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Maltman International Appoints New Director of Business Development (UK)


December 1, 2020   by CRU Adjusters

TORONTO, ON, DEC. 1, 2020/insPRESS/ – Kyle Winston, President of Maltman International, and CEO of CRU GROUP, today announced that Gary Sullivan has joined the company as Director of Business Development in the U.K. Mr. Sullivan will focus on business development and account management for Lloyd’s and the London Market. He is a conduit between the market and our Maltman Teams in Canada and the United States.

Gary Sullivan has over 40 years of experience in the London Market having worked in non-marine, marine and aviation claims. He was the market lead for many Fortune 500 clients, Vice President and Head of Claims for a reinsurer and Lloyd’s Syndicate in London, their European and Asian offices. Most recently, Mr. Sullivan was Director of International Marketing for a U.S. Engineering firm where he worked closely with claims managers, brokers, loss adjusters, lawyers and other experts.

“Maltman is an international specialty firm with deep historical roots in the London market,” said Mr. Winston, “With Gary’s extensive experience, specifically with Lloyd’s Syndicates, we are able to expand Maltman’s global reach together with our team who are all committed to delivering superior adjusting and claims management services in Canada, the US and worldwide.” U.S. CEO, David Repinski states, “We are delighted to have Mr. Sullivan join our team and to bring his wealth of experience to our colleagues and clients.”

Maltman International is a subsidiary of CRU GROUP, a member of the Context International Network with affiliate partners spanning 45 countries.

Mr. Sullivan adds, “I am delighted to be appointed to assist both Maltman Canada, a well-known, respected and long standing Company, together with the expanding CRU GROUP US team of adjusters, in developing business for them both from the London and International Markets.”

Gary Sullivan is based in in London, England and will report to David Repinski, CEO of CRU GROUP USA.


About Maltman International
Founded in 1949, Maltman International offers high-end specialty claims service for Errors and Omissions, Directors and Officers Liability, Environmental, Commercial Liability and London Programs. Managed by our respective operations in Dallas and Toronto, superior customer service is delivered throughout the United States and Canada.

About CRU GROUP
Founded in 2004, CRU GROUP provides loss adjusting, claims management and staffing solutions for the Property and Casualty industries across the United States and Canada. CRU GROUP also offers specialty claims administration through Maltman International and is a member of the Context International global adjusting network. Insurance educational and accredited continuing education services are offered through the Group’s Academy of Insurance Adjusting (AIA). The Group’s Head Office is in Toronto, Canada. The U.S. Head Office is in Dallas, Texas.

For more information, please contact:
Suzanne Dionisio
416-492-4411 X 1256
sdionisio@cruadjusters.com

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MBC Group Appoints James Kozak as the new Director of Commercial Services for British Columbia


November 30, 2020   by MBC Group

VANCOUVER, BC, NOV. 30, 2020/insPRESS/ – MBC Group is thrilled to announce that on November 30, James Kozak will join our Vancouver office as Director of Commercial Services. Mr. Kozak will help expand and drive revenue to maximize MBC Group’s strategic partnerships in the BC region.

“MBC Group has evolved to become a formidable contender in the Engineering, Environmental and Cost Consulting market space,” says James. “They have built a tremendous group of professionals across the country, and I look forward to working alongside this team, with MBC’s existing and prospective clients, and other key industry stakeholders.”

James graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of British Columbia in 2006 and has continued to further his scope of education since then. He holds multiple designations including Chartered Insurance Professional (CIP), Certified Sales Professional (CSP), Certificate of Risk Management (CRM), and is in the process of obtaining his Fellowed Chartered Insurance Professional (FCIP) status.

Ross Huartt, MBC Group’s President, is equally excited to welcome James. “From working as a Claims Adjuster to creating an impressive track record in operations through Business Development & Management, there is no doubt that James will bring a strategic, creative, and visionary approach to deepening our client relationships in the region,” says Mr. Huartt. “James, we are eager to welcome you to the team and look forward to seeing what you’ll undoubtedly add to our vision here at MBC Group.”

Above and beyond his impressive education profile, James is equipped with 13 years of experience in insurance as well as business management. James will be the perfect addition to MBC’s enthusiastic Sales team and all that they have planned for MBC Group for the 2021 year.

James can be reached at james.kozak@mbc-group.ca or 1-800-547-0608.

About MBC Group

MBC Group is one of Canada’s leading Construction Consulting firms. Our national team has provided services to the construction industry for over 20 years, specializing in Engineering and offering Appraisal and Quantity Surveying and Environmental services for all types of construction from commercial, residential and consultation. Our mission is to provide expert and accessible independent analysis and streamlined reporting to assist our clients in every stage of their projects.

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CSIO’s INNOTECH API Security Working Group advances security model


November 27, 2020   by CSIO (Centre for Study of Insurance Operations)

TORONTO, ON, Nov. 27, 2020/insPRESS/ – CSIO’s INNOTECH API Security Working Group made great progress on advancing a central security model at its recent working session held on November 26. Representatives from six insurers and the Insurance Brokers Association of Canada (IBAC) participated in the virtual session.

