Affirmative Insurance Holdings, a distributor and producer of non-standard personal automobile insurance policies, has appointed Gary Kusumi as executive vice president and president of each of the company's five insurance company subsidiaries.

Most recently, Mr Kusumi served as president and CEO of GMAC Insurance’s Personal Lines business. He also served as an executive vice president in the Great American Insurance organization, and also spent around ten years at Progressive in a variety of senior managerial positions.

Kevin Callahan, chairman of board and CEO at Affirmative, said: “Gary’s extensive personal lines auto insurance experience will provide our company with an immediate competitive advantage in the nonstandard auto insurance marketplace.

“In addition, his breadth of experience should help Affirmative tremendously in developing strategic growth opportunities as the nonstandard auto insurance business continues its consolidation in the coming years.”