Liberty International Underwriters, part of Liberty Mutual Insurance, has appointed Robert Capicchioni to Vice President, in charge of its U.S. Railroad product line. Mr. Capicchioni will be based in LIU’s New York office and report to Diana Cossetti, head of LIU U.S. Casualty.

"With his commitment to LIU and the Casualty group over the last 14 years, Rob has made a significant impact on the product line’s performance. As a proven leader with strong broker relationships and a deep understanding of the railroad segment, he brings the perfect combination of skills needed to build this successful book of business," said Diana Cossetti.

Previously, Mr. Capicchioni was Underwriting Manager in LIU’s Casualty group. In his new role, Mr. Capicchioni will be responsible for overseeing underwriting, overall product development and performance of the U.S.

Railroad portfolio, which targets freight, passenger and contractor railroads, railcar lessors and lessees, suppliers, service providers and product manufacturers, and includes:

Railroad liability, including railroad protective liability

Railroad property

Comprehensive general liability

Part of Liberty Mutual Insurance, Liberty International Underwriters (LIU) distributes global specialty lines products and services exclusively through the independent broker network worldwide to insure specialized risk in most countries in the world.

From New York to Melbourne, LIU maintains underwriting consistency that leverages substantial global capacity while giving its underwriters broad local authority to deliver creative solutions that genuinely add value.