ZURICH, April 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Intent on delivering the highest level of service to its clients, XL Group has promoted Martin Vinkenfluegel to lead XL GAPS' (Global Asset Protection Services Ltd) global field engineering team. The team includes 100 engineers based in more than 20 countries in Europe, North and South America and Asia Pacific. It provides customized risk assessment and prevention services as well as training to commercial and industrial businesses across the world.
Tim Heinze, Head, XL GAPS and Underwriting Operations said: "Our field engineers play an essential role in helping our clients better understand their risk exposures as the basis for effective risk management. They also help other XL Group teams underwrite some of the most complex global property risks. We feel lucky to count on Martin's combination of field engineering, account management and business development experience to lead this global team."
He added, "Our integrated approach to risk engineering means that we use engineering consultants with client industry and process expertise along with cat analysis to determine risk exposures. Martin's deep insights into how engineering and the underwriting process work hand-in-hand will make him a strong leader to our field engineers globally, ensuring that our clients receive the highest service levels possible."
Martin brings over 25 years experience in industrial loss prevention to his Global Field Engineering Leader role. He worked 16 years for IRI / GE GAPS and the past 10 years with XL Group. At IRI, Martin held the role of Field Engineer, Supervisor for a multinational European field team and was their first Principal Consultant outside the US. He will continue to be based in Zurich and report directly to Tim Heinze.About XL GAPSXL GAPS provides property loss prevention consulting and delivers individually tailored solutions to protect and enhance property, production and profit. XL GAPS, with engineers in 21 countries, brings clients occupancy specific experience as well as deep knowledge of specific hazards across industries. More information about XL GAPS is available at xlgroup.com/gaps. About XL's Insurance OperationsXL Group plc's insurance companies offer property, casualty, professional and specialty insurance products globally. Businesses that are moving the world forward choose XL as their partner. To learn more, visit xlgroup.com/insurance. About XL Group plcXL Group plc, through its subsidiaries, is a global insurance and reinsurance company providing property, casualty and specialty products to industrial, commercial and professional firms, insurance companies and other enterprises throughout the world. XL is the company clients look to for answers to their most complex risks and to help move their world forward. Its principal offices are located at No.1 Hatch Street Upper, 4th Floor, Dublin 2, Ireland. To learn more, visit xlgroup.com. XL Group is the global brand used by XL Group plc's insurance subsidiaries. SOURCE XL Group