Skills and experience
As the head of Property Risk Engineering Services for Zurich North America, Jim Breitkreitz leads a team of over 100 engineers offering risk assessment and risk improvement services to our customers. His team specializes in the hazards of fire and explosion, as well as natural hazards such as wind, floods, earthquakes and wildfire. Breitkreitz also provides direction in the study of emerging risks.
Breitkreitz is a registered professional engineer in the state of Michigan, and is affiliated with the Society of Fire Protection Engineers and the National Fire Protection Association. He is also a member of the Research Advisory Council for the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety.
Breitkreitz has a bachelor’s degree in environmental science engineering from the University of Michigan.