HDI makes key hires within US Engineering Lines & Construction Casualty Practices

The US subsidiary of international industrial lines insurer, HDI Global SE (HDI) makes key appointments within its engineering lines and construction casualty practices.

CHICAGO--()--Carisa Winters has been appointed Senior Engineering Lines Underwriter. She is responsible in leading the US engineering lines two largest segments, civil engineering completed risks (CECR) and special risks (equipment breakdown and renewable energy), which account for over half of the lines gross written premium (GWP).* In her close to two decades of industry experience, Winters has held various underwriting and management positions in the property practices of Windward Specialty, RSUI Group and DirectFac Inc.

Brad Wilkinson joins HDI as an Engineering Lines Property Underwriter and will work alongside Winters in developing and executing the strategy for the engineering lines division in the US as well as driving underwriting excellence. He joins HDI from CNA Financial, where he was most recently a commercial middle market and equipment breakdown underwriting specialist.

Alexander LaBelle has been appointed as Senior Construction Liability Underwriter. In this role, LaBelle will be responsible for developing and implementing strategic and operational tactics to drive growth and profitability for the US construction liability portfolio. He joins HDI from Ironshore Insurance Services, where he was most recently a senior excess and surplus liability underwriter within their wholesale specialty casualty practice.

“HDI continues to attract top quality talent to our underwriting organization,” said Mark Groenheide, Vice President, Engineering Lines Underwriting Manager.

“We are thrilled to have a collection of seasoned insurance professionals join our team. Their expertise in the engineering lines and construction marketplace advances our efforts to grow our property and casualty business and I have no doubt that our clients and partners will benefit enormously from the wealth of experience they bring to HDI.”

* Based on 2018 gross written premium

About HDI Global SE (HDI)

HDI Global SE is a leading international industrial lines insurer and member of the Talanx Group. With over 3,000 employees worldwide, HDI is active in more than 150 countries through subsidiaries and network partners. In the United States, HDI operates through its subsidiaries, HDI Global Insurance Company, a commercial property and casualty insurer headquartered in Chicago, Illinois and licensed in all 50 states, Washington D.C., Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands; and HDI Specialty Insurance Company, an Illinois domestic surplus lines insurer also authorized to write business nationwide.

HDI Global SE, HDI Global Insurance Company and HDI Specialty hold Financial Strength Ratings of A (Excellent), XV from A.M. Best.

Contacts

Contact Details for HDI Global Insurance Company, USA:
HDI Global Insurance Company
161 North Clark Street - 48th Floor
Chicago, IL 60601
USA
Phone +1 312 580-1900
www.hdi.global

For media enquiries please contact:
Martin Schrader
Phone: +49 511-3747-2749
E-Mail: martin.schrader@hdi.global
George Contoravdis
Phone: +1 312-589-6752

Contacts

Contact Details for HDI Global Insurance Company, USA:
HDI Global Insurance Company
161 North Clark Street - 48th Floor
Chicago, IL 60601
USA
Phone +1 312 580-1900
www.hdi.global

For media enquiries please contact:
Martin Schrader
Phone: +49 511-3747-2749
E-Mail: martin.schrader@hdi.global
George Contoravdis
Phone: +1 312-589-6752