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Richard Kirchner

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Richard Kirchner

Assistant Vice President


732-219-9660 (Work)
Red Bank Six Drummond Place, Suite 1
Red Bank, NJ 07701

Richard Kirchner is a Technical Consultant for J.S. Held with 30 years of experience in the automotive, fabrication, and manufacturing industries. J.S. Held provides technical consulting services for commercial property insurance claims, such as damage assessment, the feasibility of repair versus replacement, comparable replacement analysis/estimates, actual cash value estimates, production impact resolution, and claim evaluation. Leading areas of practice are in Information Technologies, Medical Equipment, Semiconductors, Telecommunications, Electronics, Test / Assembly Equipment, and other specialized equipment.

Mr. Kirchner has had in-depth experience in several technical fields that include extensive damage analysis and reconstruction, machine automation and controls, high speed vision inspection, and manufacturing medical based products. He began his career serving the automotive industry as a chassis technician, which required strong technical, structural, and mechanical skills while balancing cost and claim handling. Mr. Kirchner went on to engage the medical manufacturing industry as an Engineering Technician. This included introducing new automation, validation of machine design improvement, aiding R&D product development, and analyzing OEE machine efficiencies to maintain product output.