HARTFORD, Connecticut, January 21, 2009 – XL Insurance, the global insurance operations of XL Capital Ltd (NYSE: XL), today announced the hiring of eight new field engineers for its worldwide property loss prevention services business, XL Global Asset Protection Services (XL GAPS).The new risk engineers will meet the global demand for XL GAPS’ loss prevention expertise and local language capabilities. The new employees are based in France, Germany, Spain, China, Singapore and the U.S. and all have extensive years of industry experience.Tim Heinze, Managing Director of XL GAPS said: “In times like these companies can’t risk a potential major loss and therefore engineering services are becoming extremely important to them. XL GAPS’ consultancy approach helps identify potential issues, propose solutions or alternatives as well as offer practical loss mitigation guidance. Our customers expect a local language service that also meets internationally-recognized best practice.“With these new hires we have significantly improved our footprint across various continents, especially Europe, meeting the growing demand for our loss prevention advice. Having engineers in major industrial regions enables better and faster customer service.”The new hires are:France: Dominique Jaumouillé has 10 years loss prevention experience and joins from FM Global. Dominique’s special focus is on the aeronautic, pharmaceutical and automotive industries. Dominique Leleu joins from FM Global with 8 years loss prevention experience in the electronics and food industries. Robert Walton, who has been a loss prevention engineer with FM Global for 10 years, has extensive experience in conducting MFL studies on large complex facilities. Spain: Fabio Salgado, who has most recently worked for 6 years as a loss prevention engineer with Zurich as well as 4 years in various positions in the fire protection industry. Germany: Frank Reiche, who has over 15 years of experience as a loss prevention engineer with various Highly Protected Risk (HPR) insurers in Europe giving him an in-depth knowledge of the loss prevention codes and standards of the major European countries.USA: David Trull, who has a background in the forestry and fire protection industries and joins from TVA Life Safety. He has specialist knowledge of a range of sectors including aviation, healthcare, telecommunications, food processing and semiconductors.China: Guanghui (Sharon) Liu, who has worked for 12 years as an Environmental Health and Safety Manager for GE Aviation and Transportation and Vishay in China.Singapore: Virginia Shaw’s 12 years of experience include being a property loss prevention consultant at Chubb as well as a fire protection design engineer in Singapore.XL GAPS provides property loss prevention consulting to XL Insurance customers as well as other companies on an unbundled basis. With over 150 engineers in 18 countries, XL GAPS offers global expertise and local solutions across North and South America, Europe, Australia and Asia. The average XL GAPS engineer has 19 years industry experience.More information about XL GAPS is available at www.xlgaps.com.”XL Insurance" is the global brand used by member insurers of the XL Capital Group of companies. More information about XL Insurance is available at www.xlinsurance.com. Through its operating subsidiaries, XL Capital Ltd (NYSE:XL) is a leading provider of global insurance and reinsurance coverages and services to industrial, commercial and professional service firms, insurance companies, and other enterprises on a worldwide basis. More information about XL Capital Ltd is available at www.xlgroup.com.
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