Aviation loss adjuster significantly expands its US operation with specialist team focused on domestic light aircraft claims
(Norcross, GA) — McLarens Aviation, a leading provider of survey and loss adjusting services to the global aviation industry, has announced the launch of McLarens General Aviation, a new division offering bespoke loss adjusting services to the US light aircraft market. A team of highly experienced adjusters has joined the global aviation specialist to handle domestic, general aviation claims across Continental USA. The move allows McLarens Aviation to significantly expand its existing US operation, which will now operate across a network of 19 strategically located offices, in 13 states. Locations include Atlanta, Austin, Chicago, Cincinnati, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Melbourne (Florida), Miami, Nashville, Newport Beach, Oklahoma City, Orlando, Philadelphia, Prescott (Arizona), Sacramento, Seattle, Scottsdale and St. Louis.
The team will be led by Nic Stratta, who joins as Chief Operating Officer. A well-known and respected loss adjuster, Nic has over 40 years’ experience working in aviation insurance claims, across a number of major insurance, broking and loss adjusting businesses. Nic, who will be based in McLarens Aviation’s new Dallas office, will oversee a regional management team that includes David Gourgues, Regional Manager, Eastern Region; Michelle Brown, Regional Manager, Western Region; and Eric Rank, Regional Manager, Central Region – all of whom are seasoned aviation loss adjusting professionals.
McLarens General Aviation’s team has an average of 25 years’ experience in handling general aviation claims of all classes, including first- and third-party hull damage claims, physical damage to property, bodily injury, third party liability, hangar keeper’s and product liability claims, in addition to offering salvage capabilities, environmental services and Certified Aircraft Appraisal. The team’s light aircraft expertise encompasses the full spectrum of general and light aircraft, including fixed wing and rotor, individual owner, rented and corporate-owned.
Gary Brown, Chief Executive Officer, McLarens: “McLarens continues to deepen its specialty loss adjusting services across our global firm. This focus on the domestic general aviation market shows our commitment to leveraging our existing expertise and expanding capabilities where there is a need in the market. As our firm grows, we’ll look to serve these kinds of niche markets, where our specialised technical expertise is a tangible benefit to our clients.”
Nigel Minett, Managing Director, McLarens Aviation: “General aviation is a distinct area of the market and one that requires a tailored approach to loss adjusting and claims management. The USA is the world’s largest market for light aircraft and is one we’ve been monitoring for some time, so we’re delighted to have Nic and his team on board to help us launch this specialist offering and serve the needs of this market.”
Nic Stratta, Chief Operating Officer, McLarens General Aviation: “The size of our team, level of expertise and ability to offer rapid, local response to incidents across the country, mean that our proposition in this area really is second to none. We see huge potential for growth, particularly with the backing and expertise of McLarens Aviation’s existing US network.”
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About McLarens and McLarens Aviation
McLarens is a leading independent global insurance services provider with offices and operations strategically located around the world. With a focus on complex, commercial and niche markets, McLarens provides loss adjusting and claims management services, as well as auditing and pre-risk surveying. McLarens Aviation is a leading provider of loss adjusting, survey and risk services to the global aviation industry. Clients include the aviation insurance market, aircraft operators, airports, maintenance and repair organisations (MROs), financiers, lessors, oil and mining companies, law firms and regulators. It has a team of over 90 in-house aviation specialists, operating across 48 offices, in 22 countries across the globe and manages in excess of 4,000 insurance related assignments each year.
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