FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Justin A. Mongello, President and CEO
WQIS Appoints Justin. A Mongello as President and CEO
New York, New York (August 8, 2018) – 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 Justin A. Mongello as CEO and President.
Since November 2015, when Mongello first joined WQIS as the Chief Operating Officer, he has been responsible for managing several of the Syndicate’s key business functions while simultaneously serving as a valued member of the underwriting team in both production and referral capacities.
Mongello holds a Bachelor of Science in Marine Transportation from the State University of New York (SUNY) Maritime College. With over twenty years as a proven leader in underwriting with firms such as Zurich North America, Swiss Reinsurance Corporation, and Liberty National Underwriters, Mongello brings a high level of marine knowledge and insurance experience along with a robust, client-centric focus and a great deal of enthusiasm for the work that he does.
“In my role as President and CEO, I look forward to leading this outstanding team at WQIS,” says Mongello. “Our assureds and broker partners will always be first priority. Every day we will strive to fit their needs with our market leading Pollution and COFR products.”
The Water Quality Insurance Syndicate (WQIS) is the largest 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 fourteen (14) subscribing insurance companies in the Marine Insurance Market (see Subscribers for details).
As the leader in the marine pollution insurance industry for more than 45 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.