Pioneer Taps McAbee to Launch Ocean Marine Division in Washington

Pioneer Underwriters has added Zach McAbee as head of ocean marine.

McAbee is based in Seattle, Wash. and reports to Gene Hinman, chief executive officer of Pioneer’s U.S. operation.

The new division under McAbee will underwrite Hull/P&I and primary & excess marine liability, initially focusing on the north-west region of the US.

McAbee has two decades of experience in the ocean marine sector, most recently as Head of Ocean Marine at Crum & Forster, where he launched an ocean marine department and opened and staffed three offices in New York, Houston and Seattle. Prior to this, Zach was vice president of ocean marine for the Midwest Region at Liberty International. He began his career as an Ocean Marine Underwriter with Travelers.

Pioneer Underwriters has offices in the U.K., the U.S. and Switzerland.