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Schaumburg, Ill.-based Zurich, a property-casualty insurance company, has named Kenneth Kovar head of U.S. domestic energy casualty.

"We are fortunate to have Kenneth leading this unit," says Steve Rand, Zurich's head of commercial markets. "His years of experience, knowledge of the marketplace and strong distributor relationships will be instrumental in the continued success of domestic energy casualty."

Kovar has more than 20 years of experience in the energy casualty field. He joined Zurich in 1996 and has held a number of positions within the company's energy casualty group. Prior to being named interim head of the domestic energy casualty unit, he served as primary casualty manager. Before joining Zurich, he worked for Trident Marine Managers and AIG Energy.


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