Toronto-based Kingsway Financial Services Inc., a leading non-standard auto insurer in the U.S. and Canada, announced the appointment of Stuart Kistruck as the new President & CEO of York Fire & Casualty Insurance Company and Dennis Fielding to the position of Vice President of Kingsway Financial Services Inc.
“Mr. Kistruck brings over 30 years of insurance experience to his new position,” said the announcement. “Prior to joining York Fire, Mr. Kistruck was the President and Chief Executive Officer of a major property and casualty insurance company in Canada. Although managing a very successful niche market insurer was his main business function, he also gave generously of his time to support the insurance community. He is past National President of the Canadian Insurance Accountants Association and Past-President of the Governing Council of the Insurance Institute of Ontario.”
The bulletin noted that “Mr. Fielding joined Kingsway General Insurance in 1998 as Manager Administration & Human Resources bringing over 15 years of related experience. During his tenure he has continued to assume additional responsibilities, most recently including the selection, pursuit, and renovation planning/administration of a corporate-wide video-conferencing system, and the facilitation and administration of strategic business planning at our Canadian subsidiaries in addition to corporate-wide Human Resource activities.”
Chairman and CEO William G. Star stated, “I am pleased to welcome both Stuart and Dennis to the executive team. Stuart is well respected in the insurance community in Canada and we anticipate that he will build York into a much larger and more profitable company during his tenure. Dennis has become a very valuable member of our executive team and I am pleased to recognize this with his well deserved promotion”.