Zurich has named Greg Maguire as director of customer and distribution management for the company's global corporate in North America unit, effective January 1, 2008.

In this newly created position, Mr Maguire will oversee all of global corporate marketing and relationship management activities in North America. He will work with all global corporate and North America commercial units, including risk engineering and claims, to ensure Zurich is pursuing a cohesive go-to-market approach in its relationships with distributors and customers.

Mr Maguire currently serves as executive vice president and director of Zurich’s global corporate property unit in North America. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Rutgers College, New Brunswick Campus.

Mario Vitale, CEO of Zurich global corporate in North America, said: I am truly excited about Greg’s moving into a position I envision as central to the success of our strategies in the months and years ahead. His record of accomplishments heading up our property operation demonstrates that he is, indeed, the right person for this crucial role.