BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (BHSI) today announced that it is expanding its underwriting capabilities to address the risks of the life sciences industry and has named John Parente to head its life sciences area.
"Our expansion into life sciences reflects BHSI's strategy of pairing our sound capacity with proven expertise to address the needs of the marketplace. With his extensive life sciences background and substantial technical underwriting experience, John is well equipped to lead our efforts in this dynamic industry segment," said Mike Foley, Senior Vice President, Casualty, BHSI.
BHSI is targeting a range of life sciences product liability risks, including medical devices, nutraceuticals, generic pharmaceuticals, compounding pharmacies, and clinical trials, offering capacity of up to $25 million for many classes.
John comes to BHSI from Lexington Insurance Company, where he was most recently Senior Science Advisor and Chief Innovation Officer. Before moving into the insurance industry, he was Pharmaceutical Development Manager at a global biotechnology company and Staff Scientist at a global pharmaceutical company. John holds a master's degree and Ph.D. in Nutritional Biochemistry from the University of Georgia, and received a bachelor's degree from the University of Vermont.
John is based in BHSI's Boston office.
Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (www.bhspecialty.com) provides commercial property, casualty, healthcare professional liability, executive and professional lines insurance and programs for customers across the U.S. It underwrites on the paper of Berkshire Hathaway's National Indemnity group of insurance companies, which hold financial strength ratings of A++ from AM Best and AA+ from Standard & Poor's. Based in Boston, Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance has regional underwriting offices in Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles and New York. For more information, contact email@example.com.