Formed in September 2020 as part of the CSIO Board of Directors’ approval to move forward with three proposed solutions, the INNOTECH API Security Working Group’s mandate is to create a central security model that can be adopted throughout the industry.

During the session, the Working Group reviewed technical standards to be leveraged within the security model framework. After being presented with a set of guidelines to include in an industry security standard, based on information gathered by the participants, the group identified key components and requirements to consider when defining the options for a central security solution.

“I’m excited to collaborate with the working group to solution a centralized security model that can be adopted throughout our industry,” said Dennis Wong, Solutions Architect, at Travelers Canada. “Building on the success of this session, I’m looking forward to working with my industry partners on bringing forward a central security model that will have immediate benefits for stakeholders and most importantly, the end consumer.”

For a list of INNOTECH API Security Working Group members and to learn more, please visit the INNOTECH webpage.

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About Centre for Study of Insurance Operations (CSIO)

CSIO is Canada’s industry association of property and casualty insurers, service providers and over 38,000 brokers. CSIO is committed to improving the consumer’s ease of doing business within the broker channel by overseeing the development, implementation and maintenance of technology standards and solutions such as My Proof of Insurance, eDocs, and eSignatures. In addition, CSIO operates the industry-owned mail network service, CSIOnet. CSIO maintains offices in Toronto and Montreal. For more information, visit csio.com.

For further information, please contact:

Sarina Visram, MBA, CIP | Director, Member Relations & Communications
110 Yonge Street, Suite 500 | Toronto, ON  M5C 1T4
(416) 360-1773 x 2300 | 1 (800) 463-2746 x 2300
svisram@csio.com | www.csio.com

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MKA Canada, Inc. announces Toronto Regional Manager appointment


November 27, 2020   by MKA Canada

TORONTO, ON, NOV. 27, 2020/insPRESS/ – On behalf of the Board of Directors, we are pleased to announce the promotion of Sylvia Sten to Regional Manager of our Toronto office.

Barry Milliner PMP, PQS, MRICS
Managing Director – Canada

Since joining MKA Canada, Inc. in the Calgary office in 2011, Sylvia has worked on a wide variety of property loss claims, course of construction claims and construction disputes throughout Canada, the United States and the Caribbean. Her experience includes large scale oil sands and numerous forms of energy facilities, civil and infrastructure projects, schools, hospitals, hotels, restaurants, retail stores, production facilities, sawmills, warehouses, agricultural/farm buildings; and multi-unit residential buildings.

Sylvia undertakes construction site inspections to assess damage, prepares detailed cost estimate reports, prepares tender documents for bidding purposes, analyzes project costs and prepares reports for construction disputes through all forms of dispute resolution from negotiation to litigation. Her work includes the liaison and coordination with contractors, engineers, owners, building managers, adjusters, and insurance carriers.

Sylvia graduated from the Architectural Technologies Program at SAIT in 2011, is a Certified Engineering Technologist (C.E.T.) with the Association of Science & Engineering Technology Professionals of Alberta, and is a certified LEED Green Building Associate (CaGBC).

Following her move to Toronto and having most recently fulfilled the role of Lead Estimator for our company, she now manages our Toronto office, reporting to Director Derrick Worthington.

Sylvia can be contacted as follows:

Office: Suite 102, 1290 Central Parkway West, Mississauga, ON L5C4R3
Email: ssten@mkainc.com
O: (289) 521 8662
C: (437) 990-0138
F: (289) 521 8660
www.mkainc.ca

MKA Canada, Inc., A MULTIDISCIPLINARY CONSTRUCTION CONSULTING FIRM, PROVIDES CREATIVE SOLUTIONS TO THE INSURANCE, CONSTRUCTION, LEGAL AND SURETY INDUSTRIES.

The people at MKA Canada come from a diverse construction background. Construction is their passion and their profession. Integrity and reliability are at the heart of our business. Using our elements of Strategy, Creativity, Agility and Experience, it is our goal to consistently deliver high quality services and innovative solutions to the Construction, Insurance, Legal and Surety Sectors.

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Applied Systems Presents Strategic Priorities for Enhancing Broker Distribution Channel to CSIO Board of Directors


November 26, 2020   by CSIO (Centre for Study of Insurance Operations)

TORONTO, ON, NOV. 26, 2020/insPRESS/ – Applied Systems attended CSIO’s recent Board of Directors meeting, held virtually on November 24. The Applied team presented its strategy on digital priorities to strengthen the broker distribution channel and improve the customer experience. The Applied team provided updates on its corporate strategy, product development, and commercial lines plans with presentations from Taylor Rhodes, CEO; Rich Belanger, EVP of Product Development; Michael Howe, EVP of Product Management; and Steve Whitelaw, VP, Industry and Partner Relations.

