Republic Companies, a provider of personal and commercial property and casualty insurance products, has appointed Joseph Mattingly as the company's new president and chief executive officer, effective 12 March 2012.

Prior to joining Republic, Mattingly worked at Meadowbrook Insurance Group as senior vice president of Insurance Operations since 2006 and as president of Insurance Companies.

Mattingly said he intends to build on Republic’s strategy of improving products and strengthening pricing, underwriting and technology to help its agents provide customers with the best possible solution while achieving sustained profitability.

With 31 years of experience, he started as an underwriter and later assumed a range of management and operational responsibilities covering underwriting, claims, business development, marketing, IT and reinsurance.

A wholly owned subsidiary of Delek Finance US, Republic provides commercial property and casualty insurance products to individuals and small to medium-size businesses through a network of independent agents in Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Mississippi and Arkansas, US.