MAPLE SHADE, N.J., March 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- One year after acquiring Condon Skelly, the Collectible Vehicle Insurance Company, NSM Insurance Group today announced hiring the ultimate car guy to run the program.
Jim Kruse, a collector car owner with over 18 years experience in the specialty insurance industry, will be the new Program Director of Condon Skelly.
Kruse was with K&K insurance in a leadership position with their Collector Car Program in Fort Wayne, Indiana, before moving to Bellevue, Washington to manage Aon's Collector Car program. Most recently, Kruse founded MTK Specialty Insurance, which focused on specialty auto risks.
"It's an exciting opportunity to lead one of the oldest and most established collector car insurance programs in the country," says Kruse, whose own car collection has included vehicles dating back to 1908.
Kruse, a past board member of the Horseless Carriage Club of America, has participated in numerous car rallies and events over the past 30 years. Jim is also a champion state and regional time trialist, co-founding an amateur cycling team based in Fort Wayne, Indiana. "Jim is a collector car owner who has built his career on insuring his passion," says Geof McKernan, CEO of NSM Insurance Group. "He's the right guy to have in the driver's seat at Condon Skelly."
"NSM Insurance Group is proud of Condon Skelly's 45 year tradition of providing outstanding insurance and services to the collector vehicle marketplace," continued Geof. "Jim is very well known in collector car circles as an insurance professional who truly understands vehicle collecting. Jim will provide fast track leadership on broad issues ranging from channel planning, sales and growth, to, delivery of key services, product and processes to our independent agents & brokers and customers.
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