Grinnell Re, a division of Grinnell Mutual, has launched a new team, National Reinsurance, to expand its reach to broader re/insurance market territories including the broker market and the broader property-casualty insurance space.
Rick Tjarks, assistant vice president, and Randy Dammeyer, senior account executive, have been appointed to head up the National Reinsurance team.
Reinsurance Vice-President Kevin Farrell, said the team will enable the firm to cater to clients outside of its traditional market space; “The customer profile we target in the National Reinsurance space may be somewhat larger, but can look very similar to smaller mutual clients in many ways.”
“Grinnell Mutual has made a conscious effort to focus on growth, which is the key to any successful organization. That often means expansion into unfamiliar territory,” said Tjarks.
“We’ll bring the same values and focus on trusted relationships that have served us for over a century — doing business face-to-face and offering unsurpassed customer service.”
Grinnell Mutual – currently the largest primary reinsurer of farm mutual companies in North America – added that it would continue to take advantage of growth opportunities in its traditional farm mutual marketplace.