Martin Vinkenfluegel Promoted to XL GAPS Global Field Engineering Leader

   Martin Vinkenfluegel Promoted to XL GAPS Global Field Engineering Leader

PR Newswire

ZURICH, April 25, 2013

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

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.

XL 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

About XL's Insurance Operations
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specialty insurance products globally. Businesses that are moving the world
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About XL Group plc
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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

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