The Hanover Names Andrejs Krutainis to Lead Hanover Specialty Property

Jan 05, 2010, 15:16 ET from The Hanover Insurance Group, Inc.

WORCESTER, Mass., Jan. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Hanover Insurance Group, Inc. (NYSE: THG), a leading property and casualty insurance provider, today announced that Andrejs Krutainis will lead Hanover Specialty Property, a provider of specialized underwriting, risk management and claims services for a broad range of small- and medium-sized companies that manufacture, store, transport or use industrial chemicals and other flammable or combustible materials.

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In this role, Krutainis will work closely with The Hanover's middle market and loss control teams to continue development of The Hanover's total capabilities in the manufacturing space, enabling the company's agent partners to deliver a full suite of products and services for all segments of this profitable industry. He will be based in The Hanover's Silver Spring, Maryland office.

"We are very pleased to have Andrejs join The Hanover to lead our talented team of specialty property experts," said Marita Zuraitis, president of The Hanover's property and casualty companies. "He will be a tremendous asset, helping us to further leverage our strong and unique solutions for companies that work with chemicals and other flammable and combustible liquids or materials. Our specialty property business is one of the many distinctive tools that we provide our agent partners to help them to compete and win."

Krutainis brings more than 30 years experience to The Hanover, having worked with several leading carriers over the course of his career. Most recently, he was vice president of inland marine and property at Harleysville Insurance, responsible for all package, property and inland marine operations.

Prior to joining Harleysville in 2007, Krutainis served as chief operating officer for Comprehensive Auto Resource Company, Inc., where he was responsible for strategic direction, product development and marketing. He also served in other leadership roles, focusing on property business at Chubb, Reliance National, and Reliance Insurance Company.

For more information about Hanover Specialty Property, agents can contact one of The Hanover's local branch offices or visit the company's website at www.hanover.com.

About The Hanover

The Hanover Insurance Group, Inc. (NYSE: THG), based in Worcester, Mass., is the holding company for a group of insurers that includes The Hanover Insurance Company, also based in Worcester; Citizens Insurance Company of America, headquartered in Howell, Mich., and their affiliates. The Hanover offers a wide range of property and casualty products and services to individuals, families and businesses through an extensive network of independent agents, and has been meeting its obligations to its agent partners and their customers for more than 150 years. Taken as a group, The Hanover ranks among the top 30 property and casualty insurers in the United States.


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