Mechanics / Materials

Materials are the basis of any structure. Advances in materials science make it possible to tackle ever more challenging problems: reducing weight, increasing lifetime, improving performance, etc.

Thanks to new modelling techniques, these advances have helped reduce development time and increase the reliability of mechanical structures.

However, when a failure occurs, the issues (safety, design, financial, or image) must be identified immediately in order to limit their impact.

Our expert loss adjusters have over 20 years of experience in mechanical design and industrial expertise in materials and special processes, allowing them to understand the stakes of an incident in order to quickly resolve the situation, to the benefit of insurers and policyholders alike.

OUR LOSS ADJUSTERS

Benjamin LE GUYADER
Loss adjuster
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I have specialised training in insurance, and joined GM Consultant in 2013. Responsible for public liability claims, I specialise in cases involving industrial companies. I work on claims relating to machining errors, water damage, and damage to industrial sites.
Demonstrating patience, empathy, responsiveness, and adaptability, I investigate the causes of damages, and potential liabilities and amounts of compensation.
Inspired by the players on my favourite football team, I overcome obstacles and give my all when processing my cases.

Bernard PRIGENT
Loss adjuster
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My 20 years of experience managing technical teams (R&D, Special Materials and Processes, Design Office) in the fields of aeronautics, capital goods, and automotive, have provided me with extensive knowledge of mechanical design and manufacturing processes.
Court-appointed expert (Lyon Court of Appeal), R&D project evaluator (European Commission), Auditor at Nadcap (aircraft production control)... I have investigated the liability of industry professionals as a loss adjuster for GM Consultant since 2016.
As an athlete and gourmet, conviviality is a value that I apply to my personal and professional life.

Email : bernard.prigent@gmconsultant.com
Phone : +33 (0)6 22 79 40 59

Eddy RODRIGUEZ
Loss adjuster
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After earning an Arts and Métiers engineering degree, I spent several years managing workshops. Then I was a director at manufacturing and service companies for 12 years in France and internationally, where I gained solid skills in finance and sales. I’ve worked in a variety of industries, including automobiles, oil and gas, and aeronautics and metallurgy, acquiring excellent people skills and multi-technical experience. I joined GM Consultant in 2016 as an expert in industrial risks. I’m hooked on motorcycles and scuba diving and also appreciate the calm of reading and spending time with friends.

Email: eddy.rodriguez@gmconsultant.com

Hervé MEYNIER
Loss adjuster
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I worked in electrical engineering and process optimisation with an industrial group for 20 years, then created an engineering company specialised in industrial processes and safety before becoming a loss adjuster in 2006.
Since 2013 I have been with GM Consultant, where I carry out damage surveys of industrial sites that have suffered extensive damages. I respond to each crisis by proposing effective solutions to help quickly restart operations and limit damages.
In my free time, I enjoy swing dancing.

Email : herve.meynier@gmconsultant.com
Phone : +33 (0)7 89 48 15 27

Jean-Paul MARQUES
Partner Loss Adjuster - Ile-de-France Manager
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I am a mechanical engineer specialising in materials, and worked in the field of quality for four years, primarily for an automotive supplier. In 2006 I joined GM Consultant as a loss adjuster for broken machinery claims for lifting and handling machinery, public works equipment, production machinery, and renewable energy. Now head of the broken machinery division in Paris, I'm called in to perform damage surveys for major claims. I also participate in training junior loss adjusters in machine breakdowns, and emphasise how important client relationships are to our profession. I'm highly meticulous, and have a passion for playing the guitar.

Email : jp.marques@gmconsultant.com
Phone : +33 (0)6 09 56 31 36

Jean-Rémy VILLARD
Loss adjuster
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After 25 years of technical experience in the industry, applying my expertise to loss adjustment was a natural decision. Design, manufacturing, project management... I have held many positions in the field of energy production. Since 2015, I have worked as a loss adjuster for technical and industrial risks at GM Consultant, where I handle claims involving mechanical issues and processes as well as instrumentation, electricity, and automation with professionalism and an open ear. I handle cases of broken machinery and public liability in the Rhône-Alpes region. I apply the same fighting spirit and determination that helps me compete in moto trial races to my work.

Email : jean-remy.villard@gmconsultant.com
Phone : +33 (0)6 17 63 81 00

Laurent LACHENY
Loss adjuster
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After studying mechanical engineering and production systems, for seven years I managed and worked for an adjusting firm specialised in broken machinery.
In 2012, I joined GM Consultant as a loss adjuster for technical and industrial risks. I work on any case involving mechanical issues affecting equipment used in industrial production, public works, measuring, and renewable energy.
As a trainer for junior loss adjusters, I strive to instil discipline, courage, and integrity, which are all essential to our profession.
I'm fascinated by how watches are constructed, and enjoy studying new types of mechanical assemblies.

Email : laurent.lacheny@gmconsultant.com
Phone : +33 (0)6 07 62 64 01

Laurent LLUCH
Loss adjuster
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After spending nearly 20 years working on high-tech industrial construction projects, both in design and in execution, I have a broad knowledge of all related building trades.
My familiarity with this field, along with my specialisation in mechanics and electric components of industrial sites, is indispensable to handling public liability claims. I am also responsible for claims in the energy sector. My long-time passion for competitive spearfishing has helped me develop skills that are useful to managing my claims: persistence and stress management.