Furthering its focus on insurance technology and innovation, Applied reaffirmed its commitment to commercial lines as a key product development initiative. Leveraging Applied Policy Works and Indio, Applied is creating an integrated, digital commercial lines submissions process aimed at reducing cycle times and costs which will allow brokers to free up more time to service their customers. As part of that initiative, Applied built real time connectivity through an API, achieving Level I and II certification in CSIO’s Commercial Lines Certification Program and is working towards becoming a Level III recipient.

“Digitization is accelerating across all industries, and the insurance industry is looking to technology to provide new, simpler ways to operate and service customers,” said Taylor Rhodes, CEO, Applied Systems. “Through our partnership with CSIO on industry initiatives like data standards, we are able to bring brokers and insurers closer together to deliver digital customer experiences and support flexible operations that create a more valuable distribution channel.”

Other upcoming product highlights shared with the CSIO Board include broker sales and marketing resources, customer success models, and transformation of its product portfolio to support more open architecture, simplified user experience, and frequency of releases.

“By sharing their plans for improving connectivity for both brokers and insurers, vendor members demonstrate their commitment to innovation and supporting the work CSIO’s INNOTECH Committee and Working Groups are doing,” said Catherine Smola, President and CEO of CSIO.

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About Centre for Study of Insurance Operations (CSIO)

CSIO is Canada’s industry association of property and casualty insurers, service providers and over 38,000 brokers. CSIO is committed to improving the consumer’s ease of doing business within the broker channel by overseeing the development, implementation and maintenance of technology standards and solutions such as My Proof of Insurance, eDocs, and eSignatures. In addition, CSIO operates the industry-owned mail network service, CSIOnet. CSIO maintains offices in Toronto and Montreal. For more information, visit csio.com.

For further information, please contact:

Sarina Visram, MBA, CIP | Director, Member Relations & Communications
110 Yonge Street, Suite 500 | Toronto, ON  M5C 1T4
(416) 360-1773 x 2300 | 1 (800) 463-2746 x 2300
svisram@csio.com | www.csio.com

 

About Applied Systems

Applied Systems is the leading global provider of cloud-based software that powers the business of insurance. Recognized as a pioneer in insurance automation and the innovation leader, Applied is the world’s largest provider of brokerage management systems, serving customers throughout the United States, Canada, the Republic of Ireland, and the United Kingdom. By automating the insurance lifecycle, Applied’s people and products enable millions of people around the world to safeguard and protect what matters most.

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Jean-Charles Cormier joins EFI Global as senior project manager in Moncton, New Brunswick


November 24, 2020   by Sedgwick

MONCTON, NB, NOV. 24, 2020/insPRESS/ – EFI Global, a leading full-service international consulting firm specializing in forensic engineering, environmental, fire investigation and specialty consulting services, has appointed industry expert Jean-Charles (JC) Cormier to the role of senior project manager in Canada.

Cormier brings to EFI Global over 24 years of professional experience and specialties in various environmental disciplines that include designated substance surveys, hazardous building material assessments and environmental site assessments. Cormier has completed over 1,000 remediation and spill response projects of various sizes throughout Atlantic Canada for government agencies, insurance clients and private companies.

In addition to his field work, Cormier has held various leadership positions, along with providing expert advice, in hazardous materials, environmental emergency response and mould awareness; he has also delivered training on these specialties to various stakeholders locally and internationally. 

“We are excited to have JC join the growing EFI Global team,” said Kevin Burgher, vice president of EFI Global in Canada. “JC’s reputation in the marketplace is exceptional. Given his expertise in the field, it makes good sense for us to work together, as our focus and service offerings align perfectly.”

For further information, contact Cormier at JeanCharles.Cormier@efiglobal.com or 506-245-0286. EFI Global has four locations serving the Atlantic provinces. For more on EFI Global in Canada, visit efiglobal.ca.

About EFI Global
EFI Global, a Sedgwick company, is a well-established brand with an excellent reputation in Brazil, Canada, Colombia, South Africa, U.K. and the U.S. as a market leader in environmental consulting, engineering failure analysis and origin-and-cause investigations. Each year, EFI Global completes more than 45,000 projects worldwide for a wide range of clients, such as commercial, industrial, institutional, insurance, government, risk managers, public and private entities. EFI Global is one of the world’s most respected emergency response firms, capable of providing practical solutions to the most complex problems. Our multidisciplinary team of first responders, project managers, engineers, geologists and scientists are selected for their technical proficiency and in-depth industry knowledge to aid clients in resolving technical problems. For more, see efiglobal.com.

About Sedgwick
Sedgwick is a leading global provider of technology-enabled risk, benefits and integrated business solutions. We provide a broad range of resources tailored to our clients’ specific needs in casualty, property, marine, benefits and other lines. At Sedgwick, caring counts®; through the dedication and exper­tise of more than 27,000 colleagues across 65 countries, the company takes care of people and organizations by mitigating and reducing risks and losses, promoting health and productivity, protecting brand reputations, and containing costs that can impact the bottom line. Sedgwick’s majority shareholder is The Carlyle Group; Stone Point Capital LLC, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ), Onex and other management investors are minority shareholders. For more, see sedgwick.com.

