Claims management and outsourcing provider Crawford & Company has announced the appointment of Paul Kottler as president of Global Technical Services (GTS) US. He will report to Andrew Bart, global president of Crawford GTS. Kottler succeeds Terry Hunt, who is retiring.
In his new role, Kottler will oversee the Crawford GTS US team, which is responsible for the handling of all large and complex claims. He will also spearhead initiatives to strengthen GTS’s market position, focusing on the development of expertise across product lines, talent development and technology.
“Paul brings tremendous technical and market depth, and I am excited to see the next chapter for GTS in the US,” Bart said.
Kottler has 30 years of industry experience. Prior to joining Crawford, he served as executive vice president, North America, at McLarens. He returns to Crawford following the announcement of Hunt’s retirement. Hunt spent 27 years at Crawford, holding several senior positions across the organization before assuming leadership of the GTS US team in 2017.
“Terry has made an incredible contribution to the success not only of Crawford GTS US, but also to Crawford’s success as a whole,” Bart said. “He has been an outstanding leader, and we thank Terry for delivering exceptional people strategy which resulted in incredible growth and employee engagement.”