Argo Group Announces Management Appointments in the U.S.
Argo Group Announces Management Appointments in the U.S. Business Wire SAN ANTONIO -- November 14, 2013 Argo Group International Holdings, Ltd. (NASDAQ:AGII), an international underwriter of specialty insurance and reinsurance products, has announced new management appointments in the U.S., as the company moves experienced leaders within the organization into new roles. Arthur Davis has been promoted to president of Argo Group’s Excess and Surplus Lines business segment. In his new role, Mr. Davis is responsible for the segment’s key operating functions including underwriting, claims and business development. Mr. Davis, who joined Argo Group with its acquisition of Colony Insurance Company in 2001, previously served as senior vice president responsible for the segment’s binding operations. Michael Fleischer has been promoted to chief underwriting officer, Argo Group U.S. operations. In this newly-created role, Mr. Fleischer is responsible for underwriting for Argo Group’s Excess and Surplus Lines and Commercial Specialty business segments in the U.S. Mr. Fleischer joined Argo Group in 2010 and previously served as chief underwriting officer for the company’s Excess and Surplus Lines segment. Ron Vindivich has been promoted to president of Trident Insurance. Mr. Vindivich will now lead the business unit of Argo Group that handles commercial insurance for small-to-mid-sized public entities in the U.S. Mr. Vindivich joined Argo Group in 2006 to lead the industrial casualty division of Colony Specialty and also oversaw the restructuring of its garage and transportation portfolio. He most recently served as senior vice president of the brokerage casualty division. All three will report to Kevin Rehnberg, president of Argo Group U.S. operations. “Art, Mike and Ron have been integral to the success of our business,” said Mr. Rehnberg. “I’m looking forward to their continued leadership as we strengthen our existing businesses and pursue new opportunities in the U.S. market.” “These promotions are a confirmation of the strength and depth of our talent base,” added Argo Group Chief Executive Officer Mark E. Watson III. “We place tremendous emphasis on attracting and developing talented individuals and it’s particularly rewarding that we’ve been able to match great people from within our organization with important roles throughout the company.” About Argo Group Argo Group International Holdings, Ltd. (NASDAQ:AGII) is an international underwriter of specialty insurance and reinsurance products in the property and casualty market. Through its operating subsidiaries, Argo Group offers a full line of products and services designed to meet the unique coverage and claims handling needs of businesses in four primary segments: Excess & Surplus Lines, Commercial Specialty, International Specialty and Syndicate 1200. Argo Group’s insurance subsidiaries are A.M. Best-rated ‘A’ (Excellent) and Argo Group’s U.S. insurance subsidiaries are Standard & Poor’s-rated ‘A-’ (Strong). For more information visit www.argolimited.com. Contact: Argo Group International Holdings, Ltd. Lisa Scannell, 617-235-6138 VP, Marketing & Communications firstname.lastname@example.org