Former QBE Aviation Executives Announce Formation of New Specialty Lines Wholesale Insurance Broker

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A group of former QBE Aviation Insurance Executives today announced the launch of Plimsoll Specialty Markets, a specialty lines wholesale insurance brokerage based in Atlanta, GA.

A group of former QBE Aviation Insurance Executives today announced the launch of Plimsoll Specialty Markets, a specialty lines wholesale insurance brokerage based in Atlanta, GA.

The group will be led by Michael Clark who brings with him over 20 years of senior leadership experience in the Aerospace Insurance field. He most recently served as the Head of the Aviation Division at QBE where he joined in 2011 as a member of the team that founded their North American Aviation operation and quickly grew it into a highly regarded player in this very specialized marketspace.

Mr. Clark will be joined by William McGloin who will serve as Chief Operating Officer and a member of the Board of Directors. Mr. McGloin was the founder of Phoenix Aviation Managers, Inc., now Old Republic Aerospace. He served as the president of that highly respected operation for almost 30 years prior to leaving to lead QBE’s entrance into the North American Aviation market in 2011.

Also Joining Messrs. Clark and McGloin will be William Bertles, who will serve as Head of Claims and Greg Vassilious who will serve as VP of Finance. Mr. Bertles brings with him over 35 years of senior leadership experience in the Aviation Claims field having served as the Head of Claims at both QBE Aviation and Phoenix Aviation Managers. Mr. Vassilious, while having served as a senior officer of the QBE Aviation operation, is also a seasoned reinsurance executive, bringing with him over 20 years of experience as the Head of the Aviation and Marine Treaty team at Everest Re.

The Group sees tremendous opportunity in the specialty insurance brokerage sector, especially within aviation and aerospace, brought on by ongoing consolidation and realignment in the space. According to Mr. Clark “We are on the cusp of significant and rapid change in the dynamics of our small piece of the insurance world and believe that the high caliber of senior leadership that we bring to the table positions us very well to be a major player in Aerospace and other specialty segments in the years ahead”.

For questions contact Michael Clark directly at 770 933-6925 or mclark(at)plimsollspecialty(dot)com

http://www.plimsollspecialty.com

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