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FirstOnSite Restoration grows presence in Alberta and Saskatchewan with acquisition of Spectrum Restoration


November 24, 2020   by FirstOnSite Restoration

MISSISSAUGA, ON, NOV. 24, 2020/insPRESS/ – FirstOnSite Restoration, Canada’s leading independent disaster restoration services provider, has strengthened its presence in Alberta and Saskatchewan with the signing of an agreement to acquire Spectrum Restoration, a family run business since 2006.

Spectrum Restoration is a regional full-service commercial and residential restoration leader with experience managing commercial large loss projects, a focus on utilizing technology and an emphasis on customer service. Spectrum has approximately 40 employees across two locations: Lloydminster and Cold Lake, AB.  It is headquartered in Lloydminster –  a unique city that straddles the borders of Alberta and Saskatchewan and thus conveniently located to service commercial and residential customers in both provinces.

Spectrum Restoration has been operating for the past 14 years under the leadership of Greg and Travis Stieb. Travis Stieb, who has been instrumental in the growth and development of the commercial large loss business, will be taking on the role of Senior Project Manager, Complex Commercial Division.  Rick Stephens, with an extensive background in operations management, will be assuming the role of Branch Manager for both the Lloydminster and Cold Lake locations.

“This acquisition represents an important expansion for FirstOnSite that closes a geographical service gap in the Prairies, allowing us to reach new customers and expand our coverage for our existing partners,” said Bill Moorman, SVP, Western Operations, FirstOnSite Restoration. “By adding Travis to our commercial loss team, we gain a very talented project manager with a reputation for doing what’s right for customers and employees. We see a strong alignment in values in many ways and believe he will be a great addition to FirstOnSite.”

“Spectrum Restoration complements FirstOnSite’s business very nicely and fits in with our strategic focus on growing our commercial capabilities across the country,” said Dave Demos, CEO.  “Spectrum is well known for its residential restoration services and its exceptional abilities to manage large loss commercial projects. Combined with the strength that FirstOnSite’s corporate structure offers, we anticipate this acquisition will generate significant growth in the region.”

“FirstOnSite has been a trusted partner and we are thrilled at the opportunity to join forces with a large, sophisticated company that shares the same passion for large loss restoration” said Travis Stieb, Spectrum Restoration. “With the systems and infrastructure of a large corporation, not only will FirstOnSite provide support and the ability to scale up when large loss disasters hit, it will provide our employees with room for advancement, giving them more potential in their career paths.”

The deal is scheduled to close on December 1, 2020. Terms of the transaction, including purchase price, were not disclosed.

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About FirstOnSite Restoration

Founded in 2007 and based in Mississauga, ON, FirstOnSite Restoration Limited is one of the largest emergency restoration and reconstruction service providers in North America. FirstOnSite Restoration is a subsidiary of FirstService Corporation. In 2016, FirstOnSite joined forces with Interstate Restoration, a leading disaster restoration services provider for commercial enterprises in the U.S. With greater than 2,000 employees and more than 75 locations, FirstOnSite Restoration and Interstate assist property owners and businesses in recovering from fire, flood, natural and human-caused disasters.

For more information visit: www.firstonsite.ca or call 1.877.778. 6731, and follow @firstonsite on Twitter at www.twitter.com/firstonsite.

 

Press Contact:

Christine Alfred
MAVERICK
(416) 577-4052
Christine@wearemaverick.com

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FIRST Canada Launches Interac e-Transfer® Bulk Receivables in Collaboration with AcordPay


November 23, 2020   by FIRST Insurance Funding of Canada

TORONTO, ON, NOV. 23, 2020/insPRESS/ – FIRST Insurance Funding of Canada (FIRST Canada), the industry leader in payment solutions, is pleased to announce the launch of Interac e-Transfer® Bulk Receivables in collaboration with AcordPay.

FIRST Canada is the first in the insurance industry to offer its brokers the ability to request payment with Interac e-Transfer. Now FIRST Canada brokers banking with Royal Bank of Canada can offer their clients the convenience and security of Canada’s most popular real-time funds transfer service, Interac e-Transfer.

FIRST Canada brokers have the ability to integrate Interac e-Transfer into their Payment Options Form, providing brokers and their clients with one streamlined and efficient process. Interac e-Transfer Bulk Receivables also makes reconciliation easier by providing the option to include policy or client identification, and deposits the funds directly into the brokers’ trust account. Brokers requesting payment via Interac e-Transfer improve their operations by receiving payments faster, improving their cash flow, and reducing their receivables.

“We invest significantly in innovating payments in Canada,” said Stuart Bruce, CEO of FIRST Canada. “In collaboration with AcordPay, now our broker partners can improve their operations while delivering an exceptional client experience.”

“AcordPay is proud to facilitate a new level of efficiency and control in managing a business’ receivables and cash flow,” said Mike Senechal, CEO of AcordPay. “We’re thrilled to join with FIRST Canada to advance the payment options available to brokers and their clients.”

