HCC Insurance Holdings, a specialty insurance group, has appointed Frank Pedicini and Frank Argondizzo to lead the company's new technical property division based in New York.

Pedicini and Argondizzo together have over 52 years of experience in underwriting technical property risk at companies such as Starr Technical Risks Agency and ACE.

HCC has said that the technical property division will further expand the company’s specialty focus by extending its underwriting activities more deeply into the onshore energy, utility, chemical and heavy manufacturing industries.

HCC Insurance Holdings has offices across the US and in the UK, Spain and Ireland. HCC specializes in diversified financial products; group life, accident and health; aviation; London market account; and other specialty lines of business.