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Board of Directors Announces Officer Promotions

August 1, 2007 - The Board of Directors of Custard Insurance Adjuster’s Inc. announced today the promotions of several key employees to officer positions.

Dean Pasquale Named Senior Vice President
Dean Pasquale joined CIA in December, 1995 as an adjuster out of Custard’s Cleveland, OH office and was promoted to Branch Manager of that location in April, 1997. In October of the same year he was promoted to Regional Manager with responsibility over operations in Northern Kentucky, Western Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Ohio. His many accomplishments as Regional Manager lead to the promotion to his most recent position of District Manager and Vice President. In this role, Pasquale successfully lead the management of the company’s North Central District with responsibility over N. Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, Ohio and Wisconsin.

“Dean has proven to be an outstanding leader throughout his 12 year career with Custard and his background will serve him well in this important new position. His results-driven approach has been an asset to our company and we look forward to his continued success”, states Robert Soby, Chief Executive Officer.

Pasquale can be reached at Custard’s Cleveland, OH office located at:
5339 Ridge Road
Suite 202
Cleveland , OH 44129
Phone (440) 888-6007
Fax (440) 888-6009
 

Belinda Clay Promoted to Controller/Vice President
Effective July 1, Belinda Clay assumed full responsibility for Accounting and Payroll in her new position as Controller/Vice President. Clay began working at CIA in 1993 in the company’s Accounts Receivable Department before being promoted to Accounting Manager in 1996. Clay’s accounting expertise and management skills earned her the promotion to Assistant Controller in 2000 followed by her appointment to Assistant Vice President in 2003.

“Belinda’s consistent performance and dedication throughout the years has been a significant asset to the financial operations of our company. We are confident that she will be very successful in her new position”, stated Pamela State, Executive Vice President.

Clay can be reached in Custard’s Corporate Headquarters located at:
4875 Avalon Ridge Parkway
Norcross , GA 30071
Phone – (770) 368-3369
Fax – (770) 363-3375


Mark Taylor Appointed Assistant Vice President
Taylor served as Branch Manager of CIA’s Dallas/Ft. Worth office from 1996 until his promotion to Regional Manager in 2002. Since his appointment to Regional Manager, Taylor has consistently worked to develop his region with the opening of three new branch offices in Louisiana and Texas and through the acquisition of an additional location in Fayetteville, AK.

“Mark’s consistent eleven year track record of providing excellent customer service and strong financial results along with his positive upbeat leadership style makes him a strong asset to Custard’s management team. He is well deserving of the promotion to Assistant Vice President,” states Charlie Peek, District Manager and Senior Vice President.

Taylor can be reached in his Texas office located at:
219A Hubbard Drive
Heath , TX 75032
Phone – (469) 698-0181
Fax – (972) 722-4984


Alan Cooper Promoted to Assistant Vice President
Alan Cooper joined Custard in September, 2001 as a Regional Manager for New York and Northern New Jersey. When he was hired, Custard had one branch office operating in New York. Through Cooper’s successful leadership of the region over the last six years, the region has experienced exceptional growth and now offers adjusting services out of seven branch locations throughout the state of New York.

“Alan has done an outstanding job in leading the growth and development of his North Eastern Region and is well deserving of the promotion to Assistant Vice President. We are confident that this region will continue to thrive under Alan’s exceptional direction,” states Michael Arendt, District Manager and Senior Vice President.

Cooper can be reached at Custard’s New Paltz, NY office located at:
40 Sunset Ridge
Suite 240
New Paltz, NY 12561
Phone (854) 255-9797
Fax (845) 255-9029


Teresa McKenzie Promoted to Assistant Vice President
Bringing 10 years of previous payroll experience with her, Teresa joined Custard’s Payroll Department in 1993 as a payroll clerk and in a short period of time became the company’s Benefits Coordinator. In March 2001, Teresa was promoted to Payroll Supervisor where she has successfully lead in the management of the company’s payroll and benefits operations.

“Teresa’s experience and knowledge have proven to be a strong asset to Custard and we can count on exceptional service from her department,” stated Belinda Clay, CIA Controller.

McKenzie can be reached in the Atlanta Corporate Office at:
4875 Avalon Ridge Parkway
Norcross , GA 30071
Phone – (770) 263-6800
Fax - (770) 368-3375


About Custard
Custard Insurance Adjusters, Inc. is one of the largest independent loss adjusting companies in North America. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, Custard has over 600 employees and 240 offices serving the U.S. and Puerto Rico. The company is the largest, privately held adjusting company offering true multi-line services that include casualty, liability and property claims management as well as personal and commercial transportation services. Custard's specialty divisions also provide services in the areas of third party administration, catastrophe, environmental, international, investigation, litigation, subrogation, marine, and warranty & inspection services.

News Contact:
Susan Meadows
Custard Insurance Adjusters, Inc.
smeadows@custard.com

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