Email : laurent.lluch@gmconsultant.com
Phone : +33 (0)6 48 78 48 62

Matthieu GARDEY
Loss adjuster
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After graduating with an engineering degree, I began my career performing damage surveys, as well as project management and management works in the fields of energy and transport for nearly 20 years.
Returning to damage surveys with GM Consultant in 2014, I take a pragmatic approach to handling public liability cases in the industrial, construction, and energy fields, particularly when the management of a project is called into question. I also appraise damages covered under Contractors' All Risks insurance policies.
As a long-time rower, I've learned to persevere both on the water and when handling my cases.

Email : matthieu.gardey@gmconsultant.com
Phone : +33 (0)6 45 87 87 54

Martin WRIGHT
Executive Loss adjuster
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After 10 years with a large general insurer in the UK, I worked in Australia as an independent loss adjuster for two years to manage a major claim following an earthquake. Once I'd returned to London, I joined the Latin America and Caribbean division of an appraisal firm, where I managed response teams for claims involving natural disasters, then served as Regional Director for the West Indies for five years. I've lived in New York for 13 years now. I joined GM Consultant in 2016 to head management of major property claims, including energy, machinery breakdowns, construction, and commercial real estate in the United States.

Michel BENOIT
Loss adjuster
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I studied mechanical engineering, and have spent my whole career doing insurance damage surveys. I joined GM Consultant in 2012. I have "EEA" (insurance loss assessor) certification as an general insurer as well as specialised certification in equipment and facilities. I work primarily in the départements of Isère, Savoie, and Haute-Savoie. I work on claims involving broken machines, public works equipment, machine tools, ski lifts and other equipment used in ski areas. I also handle public liability issues for businesses in the area.
I'm an amateur beekeeper, and I'm as careful and attentive with my bees as I am with my cases.

Email : michel.benoit@gmconsultant.com
Phone : +33 (0)6 76 10 82 14

Moying CHAP
Loss adjuster
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I'm a mining engineer, and worked for a major French industrial company for 11 years. I was in charge of European and international IT projects, and also held positions in procurement and finance at one of the group's factories in China.
I started at GM Consultant in 2013, and joined the Hong Kong office a few months later. I work on industrial and IT investigations and participate in developing our Cybersecurity offering in the region. Curious by nature, I'm enjoying discovering my new city and the numerous hiking trails in the area.

Olivier RICHARD
Loss adjuster - Technical Director of GM Consultant Group
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After earning degrees in engineering and finance, I gained some experience in the field and joined GM Consultant in 2002. My interest in IT and solid knowledge of accounting as well as financial issues have made me an expert in these fields. In 2007, after becoming an associate with the group, I directed my focus on technical and industrial risks while continuing to handle financial cases.
As GM Consultant's current Technical Director, I am in charge of developing our loss adjusters' specialities and skills.
I run marathons in my spare time — I like to push myself both athletically and professionally.

Philippe AZOULAY
Loss adjuster - Customer Relations Director of GM Consultant Group
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In 2000 I started at GM Consultant, where I was trained to perform damage surveys on equipment used in public works, handling and lifting. Over the years, I expanded my skill set to handle claims in public liability, construction, and the audiovisual field.
Now an Associate at the company, I deployed GM Consultant's French network by setting up regional offices. Based in Paris, I still take part in investigating complex claims, and I train new loss adjusters by developing their soft skills and showing them the ropes of the trade.
Curious and persevering by nature, I got a late start learning how to play the guitar.

Paul LITAUDON
Loss adjuster
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Philippe KERRAULT
Loss adjuster
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I have always been drawn to the sea. At a young age I joined the French Navy, where I gained solid technical skills along with a sense of discipline and attention to detail. After 17 years at sea, I worked as an independent maritime loss adjuster for over 20 years.
Since 2015 I have been a loss adjuster for Maritime & Transport risks for GM Consultant, where I work on claims in all branches of marine activity and industry.
I am currently renovating a 32-tonne teak trawler. I am concerned about the future of our oceans and coasts.

Redouane BOUSSADA
Loss adjuster
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After studying mechanical engineering, I managed and worked at a firm specialising in technical and industrial risks for five years. I joined GM Consultant's industrial risk team in Paris in 2012. Sometimes stepping in as an advisor to my colleagues, I specialise in production techniques and manufacturing processes, public works equipment, lifting equipment, and cases involving refrigeration. Inspired by my travels in Asia, I handle cases in a calm, patient, and diplomatic manner.

Email : redouane.boussada@gmconsultant.com
Phone : +33 (0)6 07 65 90 70

Renaud JASNOWSKI
Loss adjuster
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I studied mechanical engineering before joining GM Consultant in 2008. After spending several months in Mali working as the technical coordinator for a construction vehicle dealership, I rejoined GM Consultant the following year. I am now a loss adjuster for broken machinery and technical risks in industry, lifting, and construction. I work in Rhône-Alpes, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, and Africa. I analyse my cases meticulously, and address each party involved tactfully to quickly achieve unanimous consensus regarding the findings.
I love to travel because it broadens my perspective of the world, which is helpful in my job.

Email : renaud.jasnowski@gmconsultant.com
Phone : +33 (0)6 25 71 77 60

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

Vincent FEGUEUX
Loss adjuster
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Particularly interested in sustainable development issues, I founded and managed a company that recycles printing consumables for eight years before joining GM Consultant in 2016. As part of the Technical Risks division, I handle cases involving broken machines and theft of industrial machinery, machining centres, and public works vehicles. Curious and persistent, I pay close attention to the quality of service I provide. I've been a volunteer firefighter for eight years, and quickly adapt to each new situation with composure and perseverance.

Email : vincent.fegueux@gmconsultant.com
Phone : +33 (0)6 22 79 40 36