Source: SCM Insurance Services
ClaimsPro, Canada’s leading provider of independent claims adjusting services and an SCM company, today announced the appointment of two new division leaders for its marine services unit: John Hosty as National Director, Marine Services and Patricia Foster as Director, Marine Accounts.
John is a qualified Master Mariner and has sailed in all ranks up to Captain on a wide variety of merchant vessels including general cargo, LPG, LNG, chemical tankers and VLCC’s. He joins ClaimsPro after serving as CEO at a North American marine surveying and consulting company. Prior to that he was Director Marine Programs for an international independent adjusting firm. John is a senior marine surveyor, with a broad experience including general claims, pleasure craft, project cargo and risk control. He has significant technical expertise in the hazardous materials and environmental response sectors.
In his new role, John will oversee ClaimsPro’s national team of marine surveyors and adjusters, ensuring continued progressive growth of this business unit, while supporting the company’s commitment to be the most recommended adjusting company in the marine industry.
Patricia is a Registered Nurse (RN), holds an MBA from Liverpool University and is a designated Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CMA). She joins ClaimsPro after serving as the CFO and General Manager of a Canadian marine surveying and consulting company. Prior to this, she was Director of Financial Planning and Decision Support for a large Toronto community hospital. Patricia brings a wealth of senior corporate financial leadership and operations management within the areas of risk control, project cargo, procure to pay supply chain, logistics, hazardous materials management, and healthcare, and she has extensive experience in managing marine claims including large volumes of pleasure craft accounts.
In her new role as Director, Marine Accounts, Patricia will oversee ClaimsPro’s marine service business unit with a focus on operational excellence and process improvements to deliver consistent standards of service to our clients.
“We are thrilled to welcome both John and Patricia to the national marine services unit,” said Drew Knox, Vice President TEC & Marine Services. They both bring an incredible range of professional skills and leadership experience, with accreditations from multiple industries, that will allow for increased business development and mentorship for our adjusters serving clients in the marine industry.”
ClaimsPro’s Marine Services team of highly experienced, senior surveyors focus exclusively on providing specialized claims services to the marine industry across Canada. They bring an in-depth understanding of how to handle these specialty claims, with fast on-scene response, equipped to provide relevant insight to process the claim quickly. Marine Services is part of ClaimsPro’s Specialty Risk Division (SRD), led by Sean Forgie, Senior Vice President, SRD.
“John and Pat bring a considerable amount of Marine expertise to the table, and we are excited to have them join our national team under Drew’s leadership, said Sean Forgie, Senior Vice President SRD. “We look forward to continuing to grow our Marine Services unit, to meet our customer’s needs in Canada and internationally.”