New York, New York (July 13, 2020) – The Water Quality Insurance Syndicate (WQIS), a specialist insurer that provides comprehensive coverage in the vessel pollution insurance market, is pleased to announce the appointment of John P. Phillips as Senior Underwriter based in Houston, TX. John will report to Justin A. Mongello in New York, NY.
“We are very excited to have John join the WQIS team as he brings a wealth of experience, expertise, and first-hand knowledge of WQIS’ customers as well as our broker partners. For certain a great addition to our team,” says Justin.
John was most recently Head of Marine Programs at Aspen Insurance US-based in Houston and was charged with the development and management of all Specialty Marine Programs throughout the Americas. Prior to his time at Aspen, he was responsible for the start-up and management of the Houston marine branch for Liberty International Underwriters where he later served as Hull Product Line Leader for North and South America. Of his new position, John states “I look forward to joining this experienced team of professionals, to begin this next new chapter for WQIS.”.
The Water Quality Insurance Syndicate (WQIS) is the largest, longest-running underwriter of vessel pollution liability insurance for vessels in the United States, offering the most comprehensive insurance products in the market. We insure all types of commercial and private marine risk and we will work with our customers to ensure we can provide best-in-class coverage for their specific risk.
We provide water pollution liability insurance from the smallest to the largest fleets for vessel operators worldwide, providing coverage for more than thirty thousand (30,000) vessels, pollution guaranties for over three thousand five hundred (3,500) vessels, and have cleaned up over five thousand (5,000) spills in our history. WQIS offers insurance on behalf of ten (10) subscribing insurance companies in the Marine Insurance Market (see Subscribers for details).
As the leader in the marine pollution insurance industry for nearly 50 years, and in representing many of the world’s largest insurance providers, we offer unparalleled collective strength in underwriting, claims, and spill management and response. In the past five decades, WQIS has been involved in more vessel pollution events than any other marine pollution provider. Having the right team available to assist in the event of a loss and throughout the entire spill response is crucial for mitigating damages to the environment, supporting an efficient response, and also assists assureds in quickly returning to operational status. Our team is made up of an extensive network of trusted professionals that provide support from the moment a spill occurs until the spill is cleaned up.
To learn more, visit wqis.com.