EFI Global expands forensic capabilities in western Canada

June 12, 2024

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VANCOUVER, British Columbia, June 12, 2024 – EFI Global, a leading, full-service international consulting firm specializing in forensic engineering, environmental, fire investigation and specialty consulting services, welcomed three new members to its forensic engineering and fire investigation team in western Canada: Andre Feiferis, MSc., Mechanical and Materials Engineer; Rod Lowet, CFEI, CCFI, Fire Investigator; and Abi Vijayan, B.Sc., CFEI, CFAA, Senior Electrical Consultant and Fire Investigator.

“The addition of Abi, Andre and Rod to EFI Global strengthens our capacity to bring world-class expertise to our clients, and we are delighted to have these talented individuals join our team,” said Eric Lalli, Assistant Vice President of Forensics for EFI Global in western Canada. 

Feiferis joined EFI Global earlier in 2024 and has broad experience in design, failure analysis and valuation of complex mechanical systems. He has served the insurance industry throughout the Americas and is registered internationally as a professional engineer. Feiferis has a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and a master’s degree in materials and chemical engineering, providing the foundation of his broad technical expertise. His experience spans failure analysis of building mechanical systems to large losses in mining, heavy industry, equipment and machinery.  

Lowet has over 15 years of experience in fire investigations and fire suppression, along with a background in fighting wildfires. He has served the public as a fire investigator, fire inspector, city and industrial firefighter, hazardous materials technician, confined space technician, emergency medical responder, paramedic, educator and an initial attack crew boss for the British Columbia Ministry of Forests. This experience is complemented by his bachelor of science studies at University of Northern British Columbia – North. Lowet’s background and diverse skill sets are reflected in the strength of his investigations and communications.

Vijayan is a senior electrical professional with over 18 years of experience in electrical system design and failure analysis.  His expertise ranges from building electrical systems in commercial and industrial applications to large international solar farm design. Vijayan is also a certified fire alarm inspector, having conducted over 500 alarm and safety inspections in condominiums, high-rise buildings, schools and manufacturing facilities.

“With local experts in Manitoba, Alberta and British Columbia EFI Global is well positioned to respond quickly to our client’s needs in the West,” said Kevin Burgher, Senior Vice President of EFI Global Canada.

The newest additions to the EFI Global team can be contacted at [email protected] or 604-703-4965; [email protected] or 604-679-2118; and [email protected] or 604-751-4358, respectively.

EFI Global has seven locations serving western Canada. For more, visit efiglobal.ca.

Sobre a EFI Global

A EFI Global, parte da Sedgwick, é uma marca bem estabelecida com uma excelente reputação nas Américas, África, Ásia-Pacífico e Europa como líder de mercado em consultoria ambiental, análise de falhas de engenharia e investigações de origem e causa. Todos os anos, a EFI Global realiza mais de 45.000 projectos em todo o mundo para uma vasta gama de clientes, tais como entidades comerciais, industriais, institucionais, seguradoras, governamentais, gestores de risco, públicas e privadas. A EFI Global é uma das empresas de resposta a emergências mais respeitadas do mundo, capaz de fornecer soluções práticas para os problemas mais complexos. A nossa equipa multidisciplinar de socorristas, gestores de projectos, engenheiros, geólogos e cientistas é selecionada pela sua proficiência técnica e conhecimento profundo da indústria para ajudar os clientes na resolução de problemas técnicos. Para mais informações, consulte efiglobal.com.

Acerca de Sedgwick 

Sedgwick is a leading global provider of claims management, loss adjusting and technology-enabled business solutions. The company provides a broad range of resources tailored to clients’ specific needs in casualty, property, marine, benefits, brand protection and other lines. At Sedgwick, caring counts; through the dedication and expertise of 33,000 colleagues across 80 countries, the company takes care of people and organizations by mitigating and reducing risks and losses, promoting health and productivity, protecting brand reputations, and containing costs that can impact performance. Sedgwick’s majority shareholder is The Carlyle Group; Stone Point Capital LLC, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ), Onex and other management investors are minority shareholders. For more, see sedgwick.com

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