DONAN Opening Three Offices in Northeast


Hartford, Newark & Syracuse Will Open April 1

Louisville, KY (March 31, 2014) – DONAN, an industry leader in forensic investigation, will open new offices in Hartford, Connecticut; Newark, New Jersey; and Syracuse, New York.  All three locations will offer Forensic Engineering services beginning April 1, 2014; the Newark and Syracuse offices will also provide Fire Investigation services.

“More offices translate to faster response times and lower travel costs, so Donan is committed to geographic expansion to meet client needs.” said Lyle Donan, President and CEO of Donan.  “We are thrilled to open these additional offices in the Northeast and look forward to becoming ‘coast-to-coast’ with the opening of our Los Angeles office later this year.”

Hartford, Newark and Syracuse are part of the same region, which includes existing offices in Baltimore, Boston, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh.  Forensic Engineering in the region is led by professional engineer and 16-year industry veteran, Michael Spensieri.  Part of the Donan team since 2009, Spensieri was promoted to Regional Engineering Manager in 2012.  Soon after, he played a crucial role in managing Donan’s catastrophe response to Super Storm Sandy.  Spensieri transferred from North Carolina to upstate New York to lead the Northeast expansion.

“We’ve got great professionals up here and I look forward to working right alongside them to deliver accurate conclusions and great service to our regional clients,” Spensieri said.

Regional Fire Manager, Ray Baker, echoed that on the Fire Investigation side, “We’ve investigated almost 50 fires already this year and we hope to do more for our clients more quickly with Newark and Syracuse open.”

Carriers will also have dedicated Regional Sales Managers (RSMs) from the moment the offices open.  RSMs Laura Downie and Clare Archer are eager to help clients learn more about Donan’s experts and services.

  • New York & New Jersey: Contact Clare Archer via email or via phone at
    800-482-5611 Ext. 1176
  • Connecticut (and New England): Contact Laura Downie via email or phone at 800-482-5611 Ext. 2206

Downie joined Donan last year to support the Boston office and looks forward to helping existing clients with claims in and around Hartford: “Donan will be able to provide a much needed service to this region.  I feel lucky to be part of this organization and I’m excited to see our clients benefit from a Connecticut office.”

Clients are invited to contact their respective RSM to set introductory meetings, request information on Donan services (including the current rate sheet), and to coordinate continuing education events.

Donan is a full-service, world class, forensic investigation firm with offices throughout much of the United States.  Their services include forensic engineering, fire investigation, component testing and lightning investigation.

Since 1947, Donan’s expert investigators have utilized a rewind approach to research incidents, reconstruct events and reveal causes.  Their mission is to provide conclusive, unbiased and accurate forensic investigation services with the fastest turnaround time and best customer service in the industry.


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