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Volante Canada delivers a range of insurance products designed to support the country’s industrial heartland. We offer robust coverage that provides insureds with the risk security to move their business forward. Our products include CGL, Umbrella, Excess and Wrap up polices as solutions to our insureds needs.

Working in close collaboration with specialist brokers, each product we develop represents our strong working knowledge of core industries including construction, manufacturing, mining and forestry.

Our market-leading capacity helps protect businesses in multiple sectors, spanning activities in Canada as well as US-related sales:

Construction – working with trades and associations, our strong relationships with brokers across the sector ensure highly tailored solutions sector-wide

Forestry – offering comprehensive coverage across the business-critical risks facing the forestry industry across Canada, our coverage can also span sales of linear lumber and wood products into the US

Manufacturing – we provide comprehensive coverage across the manufacturing sector, supporting companies in multiple industries and offering cover for US exports

Projects – we support the strong pipeline of construction projects taking place across Canada, delivering comprehensive solutions built on our extensive underwriting experience and ground-level knowledge

Prospectors and junior mining – a critical component of the Canadian economy, we provide bespoke products designed specifically to support mining activities in the initial development stages, as well as operational mines.

Utilities – providing a range of relevant products built to meet the unique risk requirements of the electricity, gas and water sectors with the flexibility to respond to changing market dynamics

As a multi-line insurer, Volante Canada can also extend its coverage options into complementary lines of business. Our specialist teams can develop umbrella programs that also span commercial property and auto fleet products.

 

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The Volante Canada Team

Richard Newman

Managing Director, Commercial General Liability

Volante Canada Limited

Biography

Richard Newman

Managing Director, Commercial General Liability

Volante Canada Limited

With over 20 years of casualty market experience, including 16 years in the Canadian insurance market, Richard is a veteran of the sector.

His technical underwriting expertise and ability to achieve profitable growth have helped him secure senior positions with international carriers in the Canadian market. Most recently, Richard was Underwriting Manager for Casualty and Auto at QBE in Canada and was also a North American Liability Practice Group Leader at Allianz.

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Rob Tsai

Managing Director, Property

Volante Canada Limited

Biography

Rob Tsai

Managing Director, Property

Volante Canada Limited

Robert has over 14 years of experience in property insurance in the Canadian market, working across virtually every major industry sector. His expertise also extends to facultative reinsurance.

During his extensive career he has held numerous senior positions at firms including FM Global, QBE and most recently Swiss Re, where he was a Senior Property Facultative Underwriter. He has established a strong track record in building and maintaining successful client relationships and has secured an extensive client network.

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Steve Vandriel

Managing Director, Auto

Volante Canada Limited

Biography

Steve Vandriel

Managing Director, Auto

Volante Canada Limited

Steve is a vastly experienced senior underwriter in the fleet and commercial auto sector, having worked in the Canadian automobile market for over 29 years.

He has held numerous leadership roles and has been responsible for the establishment of new auto teams at a number of insurance carriers. Previous companies have included Zurich Allianz, Aviva Canada and most recently Berkshire Hathaway where he played a central role in setting up the Canadian auto division for BHSI Canada.

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