PALM BEACH, FL--(Marketwired - Jul 12, 2013) -  Polonious Investigation Management Systems (Polonious), premier providers of special investigative unit (SIU) and investigation management systems, is pleased to announce industry veteran and claims expert, Gary LaFond has joined the company as Vice President of Sales and Marketing.

Polonious has a strong presence in the insurance industry already with clients across all tiers, and LaFond's extensive experience in the areas of claims, fraud, workflow and process improvement will enhance the company's existing relationships. Additionally, LaFond's network of contacts and expertise, gained through leadership positions with Detica NetReveal (a division of BAE Systems), Adaptik, BlueWave Technology (recently acquired by Cover-All), Scene Genesis (acquired by Mitchell International), and ADP Claims Services Group (now AudaExplore), will help Polonious expand market presence and awareness of the company's products and services throughout the industry. 

"Gary has a strong knowledge of the pain points for property and casualty insurance companies around claims management, fraud and investigation management already," said Rick Shepherd, president of Polonious. "His ability to hit the ground running in this position will bring a new depth to our existing client relationships and will reinforce for companies who are considering working with us that we are knowledgeable about their businesses and their needs for the future."

In his new position, LaFond will be directly responsible for the sales and marketing efforts for Polonious, as well as for the positioning of the company as an industry leader in the areas of claims and case management, fraud identification, and investigation management. He will manage and coordinate efforts to further solidify Polonious' position as a premier provider of investigation management solutions for insurance organizations, special investigative units (SIUs), law enforcement and investigation entities. 

Polonious' services and solutions improve cycle times by identifying bottlenecks in the insurance claim cycle, while improving vendor management and positively impacting outcomes. Polonious uses its systems and industry expertise to help insurers, investigation firms and law enforcement operationalize fraud and criminal investigations. 

More information about Polonious' investigation services and case management solutions can be accessed via the company website at

About Polonius Investigation Management Systems (Polonious)
Polonious Investigations Management Systems was established in 2004 by Alastair Steel and Stuart Guthrie, who combined have more than five decades of experience in software design and development, process improvement, law enforcement and insurance fraud investigations. Polonious Investigation Management System (PIMS) was created to meet a need for software solutions focused on case and incident management in the insurance and investigation industries. Since 2004, PIMS has been implemented in over 50 organizations around the globe with varied business processes and requirements from large insurance carriers to small forensic teams. Polonious Investigations Management Systems global headquarters is located in Sydney Australia and operates a North American Headquarters in Palm Beach FL. For more information about Polonious, please contact Gary LaFond, VP of Sales & Marketing at or visit the company website at

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