Brokers looking to incorporate Interac e-Transfer Bulk Receivables into their business are invited to visit firstinsurancefunding.ca/interac.

 

About FIRST Insurance Funding of Canada

FIRST Insurance Funding of Canada (FIRST Canada) provides the Canadian Insurance Market with innovate payment solutions. Brokers, MGAs, and carriers can partner with FIRST Canada and expand their offering to provide more value, choice, and convenience for all their clients. The combined strength of FIRST Canada’s dedicated team, evolved offering, and innovative platform positions its partners to meet the demanding future of the Canadian Insurance landscape armed with market-leading solutions for success. FIRST Canada is part of Wintrust (Nasdaq: WTFC) a financial services company with more than $43 billion in assets and a part of the largest premium finance companies in North America. Follow FIRST Canada on LinkedIn and Twitter. For more about the company, visit www.firstinsurancefunding.ca.

About AcordPay

AcordPay is a leader in receivables automation for the insurance industry, simplifying the payment and reconciliation processes that too often encumber insurance professionals. Brokers can rely on AcordPay to deliver industry compliant solutions that simplifies the receivables process with our automation technology and being the single point of contact for VISA, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Interac, Bank Payments and Point of Sale transactions. Follow AcordPay on LinkedIn and Twitter.

Contacts:

Stuart Bruce, CPA, CA 
CEO, FIRST Insurance Funding of Canada

stuart.bruce@firstinsurancefunding.ca  
416 216 1788

Mike Senechal 
CEO, AcordPay

mike@acordpay.com
650 954 0458

Interac e-Transfer is a registered trade-mark of Interac Corp. Used under licence.

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APOLLO Insurance hires Tracey Swain as CFO to support expansion


November 23, 2020   by Apollo Insurance Solutions Ltd.

TORONTO, ON, NOV. 23, 2020/insPRESS/ Apollo Insurance Solutions Ltd. (“APOLLO Insurance”) (TSXV: APLO Reserved) is pleased to announce that Tracey Swain has joined the APOLLO leadership team as Chief Financial Officer (CFO).

Swain brings over twenty years of experience in progressive accounting, audit, and finance roles for global companies. Most recently, Swain served as CFO for O2E Brands, a privately-held and parent company of 1-800-Got-Junk? founded out of Vancouver, BC. Previously, Swain served as Vice President of Internal Audit for Lululemon (NASDAQ: LULU) and was Vice President of Corporate Finance for Adidas (XTRA: ADS).

“Tracey couldn’t have joined APOLLO at a better time,” said Jeff McCann, CEO of APOLLO Insurance. “With her extensive financial and public markets experience, she will be instrumental in scaling APOLLO’s aggressive growth into 2021.”

Swain’s mandate will include building and leveraging financial systems, processes and controls to support APOLLO’s strategic and operational plans.

“I am excited to join the APOLLO team. APOLLO is poised for rapid expansion, and I look forward to leading a finance team that will be a strong partner to both our internal business leaders and our industry partners.”

Tracey completed her Bachelor’s of Commerce in Accounting from the University of British Columbia and is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA).

 

For more information, please contact:

David Dyck, Head of Marketing & PR
APOLLO Insurance
(778) 917-9667
david@apollocover.com

 

About APOLLO Insurance

APOLLO is Canada’s only online insurance company. Our proprietary platform, the APOLLO Exchange, allows insurance agents and their customers to purchase their policy in less than five minutes, from anywhere, on any device, 24/7. For more information, visit: https://apollocover.com/

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Envista Forensics Acquires Stephenson Consulting Group


November 19, 2020   by Envista Forensics

ATLANTA, GA., NOV. 19, 2020/insPRESS/ – Envista Forensics, a leading global provider of forensic consulting services to the insurance, legal, and risk management industries, announced today that it has acquired Stephenson Consulting Group. The acquisition brings Envista additional building consulting and project management capabilities to complement and expand its existing and well-regarded global building consulting division.

Headquartered in Arlington, TX, Stephenson Consulting Group has provided complex property and building assessments for commercial insurers, property owners and legal professionals since 2005. The acquisition includes Envista welcoming 12 employees, including the company’s founder, Larry Stephenson, and Managing Partner, Michael Vandeveer.

“I have respected the Stephenson team for many years. Their excellent reputation among top tier clients is a direct result of outstanding leadership, in addition to an extraordinary work product and top-notch customer service,” Don Skaff, Executive Vice President, Envista Forensics.  Skaff continued, “Envista’s Building Consulting division plays an integral role in our growth strategy, and the Stephenson team will undoubtedly enhance our ability to deliver industry-leading solutions for clients around the world. We are delighted to be welcoming this wonderful group to the Envista family.”

“The Stephenson team is excited to be joining Envista. Since I founded the company 15 years ago, we have been dedicated to providing the highest level of expertise following complex building and construction incidents. As we learned more about Envista, it became clear that we shared the same values, dedication, and passion for providing world-class service for our clients and challenging growth opportunities for internal team members”, Stephenson commented.

