Gallagher has announced the promotion of Steve Kluting, Esq. to national director of product recall, under the company’s food & agribusiness practice group.
Kluting is a “food lawyer” with 18 years of experience, and he has been helping Gallagher’s food, beverage and restaurant clients with their food safety concerns – which include product recalls and government enforcement actions. A release also said that he manages the negotiation, structuring and placement of product recall insurance coverage and that he is a certified hazard analysis and critical control point manager.
Prior to joining Gallagher in 2014, Kluting spent over 13 years with a large corporate law firm. At the firm, he served for a number of years as co-chair of the food industry practice. He also has experience working as a chief strategy officer for a family-owned food wholesaler and retailer.
“We are excited to announce Steve’s promotion to the national director position,” commented Gallagher food & agribusiness practice group national director Glenn Drees. “This is a reflection of the positive impact he’s has had on his colleagues, carrier partners and food industry clients over the course of his career. Product recall is a significant risk facing our clients, and they rely on Steve’s insight and experience.”
“This is a well-deserved promotion for Steve. His insight into the particularities and nuances of product recall make him an invaluable and differentiating resource to his colleagues and clients,” added Gallagher Great Lakes regional executive vice-president Ryan Isaacs.