HARRISBURG, Pa., March 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Aegis General Insurance Agency announced today that Mark Gatto has joined the specialty insurance agency as its Northern Region Marketing Director. Gatto comes to Aegis General with a successful track record in leading growth initiatives through a variety of distribution channels for manufactured homes, low-value dwellings and other specialty personal property. Gatto "will be heavily involved with several large national partners as well as the growth and management of distribution efforts in the Northern Region," Aegis General Senior Vice President of Marketing Jeremy Gluck announced today.
"Mark's relationships and knowledge of the specialty personal lines space will help ensure continued success in the growth of this specialty business, which has exceeded that of the insurance industry overall, in spite of a dramatic downturn in the manufacturing housing industry," Aegis General's CEO Bob Kimmel said. "While other companies have avoided this segment, we not only remain committed to it but intend to pursue continued growth in this space."
Gatto's role at Aegis General will include management of the existing Northern Region, including responsibility for current distribution through general agents and the expansion of Aegis General's agency base in the Northern Region.
Gatto most recently was Vice President of National Accounts for American Modern, where he was responsible for similar specialty insurance business nationally. Prior to American Modern, Gatto maintained similar positions with Markel American, Northland and Foremost.
Aegis General Insurance Agency is a unit of K2 Insurance Services LLC, a group of specialty insurance operations, and underwrites on behalf of Aegis Security Insurance Company – also a K2 unit – and other insurers.
Aegis Security is rated "A" by A.M. Best and is admitted in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. K2 Insurance Services acquired Aegis Security in 2013.
K2 Insurance Services also includes five other general agencies that manage, underwrite, and distribute products on behalf of Aegis Security and other carriers. They include Allied Public Risk, High Point Underwriters, Midwestern Insurance Alliance, Mission Select Insurance Services, and Vikco Insurance Services. Additional information is available at www.k2ins.com.
K2 Insurance Services, LLC
514 Via de la Valle, #302
San Diego, California 92075
Bob Kimmel (415) 225 7475
SOURCE Aegis General Insurance Agency, Inc.