When Expertise Matters

Our experienced staff entertains unique and complex exposures and hard-to-place accounts, providing our broker partners a single resource to place a multitude of exposures.

Manufacturing & Products

Vela recognizes the importance of transparent and comprehensive forms and our seasoned underwriting team can proactively craft solutions for unique and unusual risks. We have in-depth expertise in providing coverages for manufacturing industries that utilize cutting-edge technology, start-up operations, and product importers. We excel in structuring coverage for discontinued products and completed operations, IBNR (Incurred But Not Reported), blemished or hard-to-place risks, and conversion from Claims Made to Occurrence (NOSE coverage).

hard to place insurance manufacturing & products image hard to place insurance manufacturing & products image

Service-Oriented

Vela’s Specialty Casualty market segment provides coverage for service-oriented businesses. Our focus is on those businesses that provide services or perform specialized work, such as installation, repair, maintenance, calibration, testing or monitoring. While this is a very broad and diverse sector, our targeted classes are those service providers that cater to specialty clients with more unique needs. This business falls into categories that include:

  • Installation, Calibration, Maintenance, Service or Repair
  • Logistics and Transportation Services
  • Equipment Rental (without operators)
  • Miscellaneous Services
Service-Oriented Specialty Casualty Insurance image Service-Oriented Specialty Casualty Insurance image

Vela’s Specialty Casualty Insurance Solutions

Coverage Capabilities

  • Territory - all US states and worldwide product coverage; Canadian exposures considered upon eligibility
  • Primary Limits- $1,000,000/$2,000,000 or $2,000,000/$4,000,000
  • Excess Limits- up to $5,000,000
Vela’s Specialty Casualty Insurance Solutions Vela’s Specialty Casualty Insurance Solutions

Industry Opportunities

Manufacturers/Products

  • Consumer Products
  • Automotive Products
  • Electrical Equipment
  • Food Products
  • Machinery Metal Goods
  • Plastic and Rubber Goods
  • Sporting Goods
  • Pools
  • Valves

Service-Oriented

  • Industrial Machinery and Equipment
  • Vehicle Repairs
  • Truckers
  • Warehousing and Storage
  • Machinery and Equipment Rental
  • Durable Medical Equipment Rental
  • Vacant Land and Idle Plants
  • Solar Farms and Alternative Energy Systems and Providers
  • Refrigeration and Cold Storage Facilities
  • X-Ray, CT Scan, and MRI Service and Installation

Specialty Casualty Recent Wins

  • Seasonal Cotton Ginning Operation, includes an Excess policy, $31,500, TX
  • Specified Ops – Equipment Rental Without Operators, $78,000, TX
  • Repair of Hydraulics and Cylinders, $14,520, CO
  • Trailer Repairs, $37,756, MA
  • Manufacture/Distributor of Modular Units, $16,980, CA
  • Assembling & Sales of Turntable & Pallet Wrappers, $12,000, FL
  • Distributor/Manufacturer of Activated Carbon or Filtration Equipment, $87,998, NJ
  • Manufacturer of Turbomachinery Controls Systems, Including Turbines, Compressors and Generators, For the Power and Process Industries, $61,875, TX
  • Repairs Rubber Tire Gantry Cranes, $7,500, GA
  • Concrete Products Mfg, $25,476, ME
  • Products & Completed Operations Only – Auto Salvage yard – Used Auto Parts, $9,809, IN
  • Manufacturer of Water Trucks and Water Tanks, $9,975, OR
  • Propane Dealer/Distribution, $23,976, UT
  • Manufacturing of Portable Storage Buildings, $10,000, KY
  • Grain Farming Operations, $9,000, IA
  • Manufacturer of Liquid Plant Food, $12,500, GA
  • Trucking and Warehousing, $18,010, MA
  • Electronics manufacturer, $16,380, AZ
be in the know be in the know

Specialty Casualty Team

JOSEPH RUGNETTA, ARM

JOSEPH RUGNETTA, ARM

Senior Vice President, Specialty Casualty National Market Segment Executive

SARAH ALEXANDER, CRIS, MRIS

SARAH ALEXANDER, CRIS, MRIS

Associate Underwriter

FRANK E. CAPACCIO, ASLI, AIS, CRIS

FRANK E. CAPACCIO, ASLI, AIS, CRIS

Assistant Vice President

JOHN CONTRERAS

JOHN CONTRERAS

Executive Underwriter

JIM FALEY

JIM FALEY

Vice President

DEAN HUNTZINGER, CRIS

DEAN HUNTZINGER, CRIS

Assistant Vice President

JOAN KAMHOLZ, CRIS

JOAN KAMHOLZ, CRIS

Executive Underwriter

ANOM LANE, ACAS

ANOM LANE, ACAS

Executive Underwriter

MICHAEL MCGIRR, CRIS

MICHAEL MCGIRR, CRIS

Underwriter

KATHIE M. OLSON, CPCU, CRIS, ERIS

KATHIE M. OLSON, CPCU, CRIS, ERIS

Executive Underwriter

WILLIAM J. SCHNEIDER, ARM

WILLIAM J. SCHNEIDER, ARM

Vice President

TODD L. STOTZ, CPCU

TODD L. STOTZ, CPCU

Vice President

FAQs

Our Esteemed Affiliations