Business information and related products and services provider

First American

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announced several promotions and strategic hires at its wholly owned European title insurance subsidiary,

First Title

.

The Santa Ana, Calif.-based company has named Phillip Oldcom, previously European underwriting director, as its chief executive of

First Title Insurance

, the principal subsidiary and insurance division of First Title. David Turschwell, previously UK underwriting director, has been promoted to European underwriting director for First Title Insurance. The company hired David Hawkins, formerly a director of global insurance broker

Willis UK

, as managing director of First Title.

Martin Loos, previously of global financial services company

ING

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, has been named First Title's European sales director, and Michael Wright, formerly of

Alliance & Leicester

bank, has been hired as UK sales director.

"We are truly pleased with the tremendous progress of our European operations and look forward with enthusiasm to the continued expansion of our products and services in that market," the company said.

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