Vandeveer went on to add, “Our team is comprised of extremely skilled and committed building experts, many of us having years of experience working as general contractors and insurance adjusters. We’re excited to join forces with Envista’s talented team of building consultants and provide unrivaled expertise and service to our combined client bases.”

Stephenson and Vandeveer will join the Envista team as Senior Principal Consultants within Envista’s Major Loss Group, where they will provide expert consulting following complex construction and building incidents and disputes. Envista’s well regarded Major Loss Group is comprised of industry-recognized experts and consultants, who have handled some of the most noteworthy complex claim investigations in recent decades.

About Envista Forensics

Envista Forensics is a global leader in forensic engineering and recovery solutions. We provide failure analysis, fire and explosion investigations, digital forensics, accident reconstruction, building & construction consulting, geotechnical engineering, damage evaluations and equipment restoration services following disasters of all kinds.

Envista has served the insurance, legal and risk management industries for more than 30 years. Our experts travel globally to more than 40 offices located across North America, the U.K., Europe, Singapore and Australia. Visit our website at www.envistaforensics.com for more information.

Media Contact:

Jennifer Gaster, Vice President, Marketing
Envista Forensics
+1 224 406 9809
jennifer.gaster@envistaforensics.com

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30 Forensic Engineering Recognized as Top Experts by Canada’s Legal Community


November 19, 2020   by -30- Forensic Engineering

TORONTO, ON, NOV. 19, 2020/insPRESS/ – 30 Forensic Engineering, Canada’s leading and fully-independent multi-disciplinary forensics firm, is pleased to announce that we have been voted one of Canada’s best ‘Expert Witnesses’ for the 6th consecutive year. Our Collision Reconstruction and Civil/Structural practice groups each garnered top awards.

The 6th Annual Canadian Lawyer Readers’ Choice Awards showcases the companies and products that prevailed among their competitors. This year’s event attracted over 1,900 lawyers and legal professionals who cast thousands of votes, across 38 categories. Once the official ballot was finalized and all votes tabulated, the Canadian Lawyer Magazine readership acknowledged 30 Forensic Engineering as a top choice in both forensic engineering categories:

Civil & Structural Forensic Engineering Expert Witness

“I would like to once again congratulate everyone at 30 Forensic Engineering for yet another Canadian Lawyer Readers’ Choice win in both forensic engineering categories. Being voted Canada’s best ‘Expert Witnesses’ for the 6th consecutive year is a true testament to the great people who have made exemplary forensic consulting their passion, and who continue to make this firm such a great place to work and collaborate. Thanks to all of you, and to the legal community for making us a top choice” stated Jamie Catania, President, at 30 Forensic Engineering.

Previous Wins:

About 30 Forensic Engineering

30 Forensic Engineering is one of Canada’s largest and most respected multi-disciplinary forensic firms. Our core team of 60 professional engineers, experts, investigators, engineering technicians and support staff is enhanced through relationships with some of the top scientists, standard-makers and specialized consultants in North America serving a wide variety of industries including: Insurance, Manufacturing, Legal, Construction, Health Care, Commercial and Residential Property, Financial, Government, Hospitality, Mining, Renewable Energy and Transportation.

We provide world-class engineering and consulting expertise in:

Civil/Structural Failure
Building and Fire Code
Geotechnical and Mining
Biomechanics & Personal Injury
Human Factors
Collision Reconstruction
Transportation Safety
Renewable Energy
Environmental Health & Safety
Multi-disciplinary Remediation
Materials & Product Failure / Piping & HVAC
Fire / Electrical & Explosion investigations
Trucking

For further information and media inquiries, please contact:

Paul Aquino, Director, Marketing
paquino@30fe.com

For confidential inquiries on becoming a member of the 30 Forensic Engineering team, please contact:

Stephanie d’Obrenan, Director, Human Resources
sdobrenan@30fe.com

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30 Forensic Engineering In the News:

30 Forensic Engineering Strengthens Civil Structural Failure Group with the Appointment of Steve Mah

30 Forensic Engineering Releases Curriculum for 2020/2021 Virtual Education Series

30 Forensic Engineering Expands Biomechanics & Personal Injury Group with the Appointment of Julia de Lange

30 Forensic Engineering Strengthens Collision Reconstruction Group with the Appointment of Anna Polak

30 Forensic Engineering – COVID-19 Response Services

30 Forensic Engineering Recognizes International Women in Engineering Day 2020

How to Stop Building Envelope & Environmental Issues from Turning Small Losses into Big Losses – WEBINAR

Multidisciplinary Assessments of Personal Injury Claims – WEBINAR

Soil-Structure Interaction – Losses Requiring Geotechnical & Structural Expertise – WEBINAR

Fire Losses from Start to Finish: WEBINAR

Collision Reconstruction Assessments of Suspected Fraudulent Claims – WEBINAR

Water Loss Investigations in Condo & Office Towers: Systems Overview & Failure Case Studies WEBINAR

Best Practices: Safe Joint Examinations & Site Assessments During COVID-19 WEBINAR

