Portland, ME – The MEMIC Group has announced the promotion of Matthew Harmon to Senior Vice President of Claims and Karl Siegfried to Senior Vice President of Loss Control and Safety Services.
Siegfried joined MEMIC in 1998 as an ergonomist in the Loss Control Department after more than a decade in the safety and health field at General Dynamics’ shipbuilder Bath Iron Works. He was later promoted to Director of Loss Control and in 2010 was promoted to Assistant Vice President of Loss Control and Safety Services for The MEMIC Group, where he oversees all loss control operations including its safety training and customer service efforts.
With more than 20 years of claims experience, Harmon will oversee all claim-related activities for The MEMIC Group in his new role as Senior Vice President of Claims. He replaces John F. Marr who is retiring after 22 years of service with MEMIC. Harmon was previously promoted to Director of MEMIC Indemnity Claim Operations in 2005, where he was responsible for overseeing all claim-related activities at MEMIC Indemnity Company, and Vice President of Claims in 2014.
Harmon graduated from the University of Maine in 1993 and shortly thereafter began his insurance career when he was hired by MEMIC as a claim handler trainee. In 1996, Harmon left MEMIC to pursue an opportunity at General Dynamics’ shipbuilder Bath Iron Works, working in a self-insured setting. After gaining valuable experience handling claims under the Longshore Act, he returned to MEMIC in 1999 as a Compensation Specialist, joined the fledgling MEMIC Indemnity claim team in 2000 and assumed the role of Regional Claim Manager for MEMIC Indemnity Company in 2002, relocating from Maine to New Hampshire.
Siegfried is a Certified Ergonomics Compliance Director and has earned a Master of Science in Occupational Safety and Health from Columbia Southern University. He has formal training in ergonomics from the Harvard School of Public Health, University of Michigan and National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). In addition, he is co-chair of the Ergo Cup competition at the Applied Ergonomics Conference.