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XL Group today announced that it has restructured its Casualty Risk Engineering team to streamline its service offering to clients across XL Group’s international network.

The team's mission is to help businesses identify and reduce their public, product, employers’ and environmental liability risks and the new structure will allow clients to have direct access to experts in the respective industries within each of the dedicated practices. The practice-focused approach will ensure that clients receive the most relevant and tailored solutions to meet their needs.

In recent years the Casualty Risk Engineering team has increased its profile and offering with clients recognizing the value of XL Group’s services. Markus Kälin, Head of Casualty Risk Engineering, commented: “Our team has become an important differentiator for clients. This in many ways is down to the industry-specific expertise of our engineers, all of them specialists in their respective areas, such as chemicals, life sciences and environmental, energy and construction, as well as automotive and industrial production.”

Dr. Kälin continued: “Demand for this service has increased significantly in recent years. As an organization we are always seeking to improve, so to that end we have changed the way we are structured and operate with clearer lines of contact and aligned technical expertise with clients and industry.” 

XL Group’s International Casualty Risk Engineering team is made up of twelve risk engineers in total, some with more than 20 years of industry and insurance experience.

The latest addition to the team is Michael Biermann, Practice Leader Automotive & Industrial Production Casualty. Mr. Biermann joined XL Group from ACE where he worked as a Casualty Risk Engineer for the automotive supplier industry. Prior to that, he was with Borg Warner Turbo Systems where he was responsible for all warranty cases for turbochargers in Europe. Between 1997 and 2011, Mr. Biermann worked with Opel and General Motors (GM), holding several senior roles as Manager Supplier Quality & Warranty.

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