Liberty Mutual recruits experts for its new office


Liberty Mutual has boosted its equipment breakdown operation by adding senior underwriting and technical engineering resources as it opens a San Francisco office.

John Volle has been appointed as senior manager of equipment breakdown reinsurance assumed, and will work with insurers and brokers to provide cost-effective, quality equipment breakdown to their clients. Volle has more than 20 years of reinsurance experience, most recently with Hartford Steam Boiler.

Jennifer Soul has been appointed as director of underwriting for the Western region. She will drive Liberty Mutual’s equipment breakdown business throughout the region from the San Francisco office. She has more than 10 years of engineering, sales and underwriting experience and joins Liberty Mutual from the Mutual Boiler Re division of FM Global.

Finally, Wilton Sanford has been appointed as senior risk engineer and joins the equipment breakdown technical risk engineering unit to help service complex equipment breakdown policyholders in high hazard industries, particularly in heavy manufacturing and state-of-the-art equipment. He has more than 25 years of experience, most recently with Hartford Steam Boiler.

“Equipment breakdown is a necessary coverage for complex global property risks,” says Mike Martin, executive vice president and general manager of Liberty Mutual’s national accounts property. “We offer buyers and brokers a full product set supported by top-notch underwriting, engineering, and jurisdictional inspection resources. To help deliver this value, we hired three key positions and opened an office that enables us to be closer to our partners.”

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