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Canal Insurance names CFO

Staff Report
Published April 25, 2012

Greenville-based Canal Insurance Co. has named John N. DiBlanda senior vice president and CFO. DiBlanda has more than 30 years of experience in the insurance industry and has served in executive positions at Delos Insurance, Gallagher Re, Centre Reinsurance and KPMG.

He most recently served as executive vice president, COO and CFO at Valiant Insurance Group, the U.S. operations of the Bermuda-based Ariel Holdings Ltd., in New York. At Valiant, DiBlanda directed the creation of a scalable insurance organization including a broadly licensed admitted company as well as a surplus lines company.

"We are extremely pleased to welcome John as senior vice president and chief financial officer, and I am confident that we found the best person for this critical position," said Canal President and CEO David Firstenberg. "John brings the combination of financial expertise and insurance industry experience that will enable Canal to build on its tremendous history and recent achievements to help write the next chapter in a unique success story."

Established in 1939, Canal Insurance Co. is an insurer of commercial trucking operations.

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