Axon launches crisis-management division

It will offer product-recall and foodborne illness and contamination coverage

Axon launches crisis-management division

Insurance News

By Ryan Smith

Axon Underwriting Services has announced the formation of a crisis-management division to offer product-recall and foodborne illness and contamination coverage for US-domiciled clients.

Axon Crisis Management is led by Alex Pittignano, senior vice president, and Marcos Garcia Norris, senior vice president. Pittignano and Norris have more than 45 combined years of underwriting experience.

Pittignano has spent much of his career underwriting and leading crisis-management divisions for companies including American International Underwriters, Starr Companies, and Allianz Global & Corporate Solutions. Norris has held senior underwriting and leadership roles in crisis-management divisions at AIG, CV Starr, Novae Syndicate and Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty.

“We’re extremely happy to have Alex and Marcos, two highly respected industry experts, joining the Axon team to help drive our continued expansion into new specialty insurance markets,” said Doug Gahagan, partner at Axon Underwriting. “I can’t imagine a better way to launch our new crisis-management division than with these two leading the charge.”

Axon’s crisis-management division complements its existing suite of specialized insurance products and expands in-house underwriting capabilities to offer contaminated-product recall, consumer-goods product recall, and restaurant foodborne illness and contamination insurance.

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