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Jim Breitkreitz

Jim Breitkreitz

Vice President, Executive Technical Director
Zurich North America

Skills and experience

Jim Breitkreitz is the Executive Technical Director for Risk Engineering at Zurich North America, where he leads the Risk Engineering Technical Strategy Team responsible for the strategic direction of Zurich’s services to its customers. The Technical Strategy Team also researches emerging risks, sharing its knowledge through risk insights and training initiatives and designing services that help Zurich customers address risk. He moved into his current role in June 2013. Breitkreitz joined the Zurich Risk Engineering team in 1987 and has worked in a variety of roles with increasing responsibility, including Technical Services Manager and Vice President, Risk Engineering for the Midwest Region.

External appointments

Breitkreitz is a registered professional engineer in the state of Michigan and affiliated with the Society of Fire Protection Engineers.

Educational background

Breitkreitz has a bachelor’s degree in environmental science engineering from the University of Michigan.