Lou Gritzo

Louis Gritzo is vice president and manager of research with FM Global, one of the world’s largest commercial property insurers. He oversees FM Global’s team of world-renowned scientists, with expertise in fire, explosions, natural hazards and risk and reliability, who seek to understand property hazards and identify solutions that can prevent loss at client facilities. Gritzo also oversees activities at FM Global’s $125-million, 1,600 acre, one-of-a-kind Research Campus in West Glocester, RI USA, the world’s largest center for property loss prevention research. Prior to joining FM Global in 2006, Gritzo was manager of fire science and technology at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, NM, USA and was a member of its Advanced Concepts Group think tank. He has served as chair of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Heat Transfer Division Executive Committee and on the research advisory committee for the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). He currently serves on the Governing Board of the Global Earthquake Model (GEM) and, research advisory committee s for the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety (IBHS) and the Industrial Research Institute (IRI), as well as on several university advisory boards. Gritzo has a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering, with a minor in applied mathematics, from Texas Tech University, USA.
Location: USA
Organisation: FM Global
Role: VP, Research
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