Fire risk

When a fire occurs, the crucial first step of the appraisal investigation is to define the fire’s origin and cause.

Our expert fire investigators, trained in using the methods set out in NFPA 921, step in to define the origin of the incident by analysing the evidence left by the fire and by using specific tools (accelerant detector, sampling kit, thermal camera, drone, etc.). They may also further their investigations in the GM Consultant laboratory, employing appropriate analytical techniques (X-rays, MBE, etc.) or simulating ways the fire could have started in order to arrive at an accurate explanation.

Our loss adjusters work quickly and efficiently, in the scope of damage coverage or public liability coverage, on behalf of all the stakeholders: insurers, manufacturers, service providers, etc.

OUR LOSS ADJUSTERS

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

Lionel ANCART
Loss adjuster
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After studying civil engineering, I was responsible for maintaining and renovating a French département's (county) property assets, then managed a major manufacturer's after-sales service department. In 2013, I joined GM Consultant as a loss adjuster for technical and industrial risks, specialising in public liability of construction professionals. I specialise in issues affecting public works professionals, from structural work to finishing work, handling cases with confidence and diplomacy.
I'm interested in the United States, and admire Americans' winning mentality. I emulate their perseverance while handling cases.

Email : lionel.ancart@gmconsultant.com
Phone : +33 (0)7 87 80 41 93

Matthieu HUGONNENC
Regional Director North Normandy - Automotive Loss Adjuster
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I became an expert in the automotive field in 1999. As a State graduate and holder of a university degree in Justice expertise, I have been working since 2005 on expertise in civil liability, but also in Legal Protection and in Technical Risk. In 2014, I joined GM Consultant, where I opened the office in Le Havre in 2016 and then the office in Lille in 2017.
As manager of the North Normandy region, I lead a multidisciplinary team of experts and keep on handling industrial or agricultural and fire issues. As a family man involved, for me human relations are an essential part of our interventions, while diplomacy and pedagogy are my watchwords.

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

Nicolas ARNAUD
Loss adjuster
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After five years as a technical inspector in the electrical and lifting sectors, in 2010 I began working as an insurance expert specialising in electricity and electronic engineering.
I'm constantly on the lookout for technical and scientific advances, and like to stay up to date on legal changes by reading specialised journals on a daily basis. This expertise enables me to advise insurers on managing claims for industrial and professional clients. I am particularly interested in renewable energies, and handle electrical damage claims with integrity.
I'm the drummer in a rock band, and the electrical expert at concerts.

Email: nicolas.arnaud@gmconsultant.com

Nicolas PATRIS
Loss adjuster
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I started at GM Consultant as a loss adjuster in 2005. In 2010 I learned how to investigate the causes and circumstances of fires ("RCCI"), and since then I have been called in to research fire claims that generally involve buildings, machinery, and consumer goods.
I am a member of the AFEPI (French Association of Post-Fire Investigators), and step in when the liability of manufacturers, importers, distributors, or service providers is called into question in the event of a fire. I also assist my colleagues as a fire investigation expert.
My love of golf helps me sharpen my concentration and hone my attention to detail, both essential to my investigations.

Email : nicolas.patris@gmconsultant.com
Phone : +33 (0)6 76 97 57 63

Sébastien ELIE
Partner - Regional Director West Center - Automotive Industry Specialty 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

Stéphane MARCET
Loss adjuster - Manager
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Starting as a technician, then working with lifting equipment as a technical manager at an inspection agency, in 2009 I joined GM Consultant as loss adjuster for broken machinery. Working on cases involving lifting equipment, industrial machinery, medical equipment, etc., both damages and public liability, I respond to each situation with curiosity and perspective.
Currently a technical advisor on broken machinery for the group's loss adjusters, I set up training sessions on specific cases of damage and support loss adjusters processing complex claims.
My passion for motor sports hones the attention to detail required for my job as a loss adjuster.

Email : stephane.marcet@gmconsultant.com
Phone : +33 (0)6 46 33 63 12

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

Olivier SOUVAIS
Loss Adjuster
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After completing studies in electronic engineering, I worked for over 20 years at an electrical appliances business and was steadily promoted up to the position of Technical Director. Through this experience, I had the opportunity to specialise in fire claim management and, in 2007, I achieved CNPP (French National Centre for Prevention and Protection) certification in Fire Causes and Circumstances Research (FCPP). In June 2018, I joined GM Consultant as a machine breakdown and FCPP loss adjuster in order to practice this exciting profession. A swimmer for over forty years, I like to compete against others and regularly participate in national competitions.

Email: olivier.souvais@gmconsultant.com
Phone number: +33 6 88 54 88 59

Julien DAPREMONT
Loss Adjuster
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After spending 21 years as a firefighter in Paris, including five years analysing major disasters, I decided to use my experience and passion to serve the GM Consultant Group, which I joined in 2018. Experienced in fire investigation methods and trained in digital tools, I am always looking for new investigation methods. With GM Consultant’s INQUEST subsidiary, I’m able to improve my analysis methods, especially through 3D simulation. As a fire prevention expert who is passionate about the construction industry, my proficiency involves analysing the behaviour of structures and materials in the event of a fire.

Email: julien.dapremont@gmconsultant

Bart HERTEGONNE
Loss Adjuster
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After two Master’s degrees in Law and Economic Law, I became immediately involved in claims and risk management. I quickly gained experience in various business sectors and the vast majority of insurance product lines. During my professional career, I have worked in a multinational environment and have gained extensive experience in insurance and intangible losses. In September 2018, I decided to join the Belgian teams of the GM Consultant appraisal firm, where I work on Public Liability as well as Damage claims. I enjoy life’s simple pleasures.

Mail: bart.hertegonne@gmc-belgium.com
Phone number: +32 473 70 56 78