experience in risk analysis and risk management studies. He has served on several Editorial Boards in the past including the Natural Hazards Review published by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and the Natural Hazards Research and Applications Information Center, and the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute’s (EERI) Journal, Earthquake Spectra.

He is a past member of the following national committees: the National Research Council’s Disaster Roundtable, the Scientific Advisory Committee of the U.S. Geological Survey, and the Executive Committee of the ASCE Technical Council on Lifeline Earthquake Engineering.

He is currently starting a new committee for the Structural Engineering Institute of ASCE that will encourage the advancement and application of information technologies in structural engineering. In 2006, he accepted an ATC Award of Excellence on behalf of the ATC-61 project team for work on An Independent Study to Assess Future Savings from Mitigation Activities that showed that a dollar spent on hazard mitigation saves the nation about $4 in future benefits for every dollar spent. He was recognized by EERI as the 2008 Distinguished Lecturer where he discussed the topic of “Earthquakes, Hurricanes, and other Disasters: A View from Space”. He has authored over 300 publications, many of them dealing with the seismic risk of utility lifeline systems and the use of remote sensing technologies for disaster response.

Charles K. Huyck, Executive Vice President

As a founding partner of ImageCat, Mr. Huyck has been instrumental in developing operational strategies for spatial technologies. He directs a team of engineers, scientists, and programmers developing software tools and data processing algorithms for loss estimation and risk assessment.

He has over 20 years of GIS analysis and application development experience integrating advanced geospatial technologies into disaster simulation tools and CAT modeling programs.

He is known for results-oriented and novel solutions to complex spatial modeling problems, including extracting damage estimates and building inventories from satellite imagery, migration of CAT models to an online environment, and integration of transportation and lifelines vulnerability into GIS network analysis.

Shubharoop Ghosh, Vice President of Data Services

Shubharoop Ghosh provides strategic direction and leadership for ImageCat’s data products and services. Mr Ghosh is responsible for managing ImageCat’s diverse portfolio of data products and services, including US and international inventory databases, 3D-City models, PDQ, and an extensive library of remote sensing and field-based natural hazard damage data.

Mr. Ghosh oversees complex data development studies and processes for data management and delivery into the operational work flow of ImageCat’s broad client base, focusing on data solutions that are unique and useful in the global market place. Mr. Ghosh has a Masters degree in Urban Planning from the University of Southern California’s (USC) School of Policy, Planning and Development (SPPD).

William Graf, Vice President of Engineering

Mr Graf is Vice President of Engineering and manages the SeismiCat seismic risk management system at ImageCat. He is a registered Professional Engineer (Civil) with 35 years of experience in structural engineering and earthquake risk analyses for individual buildings, portfolios, and lifeline structures. Clients include owners, lenders, property insurers and brokers, government agencies, municipal bond rating agencies and insurers.

Bill has investigated earthquake damage following many earthquakes, starting with the 1987 Whittier-Narrows earthquake. Bill is an associate member of the Structural Engineers Association of California, a Member of ASCE, and a member of the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute.