Automotive Industry

Since their invention over a hundred years ago, motor vehicles have undergone constant technological development. They have evolved quickly: the first car with an internal combustion engine was produced in 1884, and by 2030, many cars will be autonomous hybrid vehicles.

As automotive technology progressed, auto claims evolved in parallel. Although the number of traffic accidents decreased, technical problems with major repair costs are common. As such, the role of the automotive loss adjuster has changed accordingly.

Thanks to their professional experiences in auto sales, manufacturing, and mechanical repair shops, our auto experts have in-depth understanding of the industry. Specialising in public liability, they step in to represent all automotive professionals.

OUR LOSS ADJUSTERS

Bastien SOULET
Loss adjuster
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I have always been interested in cars and automotive mechanics, and decided to work in the field at an early age. After taking part in technical training, I became a state-certified automotive loss adjuster. I then worked for a firm specialising in mechanical breakdowns, legal protection, and automotive liability.
I've been a loss adjuster at GM Consultant since 2016, and specialise in public liability for automotive professionals and vehicles in general. I handle claims in the north-west of France with patience and attention to detail.
In my spare time I restore old cars and take part in various motor sports.

Email : bastien.soulet@gmconsultant.com
Phone : +33 (0)6 22 79 40 47

Bertrand BOIRON
Loss adjuster
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After spending my childhood at my family's appraisal firm, I started an apprenticeship to become a senior technician in a mechanical repair shop before earning certification as an automotive loss adjuster.
I gained six years of experience through meaningful partnerships, then joined GM Consultant in 2013 to assess damages involving technical risks and to investigate the liability of professionals in the sectors of industry and transportation.
I take a sympathetic, pragmatic, objective approach to all of the cases that are entrusted to me.

Email : bertrand.boiron@gmconsultant.com
Phone : +33 (0)6 16 15 32 78

Emmanuel LATHUILIERE
Loss Adjuster
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I started out as an auto mechanic and began working as a damage surveyor in 2003. During the 8 years I spent working at a family-owned firm in Savoie, I gained experience in managing collision damage, legal protection and public liability cases. After spending some time in short- and long-term rental damage surveying, I was curious and wanted to learn something new each day. So, I joined GM Consultant’s Rhône-Alpes team in 2016 as an auto expert, to connect with our core business, technical damage surveying. I have a passion for nature and the mountains, and escape to the outdoors whenever I have time.

Email : emmanuel.lathuiliere@gmconsultant.com

Grégory LEMONNIER
Loss adjuster
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I am a motocross enthusiast who's passionate about mechanics, and earned my certification as an automotive loss adjuster in 2005. I initially performed damage surveys on agricultural equipment, then worked in legal protection and assistance as well as public liability of automotive professionals. I joined GM Consultant in June 2013. I perform automotive damage surveys and handle broken machinery claims involving construction, lifting, and industrial equipment with curiosity, diplomacy, and objectivity.
Taking part in outdoor endurance sports bolsters my sense of balance and determination, both vital to my daily work.

Email : gregory.lemonnier@gmconsultant.com
Phone : +33 (0)6 78 87 43 68

Matthieu HUGONNENC
Loss adjuster
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I have been an automotive loss adjuster, examining vehicle damage claims from every angle, since 1999. I also conduct judicial expertise proceedings. Through these roles I have gained over a decade of experience handling complex cases involving public liability and legal protection.
I joined GM Consultant in 2014, and in 2016 I started an office in Le Havre. From there I manage public liability cases involving motorised land vehicles, calling on my knowledge of fires and accidentology. I also handle damage claims. As a loving father, I've developed listening and diplomacy skills that come in handy both at home and at work.

Email : matthieu.hugonnenc@gmconsultant.com
Phone : +33 (0)7 87 74 59 24

Nicolas FONTANILLE
Loss adjuster
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I got my start as a receiving clerk at a car dealership, to then become an automotive loss adjuster and manager of my own adjusting firm before joining GM Consultant in 2015. Since then I've been handling public liability claims and assessing automotive and mechanical damages.
Specialising in broken machinery and motorised systems, I particularly enjoy analysing fire claims. I am persistent and curious, and constantly keep my technical knowledge up to date in order to make informed decisions while processing cases. I enjoy studying fish in my free time, and like to observe the choreographed movements of schools of fish.

Email : nicolas.fontanille@gmconsultant.com
Phone : +33 (0)6 28 48 79 36

Nicolas LERIN
Loss adjuster
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I have a background in mechanical and industrial automation engineering, and certification as an automotive loss adjuster. For 12 years, I assessed auto claims for various specialised firms before joining GM Consultant in 2012. Now a loss adjuster for broken machinery claims, I've gotten into the field of machine tools, which I learned about in my studies. I also perform damage surveys on vehicles and lifting equipment. I tactfully mediate quick and satisfactory solutions to claims. I'm a thrill seeker, and enjoy many different water sports.

Email : nicolas.lerin@gmconsultant.com
Phone : +33 (0)6 08 18 15 91

Sébastien ELIE
Loss adjuster - North West Manager
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I joined GM Consultant in 2011 to head the Nantes office and supervise the firm's automotive activities throughout France. Currently manager of the western region, I remain deeply attached to my job as a loss adjuster.
After many years of technical experience at dealerships and manufacturers during the development of automotive multiplexing, I began appraising classic cars then went on to specialise in automotive and industrial liability. Particularly interested in fire claims involving agricultural and public works equipment, I also work on cases involving industrial and mechanical issues. Rigour, strategy, and the art of negotiation guide each of my actions.