30 Forensic Engineering Launches Virtual Seminar Series Curriculum

30 Forensic Engineering Expands Biomechanics & Personal Injury Group with the Appointment of Dr. Andrew Huntley

30 Forensic Engineering Strengthens Multidisciplinary Remediation Group with the Appointment of Meghan Brady

Technology-Based Investigations during COVID-19: Solutions for the Insurance Industry

COVID-19 Impacted Facilities: Remediation, Clearance and Best Practices for Risk Management – WEBINAR

Scope of Work Developed by 30 Forensic Engineering to Issue Clearance for Cleaned & Disinfected Work Areas

30 Forensic Engineering Congratulates Jeff Reitsma on Receiving the Ontario Dispute Adjudication for Construction Contracts Certification

30 Forensic Engineering Recognizes and Celebrates International Women’s Day 2020 #EachforEqual

Unconscious Bias Conference – Diversity, Inclusion and Overcoming Bias in the Workplace

30 Forensic Engineering Expands Collision Reconstruction Group with the Appointment of Nicholas Young

30 Forensic Engineering Welcomes Claire Wilcox to the Technical Writing Team

30 Forensic Engineering Strengthens Materials & Product Failure Group with the Appointment of Olivia Yalnizyan

Beard Winter LLP and 30 Forensic Engineering Co-Host Insurance Industry Seminar at the Hockey Hall of Fame

30 Forensic Engineering and Mason Caplan Roti LLP to Host Fire Investigations and Subrogation Session – RSVP Now

30 Forensic Engineering Continues Its Geographic Expansion with the Opening of a Western Canadian Office

Announcing The 14th Annual ‘Big Mingle’ 2020

2019 Unconscious Bias Conference – Diversity, Inclusion and Overcoming Bias in the Workplace

30 Forensic Engineering Strengthens Transportation Safety Group with the Senior Appointment of Dewan Karim

30 Forensic Engineering Strengthens Multidisciplinary Remediation Group with the Senior Appointment of Deepak Bhathal

30 Forensic Engineering is Pleased to Announce ‘Cocktails in the Capital’ – You’re Invited

30 Forensic Engineering Recognized as Top Experts by Canada’s Legal Community

30 Forensic Engineering Promotes Djordje Miholjcic to Intermediate Associate within Collision Reconstruction Group

30 Forensic Engineering Promotes Harrison Griffiths to Intermediate Associate within Collision Reconstruction Group

30 Forensic Engineering Promotes Dr. Adam Campbell to Practice Lead of Human Factors Group

30 Forensic Engineering Appoints Dr. Rob Parkinson as Vice President & Practice Lead, Biomechanics & Personal Injury

The Big Mingle 2019 – Special Thanks to Guests and Sponsors

30 Forensic Engineering Welcomes Amanda Wyllie to Technical Writing Team

International Women’s Day 2019 #BalanceforBetter

30 Forensic Engineering Strengthens Materials & Product Failure Group with the Appointment of Bradley Walker

30 Forensic Engineering Strengthens Civil Structural Group with the Appointment of Abrar Khan

30 Forensic Engineering Expands Civil Structural Group with the Appointment of Claire Miller

30 Forensic Engineering Welcomes Dr. Mohamed El Semelawy as Senior Associate Civil Structural Group

30 Forensic Engineering Strengthens Geotechnical Engineering Group with the Senior Appointment of Dr. Vito Schifano

30 Forensic Engineering Strengthens Multidisciplinary Remediation Group with the Senior Appointment of Grant Elligsen

30 Forensic Engineering Launches Flood Risk Assessment Service

Forensic Science Group to Host First Annual Expert Witness Colloquium

Announcing The 13th Annual ‘Big Mingle’ 2019

Charles Taylor Adjusting and 30 Forensic Engineering Team Up to Deliver Special Seminar – RSVP Today

Risky Business Conference 2018: Embracing Uncertainty

30 Forensic Engineering is Pleased to Announce Ottawa Office Launch Event – You’re Invited

30 Forensic Engineering Accelerates Growth with Opening of New Regional Office in Ottawa

30 Forensic Engineering Recognized as Top Experts by Canada’s Legal Community

30 Forensic Engineering Appoints Mark Fabbroni as Vice President & Practice Lead, Collision Reconstruction & Trucking

30 Forensic Engineering Strengthens Collision Reconstruction Group with the Appointment of Derek Wong

30 Forensic Engineering Appoints Jeff Reitsma as Vice President & Practice Lead, Multidisciplinary Remediation

30 Forensic Engineering Expands Collision Reconstruction Group with the Appointment of Heather Aitken

30 Forensic Engineering Appoints Robert Sparling as Senior Vice President & Practice Lead, Materials Failure

30 Forensic Engineering Strengthens Senior Management with the Appointment of Greg MacLeod as Chief Financial Officer

30 Forensic Engineering Appoints Jamie Catania to President

30 Forensic Engineering Strengthens Fire Investigation Group with the Senior Appointment of Brandon Northrup

2018 Forensic Investigation Forum: Ottawa 

30 Forensic Engineering Announces New Ownership

2018 Forensic Investigation Forum: Current Perspective on Property & Casualty Claims and Risk Mitigation

Be Prepared – “Be Emergency Ready”

