Assurant Inc.'s solar group has appointed David Smith senior product manager. In this position, he will develop insurance products and services to reduce project risks for solar developers, owners and lending institutions.
A professional with more than 35 years of experience in the commercial property-casualty insurance industry, Smith has worked with a variety of renewable enterprises, including manufacturers of inverters, solar panels and concentrated solar energy systems, providing risk management advice.
Before joining Assurant, he served as the program director for PowerGuard Specialty Insurance Services, developing warranty insurance programs for solar equipment and wind turbine manufacturers. Prior to that role, he was the chief operating officer at Commodore Insurance.
Smith also has held senior leadership roles in underwriting and business development at Fireman's Fund Insurance Co., rising to the rank of regional underwriting executive during 20 years of service.