McLarens Aviation, the largest provider of survey and loss adjusting services to the global aviation industry, has opened an office in Chicago. In addition to extending its North American footprint – which includes offices in Houston, Miami, Seattle, Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver – the new office expands McLarens Aviation’s hull and liability claims handling capability in the Americas region.
The Chicago office will be headed up by Michael Staszel (BSc Aviation Safety), who joins as an Aviation Surveyor from Peter J. Mc Breen & Associates. A qualified Airline Transport Pilot and flight instructor, Staszel has over eight years aviation adjusting experience and 13 years experience working in the aviation sector (including for airlines American Trans Air and COMAIR). His expertise includes conducting detailed investigations, appraisals, aircraft, engine and general safety surveys, adjustments and settlement of complex high value property damage and personal injury claims.
In addition to supporting the development of McLarens Aviation’s established Claims Management, Risk Management and Asset Management product lines, Staszel will work with McLarens Aviation’s recently launched Liability line. The product line handles high value, complex aviation liability claims, primarily airline passenger injury, cargo and airport operators liability claims (personal injury, property and aircraft damage) as well as claims relating to ground handling operations.
This latest expansion of McLarens Aviation’s extensive North American network follows on shortly from the opening of a Vancouver office in April.
Ken Forsyth, Regional Director, Americas, commented: “This represents an expansion of both our geographical reach and the services that we can provide to clients in the region. Since I joined the business 16 years ago we have placed a great emphasis on expanding our services in line with client demand and have subsequently evolved from being seen as an airline only business, to servicing all aspects of the aviation sector, including general and executive aviation. We are now looking to expand our services in liability claims handling and I am delighted that we are able to bring in industry experts such as Michael to help us meet this demand.”
Press Release: McLarens Aviation Continues North American Growth with Chicago Launch
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