JLT Canada Presents 2018 Municipal Risk Management & Professional Development Conference

30 Forensic Engineering Names Jeff Reitsma Principal for Remediation Practice

30 Forensic Engineering and Blouin Dunn LLP Host The 12th Annual Big Mingle

30 Forensic Engineering Strengthens Civil/Structural Group with the Senior Appointment of Derek Gibson

30 Forensic Engineering Expands Human Factors Group with the Appointment of Fabian Erazo

30 Forensic Engineering Strengthens Geotechnical Group with the Appointment of Dr. Ahmed Fahmy

30 Forensic Engineering and Blouin Dunn Proudly Announce the 2018 Big Mingle Sponsorship Partners

2017 Forensic Investigation Forum: Current Perspective on Property & Casualty Claims and Risk Mitigation

JLT Canada Public Sector Summit 2017 – A Shift in Focus for Canadian Municipalities

30 Forensic Engineering Announces Senior Level Appointments

2017 Forensic Investigation Forum: Property & Casualty Claims and Risk Mitigation

30 Forensic Engineering’s Dr. Adam Campbell Presented at the 2017 Human Factors and Ergonomics Society International Meeting

30 Forensic Engineering Joins JLT Canada to Bring Together Municipal Leaders at the Inaugural Public Sector Summit 2017

30 Forensic Engineering Recognized as Top Experts by Canada’s Legal Community

ASM International & 30 Forensic Engineering host Steel Image Workshop on Decoding Metallurgical Failure

British Columbia Wildfire Catastrophe: 30 Forensic Engineering Onsite & Ready to Assist

30 Forensic Engineering Announces New Website Launch

30 Forensic Engineering Transportation Safety Group to Host Road Safety and Risk Management Workshop for Bicycle Facilities

30 Forensic Engineering Celebrates International Women in Engineering Day

30 Forensic Engineering Transportation Safety Group to Present at the Human Environments Analysis Laboratory Symposium

30 Forensic Engineering Strengthens Geotechnical and Mining Group with the Appointment of Xiangyu Li

30 Forensic Engineering Strengthens Construction Services Group with the Senior Appointment of Jiwan Thapar

30 Forensic Engineering’s Jiwan Thapar Presents Advanced Construction Claims Management Course at Toronto Construction Association

30 Forensic Engineering Strengthens Fire and Electrical Investigations Group with the Appointment of Joshua Campbell

30 Forensic Engineering Strengthens Remediation Group with the Appointment of Chris Ciasnocha

30 Forensic Engineering Transportation Safety Group to Host a Pedestrian Safety and Risk Management Workshop

30 Forensic Engineering Construction Services – Claims, Risk and Advisory 

30 Forensic Engineering Strengthens Civil/Structural Group with the Appointment of Karen Lin

Plan. Prepare. Be Aware. It’s Emergency Preparedness Week

Renewable Energy Group at 30 Forensic Engineering Offers Pre-Loss Inspection and Risk Management Services

30 Forensic Engineering’s Multidisciplinary Approach Provides a 360° View of Slip & Fall Assessments

30 Forensic Engineering Expert Jeff Reitsma Delivers Breakout Session at PLRB Claims Conference in Boston

The Society of Automotive Engineers International Publishes 30 Forensic Engineering Research Paper

30- Forensic Engineering Proudly Announces Retitled Transportation Safety Group

Construction Claims Team at -30- Forensic Engineering Offers Productivity Loss Assessment Services

-30- Forensic Engineering’s Jiwan Thapar Presents Full Day Course at Toronto Construction Association on Feb 28, 2017

-30- Forensic Engineering’s Pierre Maheux to Present at the 2017 Ontario Bar Association Institute

-30- Forensic Engineering Strengthens Road Safety Group with the Appointment of Shahram Almasi

Blouin Dunn LLP and -30- Forensic Engineering’s Big Mingle, January 30, 2017

Blouin Dunn & -30- Forensic Engineering Thank 2017 Big Mingle Sponsors

-30- Forensic Engineering Launches Fixed-Fee Fire Investigation Service

-30- Forensic Engineering Promotes Pablo Robalino to Senior Associate within Civil/Structural Group

-30- Forensic Engineering Strengthens Civil/Structural Group with the Appointment of Paul Reinis

-30- Forensic Engineering Forms Integrated Fire and Electrical Investigations Division

-30- Forensic Engineering Strengthens its Collision Reconstruction Group with the Appointment of Brad Muir

-30- Forensic Engineering Retained to Complete Rail Crossing Safety Reviews for Ontario Municipalities

30- Forensic Engineering’s Alex Nolet to Present at the Association Quebecoise des Transports (AQTR) Symposium

-30- Forensic Engineering Brand Launch Event, October 5, 2016


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