October 1, 2013
FRESNO, CA— Global Ag Insurance Services, a California-based specialty crop insurance provider, is pleased to welcome crop insurance veteran Manuel Gil to its loss adjustment team. For nearly 15 years Gil has served as a crop insurance claims adjuster for Rural Community Insurance Services and NAU Country Insurance. Gil will join Global Ag as a Senior Claims Adjuster with a geographic focus on territories south of the grapevine. “Manuel is a highly experienced adjuster with an impressive track record and a great deal of knowledge about Southern California agriculture. He understands the challenges confronting southern growers and producers, and he will contribute significantly to the experienced and capable loss adjustment team at Global Ag,” said Doug Ollenberger, VP of Claims and Loss Adjusting.
With a childhood home situated between an almond orchard and a grape vineyard in the San Joaquin Valley, Gil’s experience on his family’s farm set the tone for his professional career. “I have always had a passion for California agriculture. When the opportunity arose early in my career to become a crop insurance adjuster, I knew it would be a perfect fit for me. My job allows me to spend a lot of time in the field working with some of the leading growers and producers in the region.” Gil’s loss-adjustment experience spans a wide range of western crops including almonds, avocados, barley, citrus, grain sorghum, grapes, tomatoes, walnuts and wheat.
Gil’s first few years in the industry provided him with exposure to Napa, Sacramento, San Joaquin and Stanislaus Counties before moving south to focus on Imperial, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, Santa Barbara and Ventura counties. His extensive experience with avocados and citrus has earned him a strong reputation with growers in the southern territories. For Gil, grower confidence, professionalism and world-class service have always been major factors when he works with insureds during the claims process. “I always strive to provide a high degree of comfort to the insured and work closely with them to address any questions or concerns throughout the claims process.”
When he’s not out in the field, Gil enjoys spending time with his wife and two children. Regular outings include trips to amusement parks and time in the outdoors camping, fishing, jet-skiing and off-roading.
About Global Ag
Global Ag Insurance Services is a crop insurance provider based in California that offers comprehensive agricultural risk management solutions to western specialty crop producers and agents. Global Ag’s executive team has served as trusted advisors and successfully delivered crop insurance solutions to many of the largest agribusiness companies in the nation. The Company is dedicated to improving the delivery of agricultural risk management solutions in the western United States.