Hastings Mutual Insurance Company Announces Timothy Bremer as Chief Information Officer and Bill Gregor as Vice President of Insurance Operations

Hastings Mutual Welcomes Two Officers to the Company's Executive Team in 2012

HASTINGS, MI--(Marketwire - Nov 28, 2012) - Hastings Mutual Insurance Company, an award-winning, regional Property/Casualty insurance carrier serving six Midwest states welcomes Timothy Bremer as Vice President, Chief Information Officer and Bill Gregor as Vice President of Insurance Operations.

Bremer started at Hastings Mutual in mid-October and has a history of proven success in insurance and information technology with more than 27 years of industry experience. Gregor, who joined Hastings Mutual in 1985, previously served the company as Assistant Vice President of Personal and Farm Lines, and has 35 years of insurance industry experience. 

"Both Tim and Bill are widely respected for their experience and contributions to the insurance industry," said Joe Babiak, president and CEO of Hastings Mutual. "We are pleased to welcome Tim to Hastings Mutual and Bill to our executive team."

Bremer comes to Hastings Mutual from Sun Prairie, Wisc. where he held several positions during his 25 year tenure at General Casualty Insurance Companies (QBE), most recently as the Vice President of Infrastructure and Operations. Bremer has participated as an industry expert at several conferences serving as a presenter at the PDS Technology Conference in 2011 and 2012, and as a client panelist at the Gartner Symposium in 2010.

"I look forward to leading Hastings Mutual's information technology division to enhance company productivity and ease of business for our independent agencies," said Bremer. "Our goal is to partner with the business in an effort to maintain consistent profitability and financial stability."

Bremer received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Computer Information Systems and a Master of Business Administration degree from Edgewood College in Madison, Wisc. In addition to his professional experience, he has served as a volunteer for Habitat for Humanity and as an assistant middle school basketball coach for many years.

Gregor, originally from Watervliet, Mich., has earned several insurance designations including CPCU and CIC, and obtained both a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration/Economics and Master of Business Administration degree from Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Mich. He also sits on the Board of Directors for National Independent Statistical Service (NISS) and is the past president of the Western Michigan Chapter of CPCU. 

"Hastings Mutual remains a financially strong company dedicated to providing high quality insurance products in the Midwest," said Gregor. "I am honored to lead the Insurance Operations division going forward as we continue our history of fulfilling the promises we make to policyholders and independent insurance agents."

About Hastings Mutual Insurance Company
Hastings Mutual Insurance Company is an award-winning, A. M. Best: A+ rated, regional Property Casualty insurance company. Hastings Mutual operates in the six Midwestern states of Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Ohio, and Wisconsin. The company, based in Hastings, Michigan, was founded in 1885. Hastings Mutual writes commercial, farm, and personal lines business through a network of independent insurance agents. For more information about Hastings Mutual visit the company website at www.hastingsmutual.com or find them on Facebook and Twitter.

Contact Information:

Amanda Harrison
Hastings Mutual Insurance Company
404 E. Woodlawn Ave.
Hastings MI 49058
Phone: (269) 948-1588
Email address: aharrison@hastingsmutual.com

Timothy Bremer, Vice President - Chief Information Officer at Hastings Mutual Bill Gregor, Vice President of Insurance Operations at Hastings Mutual