JOHNSTON, R.I., USA—FM Global, one of the world’s largest commercial and industrial property insurers, has announced the appointment of Darren J. Benson to senior vice president, manager of claims. Previously, he served as vice president and manager of the company’s Chemical operations. Benson succeeds Gerry L. Alonso, who has been appointed senior vice president, operations manager of FM Global’s Boston, Mass., USA, operations.

In his new role, Benson will be responsible for the oversight and management of the company’s claims staff and activity worldwide.

Since joining FM Global in 1987 as a loss prevention engineer, Benson has held a variety of management positions within the organization. He holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Montana State University (Mont., USA).

About FM Global
Established nearly two centuries ago, FM Global is a mutual insurance company whose capital, scientific research capability and engineering expertise are solely dedicated to property risk management and the resilience of its client-owners. These owners, who share the belief that the majority of property loss is preventable, represent many of the world’s largest organizations, including one of every three Fortune 1000 companies. They work with FM Global to better understand the hazards that can impact their business continuity in order to make cost-effective risk management decisions, combining property loss prevention with insurance protection.