Northbridge Insurance launches new Manufacturers’ Choice™ solution

Northbridge Insurance announced today the launch of its new insurance solution that is tailored specifically towards the manufacturing industry. The  new Manufacturers’ Choice solution* is an important part of Northbridge Insurance’s strategy to broaden its product offering and provide focused underwriting and risk management expertise to customers and brokers in targeted business sectors.

“Creating greater success for our customers and broker partners means ensuring our products, service and expertise better meet their needs,” said Julie Pingree Senior Vice President, Corporate Underwriting. “With this product, we have utilized our more focused approach to get a better understanding of the industry’s unique risks as well as the emerging issues customers face on a regular basis. The result of which is a solution that allows our brokers partners to provide customized coverage in this growing sector.”

Manufacturers’ Choice is a comprehensive product and service offering which combines mid-market policy wording with a range of services to help address the unique insurance needs of manufacturers. The solution includes:

  • A comprehensive package policy with automatic extensions designed specifically for manufacturing risks
  • Additional optional coverages including manufacturers’ E&O, equipment breakdown and production machinery
  • Manufacturing sector expertise (Underwriting, Claims and Risk Services)

A key success factor in the product’s development was involving brokers in the process.

“Partnering with our brokers is how we like to do business, “said Fabian Richenberger, President of Northbridge Insurance. “So we worked closely with our broker partners to ensure we developed a product that is comprehensive, flexible and tailored specifically to their manufacturing customers’ needs.”

Andrew Wood joins Northbridge as Chief Information Officer

Northbridge Financial Corporation is pleased to announce the appointment of Andrew Wood to the position of Chief Information Officer.

Andrew comes to Northbridge® with over 25 years of progressive IT leadership experience, most recently as Global IT Chief of Staff and Head of Enterprise Architecture at Aon Risk Solutions.

“Andrew possesses the knowledge, passion and skills that we were looking for in our CIO. He is an innovative and strategic leader who has successfully lead IT transformations in large, global organizations,” said Silvy Wright, Chief Executive Officer of Northbridge Financial Corporation. “As our new CIO, Andrew’s primary responsibility will be ensuring our IT investments enable our growth, accelerate our performance and support our vision of making our customers and brokers more successful.”

Lana Wood joins Northbridge Insurance as Executive Vice President, Western Region

Northbridge Insurance is pleased to announce the appointment of Lana Wood to the position of Executive Vice President, Western Region.

Lana joins the company with over 20 years of experience in the Canadian insurance industry. After successful careers with RSA and Marsh, she most recently served as President and CEO of Western Financial Group.

“Lana has an impressive track record of building strong relationships and creating winning strategies,” said Fabian Richenberger, President of Northbridge Insurance. “She will play an integral role in building our brand presence, growing our business in the Western marketplace and achieving our vision of making our customers and brokers more successful.”