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Jem Demirbas joins EFI Global as project manager in new Kelowna, British Columbia, service location

September 11, 2019   by Sedgwick

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KELOWNA, BC, Sept. 11, 2019  /InsPress/ EFI Global, a full-service international consulting firm specializing in forensic engineering, environmental, fire investigation and specialty consulting services, has appointed Jem Demirbas to the role of project manager in its new office location in Kelowna, British Columbia.

Demirbas brings to EFI Global—a division of Sedgwick, a leading global provider of technology-enabled risk, benefits and integrated business solutions—over 10 years of experience in the emergency response and oil & gas sectors. His experience includes numerous projects involving various aspects of the environmental, industrial and oil & gas industries, including spill response, phase II environmental site assessments, plant turnarounds, fire rescue, daylighting and confined space entry and rescue.

Additionally, he has responded to spills involving trucks, rail, oil & gas plants, utility structures and steel mills, with remedial budgets in excess of $1 million. Chemicals of concern included acids, caustics and hydrocarbons.

Beyond his spill response expertise, Demirbas has extensive experience in fentanyl and carfentanil detection and remediation, from clandestine drug labs to stolen vehicle recoveries, which are emerging concerns in the insurance industry.

“We are very excited to bring greater coverage and new talent to our growing team in British Columbia,” said Kevin Burgher, vice president of EFI Global in Canada. “Jem adds a diverse set of skills to our talented team and increases our capacity to respond to adverse events.”

According to Burgher, Demirbas will work closely with Katrina Patel, EFI Global environmental team leader for western Canada, to expand the company’s operations in British Columbia.

EFI Global now has four service locations in British Columbia: Burnaby, Golden, Kelowna and Revelstoke.

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About EFI Global

EFI Global is a well-established brand with an excellent reputation in Brazil, Canada, the U.S. and U.K. as a market leader in environmental consulting, engineering failure analysis and origin-and-cause investigations. Each year, EFI Global completes more than 21,000 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 is selected for their technical proficiency and in-depth industry knowledge to aid clients in resolving technical problems. For more, see

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 nearly 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

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