UPDATED ON: Monday, May 14, 2012
The Economical Insurance Group:
Michael Gagnier, BComm,
Senior Vice-President and Chief Information Officer
From The Globe and Mail
Karen Gavan, president and chief executive officer of The Economical Insurance Group, is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Gagnier as Senior Vice-President and Chief Information Officer.
Michael brings considerable skills and leadership experience in the fields of process re-engineering and organizational design and technology to Economical, as the company sustains profitable growth and prepares to be the first Canadian property and casualty insurer to demutualize.
Michael most recently served as Executive Vice-President, Sales, with MD Management. Previously, Michael was vice-president and chief information officer with MD Management, leading the organizationís successful technology transformation. Michael has held executive level IT positions with Cott Corporation, Citigroup and Indigo Books and Music.
He holds an honours bachelor of commerce degree from Carleton University.
The Economical Insurance Group is one of the leading home, auto and commercial insurers in Canada, with $1.7 billion in premiums and $4.6 billion in assets. It comprises The Economical Mutual Insurance Company, including Western General; Federation Insurance Company of Canada; The Missisquoi Insurance Company; Perth Insurance Company; Waterloo Insurance Company; and Westmount Financial, including Family Insurance Solutions Inc. Based in Waterloo, this Canadian-owned and operated company services the insurance needs of more than one million customers through 19 branches and service offices across the country.