Email : sebastien.elie@gmconsultant.com
Phone : +33 (0)6 16 15 31 05

William DE OLIVEIRA
Loss adjuster
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I'm passionate about cars, and decided to learn about vehicle maintenance at a young age. I worked at a car dealership for five years. Equipped with this technical background, I became an automotive loss adjuster in 2007.
At GM Consultant, my work focuses primarily on assisting professionals in the automotive industry as part of professional public liability coverage, by performing amicable appraisals and judicial expertise procedures. I also perform damage surveys for broken machinery policies.
I approach every case with curiosity, rigour, and an open ear.
Sometimes my passion for cars prompts me to lend a helping hand when my friends' cars break down.

Email : william.deoliveira@gmconsultant.com
Phone : +33 (0)6 37 35 24 66

Nicolas CHAUVIN
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With my keen interest in transport-related technologies, my career began with automobile damage surveys, before I came to specialise in incidents involving transported goods, especially wheeled vehicles and industrial equipment. Leaning towards industrial and railway risks, I was called on to handle cases involving carriage bodies, general liability and transported goods, machine breakdowns, etc. I joined GM Consultant in 2016 and I am continuing to develop the railway and transport sectors. I take each appointment as a challenge, which I very happily face, and I spend a great deal of my free time boating—my favourite activity.

E-mail: nicolas.chauvin@gmconsultant.com
Phone: +33 (0)6 22 79 40 57

Guillaume CORDIER
Loss Adjuster - Automotive
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Passionate of mechanical sports, I focused my studies in the field of internal combustion engine. In 2001, I started my professional activity in an independent liberal appraisal firm. I quickly specialized in trucks, civil liability and legal protection.
I joined GM Consultant in 2017 to deal with cases related to professional liability and machinery breakdown. Rigour and requirements are my daily keywords. Always seeking sensations, I practice circuit riding in my spare time.

Mail: guillaume.cordier@gmconsultant.com
Phone: +33 (0)6 44 19 84 70

Romain LEGENDRE
Loss Adjuster - Transportation & Lifting
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As an engineer with a degree in Mechanical Engineering, I began my career as a Technical Loss Adjuster specialising in Public Works. I then moved to Australia to further develop my knowledge of machines, working as a mechanic for four years. Later, I worked as an industrial safety consultant, completing audits and training in Industrial Risk Management. Inquisitive by nature, I took on the position of Manager of On-Board Technologies, in which I led projects involving installation of telecommunications and networking systems (remote monitoring, GPS guidance and CAES systems). Upon returning to France, I joined GM Consultant as Technical Loss Adjuster in the field of Lifting and Handling.

Email: romain.legendre@gmconsultant.com
Phone number: +33 (0)7 72 32 77 81

Richard VANDENBERGHE
Loss Adjuster - Automotive
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Having graduated from an engineering school, I worked for a leading construction and public works company for more than 10 years on various nuclear sites, business and civil works as well as housing construction, both in terms of engineering studies and site supervision. Driven by the desire to take on new challenges, I took over technical management of a family-operated agricultural equipment dealer. In 2017, I joined GM Consultant as a Loss Adjuster to build on the many skills I acquired in my previous work. Naturally calm, curious and meticulous, I take a benevolent approach to managing cases in the field of technical risks for agricultural equipment, public works, industry and construction industry technical trades.

Email: richard.vandenberghe@gmconsultant.com
Phone number: +33 (0)6 89 21 87 35

Cédric BERTHOLD
Loss Adjuster
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I qualified as an automotive loss adjuster in 2000 and began my career in an appraisal firm where I managed cases concerning public liability, machinery breakdown and legal protection. From racing bikes and ride-on mowers to combine harvesters, motorbikes, and industrial vehicles I’ve carried out damage surveys on all types of land motor vehicles. I joined GM Consultant in October 2017 and have been building on my extensive knowledge ever since. I’m both meticulous and understanding in my analyses, and I enjoy supporting policyholders in judicial expertise meetings. Naturally curious, I’m keen on cosmology and nature walks.

Mail : cedric.berthold@gmconsultant.com
Phone : +33 (0)7 72 32 77 80

Pierrick MONTION
Loss Adjuster
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Following a dual degree in auto mechanics and management, I spent 6 years working in automotive customer services to gain new skills and become a loss adjuster. I then spent 8 years working as a loss adjuster and subsequently branch manager in an automotive damage appraisal firm. In 2017 I joined GM Consultant as an automotive loss adjuster specialising in public liability. With an interest for precision mechanics and vintage cars, I enjoy the variety of my tasks as a loss adjuster, in terms of both technical expertise and legal negotiation.

Mail : pierrick.montion@gmconsultant.com
Phone : +33 (0)6 47 84 29 29

Gilles MORENO
Loss Adjuster
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Ever since I was a child, I have been fascinated by how engines work. My enthusiasm turned into a vocation, as I studied for an advanced training certificate in internal combustion engines. I started my career as an automotive loss Adjuster in 1999 within a firm and then as an independent. In 2005, I decided to create my own company, specialising in technical assistance and accident investigations, then in forensic investigations. My job is to study the tracks that could have led to vehicle collisions. I joined the GM Consultant group in 2018 to complete the team with my specialised skills in the legal and accidentology sectors. In my free time, I often choose to ride on two wheels!

Email: gilles.moreno@gmconsultant.com

Sébastien ROCHER
Loss Adjuster
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Since I was young I have always been fond of cars and I studied car maintenance.
After a first experience at a car dealer, I started working as automobile loss adjuster in 2001, then I specialized in Professional Civil Liability, Judicial Protection and motorcycles.
I joined GM Consultant Group in 2017 to handle cases of Professional Civil Liability and Machinery Breakdown. Curiosity, precision and pedagogy guide me through appraisals.
I am particularly fond of old Youngtimer vehicles so I go for it as soon as I have the opportunity.

Email: sebastien.rocher@gmconsultant.com