SOURCE: Quality Planning Corp.

April 12, 2007 06:00 ET

Quality Planning Corporation Expands Sales Force

Michael West and Gerry Kolb Board to Forge Close Relationships With Midwestern and Eastern Auto Insurers

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 12, 2007 -- Quality Planning Corporation (QPC), the Rating Integrity Solutions Company, announced the appointment of two sales executives as the company continues to see increased demand for its data analytics services. Michael T. West joins QPC as director of strategic accounts, located in QPC's San Francisco headquarters; Michael G. (Gerry) Kolb joins as regional sales executive, and will be based in Norcross, Georgia. Both will report to Mike Hallenberger, vice president of sales and marketing.

West will spearhead QPC's sales and business activities in the North East region, including direct responsibility for the numerous auto insurance companies in that region. West comes to QPC from ClaimIQ of San Francisco, a provider of decision support software and services for auto carriers, where he was regional sales director. Prior to that, he was a business development executive for ADP Medical Claims Services.

Kolb will head up sales activities in the Midwest and South East region, with a focus on managing relationships with QPC's existing carrier-customers in these regions as well as developing new business opportunities. Kolb was most recently senior vice president at Injury Sciences of San Antonio, Texas. He has nearly 30 years of sales and marketing experience in the P&C industry, with 10 of these spent with The Travelers and Prudential organizations in various capacities.

"We are seeing a significant increase in interest for our customer-centric analytic products and services as auto insurers of all sizes seek to better understand and quantify risk," said Mike Hallenberger, vice president of sales and marketing at QPC. "Michael and Gerry will be key assets as we continue our aggressive growth plans."

Rating integrity and competitive advantage

QPC's Rating Integrity Solution™ offers auto insurers a comprehensive approach to managing their book of business by identifying and recovering premium leakage. Once rating integrity has been achieved, QPC provides services and support to maintain rating integrity. QPC's premium-recovery tools improve auto insurers' top-line results. Insurers can minimize general rate hikes by collecting accurate premiums for the risk, and fine-tune their rating plans based on accurate rating data, giving them a distinct strategic and competitive advantage.

About Quality Planning Corporation

A member of the ISO family of companies, Quality Planning Corporation (QPC), is focused exclusively on providing decision integrity solutions to the insurance industry. QPC works with insurance companies to identify areas of significant premium leakage through sophisticated database management, statistical analysis and modeling, customized survey design, and highly targeted customer interaction. QPC was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in San Francisco. For more information, visit http://www.qualityplanning.com.

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