Former Zurich boss Bob Piller to run IronSelect.

Bermuda-based Ironshore has announced that Bob Piller has joined as president of IronSelect, a newly created Excess Casualty facility.

IronSelect will write excess umbrella casualty for mid-sized commercial risks such as manufacturing accounts, retail and wholesale operations, and contractors.

Piller will report to Greg Flood, CEO of Ironshore Holdings (U.S.) Inc., and will be responsible for building and expanding the IronSelect platform and product suite, located at Ironshore's New York office.

Piller spent 10 years at Zurich North America Insurance Company where he was a senior vice president responsible for six territories underwriting excess casualty business, including Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Nashville.

Prior to Zurich, he served as vice president at Odyssey Reinsurance Corporation overseeing the Casualty Facultative branch operations. Before joining Odyssey, he established and directed the Casualty Facultative Division of Continental Reinsurance Corporation.

Greg Flood said: "Hiring Bob is definitely a big win for Ironshore as we expand into the excess casualty arena. We're happy to have found such a knowledgeable professional to establish and manage the new IronSelect unit.

"IronSelect is a logical extension of our existing niche specialty businesses and further adds to Ironshore's product diversification.

"With more than 30 years of experience in the underwriting and management of Excess Casualty portfolios, Bob brings extensive underwriting and distribution knowledge as we establish this important capability in North America."