To succeed Timmons, who announced his retirement

Canal Insurance has appointed John Pollock as new president and CEO, he succeeds Charles ‘Chuck’ Timmons, Jr.

In his new role, Mr Pollock will serve as president and CEO of the organisation and its subsidiary, Canal Indemnity Company. Mr Pollock prior to joining the company, served as the president and CEO of Winterthur US Holdings from 2003 to 2007. Previously, he also served as president of General Casualty Insurance.

Mr Timmons has announced his retirement as president and CEO of the company. He joined the company in 1972 and was promoted to chief operating officer. He served as COO for over eight years, before his selection as president and CEO by board of directors. Over the last ten years, he has solidified Canal Insurance Company’s position as a commercial auto insurer.

Lansing Crane, board chair at Canal, said: The Timmons Family, Canal’s customers and all the Canal employees that Chuck cares so much about owe a great debt of gratitude to him for his many years of service and contribution to Canal’s success. Canal will remain a very special family business.

“Chuck’s character and talents as a businessman have helped build Canal into the Nation’s leading truck insurer. We’re all happy for Chuck and wish him the very best in his retirement. Fortunately, he will continue to be with us on the Canal Board, and we look forward to many years of continued contributions by Chuck to Canal’s people and its success.