ATLANTA, Sept. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Specialty insurer Assurant Solutions today announces the appointment of Shawn Marcotte as chief operating officer and vice president of International Operations. Marcotte will report to Mike Anderson, president of Assurant Solutions International, and lead operations including process improvement and strategic relationships. His role will also include providing strategic direction for information technology initiatives for Assurant Solutions in 13 countries across the globe.
Adept at both strategic planning and tactical execution, Marcotte brings a wealth of supply chain, logistics, planning and quality experience in industries including wireless and telecommunications. Most recently, he served as Latin America operations director at Brightstar, a global services company serving mobile device manufacturers, wireless operators and retailers.
"Shawn's global experience in diverse industries, track record for operational excellence and leadership abilities made him the right person for this position," said Mike Anderson, president of Assurant Solutions International. "Shawn's expertise will help us increase efficiency and improve our operational performance as we strategically grow our international operations."Marcotte holds a Master of Science in strategic studies from United States Army War College and is a member of the United States Army Reserves. He speaks English, Spanish and Portuguese. About Assurant SolutionsAssurant Solutions businesses develop, underwrite, market and administer specialty insurance, extended service contracts and other risk management solutions through collaborative relationships with leading financial institutions, retailers, wireless carriers, manufacturers and other entities. With operations in 25 locations, including executive offices in Atlanta, Ga., Assurant Solutions serves clients and their customers in countries throughout North America, the Caribbean, Latin America, Europe and Asia. www.assurantsolutions.com Assurant Solutions is part of Assurant, a premier provider of specialized insurance products and related services in North America and select worldwide markets. Assurant, a Fortune 500 company and a member of the S&P 500, is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol AIZ. Assurant has approximately $27 billion in assets and $8 billion in annual revenue. www.assurant.com SOURCE Assurant Solutions