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CRU Announces Expert Lineup for Toronto Earthquake Symposium

March 10, 2014   by CRU - Catastrophe Response Unit

CRU Adjusters

CRU’s Toronto Insurance Industry Earthquake Symposium being held at the Trump Internatioal Hotel & Tower on Monday  March 24th, will feature three experts to to present critical information designed to assist in a carrier’s planning and implementation of their property claims response.

The event is designed for claims management professionals in the P&C Insurance Industry and follows a three day CRU Adjuster Conference and Certification that is being held in Toronto for the fourth year.  

The three experts on speaking at the symposium are:

      • Michael Ropret, Structural Engineering Manager with Rochon Engineering will explain expert guidelines that need to be pre-determined along with inspection report timelines.


      • Hugh West of EagleView Technologies will demonstrate the value and assistance of post event aerial imagery, with an overview of the areas in Canada that have already been documented..


    • Tim Dempsey of Catastrophe Response Unit – a veteran manager of four prior earthquake deployments – will discuss the challenges of damage adjustments and reserves based on managing the prior earthquake responses.


With the mandated industry changes in earthquake preparation, this short informative symposium is geared to assist property claims managers and insurance professionals engaged in claims management and risk assessment.

A complimentary breakfast will be served starting at 7:30AM with the 75 minute program beginning at 8:30.

For additional information or reservations, please contact Gary Winston at



About CRU:

Catastrophe Response Unit is Canada’s foremost independent adjusting company. Operating throughout North America, CRU provides residential, commercial, auto, and environmental services to its partner insurance carriers. Utilizing the latest technology and industry proven processes, we provide exceptional customer service while managing the loss adjusting expense.

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