John DiBlanda Named CFO of Canal Insurance Company

Canal-Insurance-new-CFOCanal Insurance is happy to welcome John N. DiBlanda as its new Chief Financial Officer. Mr. DiBlanda has more than 30 years experience in the insurance industry and has served in executive positions at Delos Insurance, Gallagher Re, Centre Reinsurance and KPMG. Prior to accepting the position at Canal, DiBlanda was Executive Vice President and Chief Operating/Financial Officer at Valiant Insurance Group, the US Operations of the Bermuda based Ariel Holdings Ltd., in New York. While at Valiant, DiBlanda directed the creation of a scalable insurance organization including a broadly licensed admitted company, as well as, a surplus lines company which included the development of all processes, procedures, controls and roles/positions.

“We are extremely pleased to welcome John as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, and I am confident that Canal found the best person for this critical position,” said David Firstenberg, president and CEO of Canal. “John brings the combination of financial expertise and insurance industry experience that will enable Canal to build on its tremendous history and recent achievements to help write the next chapter in a unique success story.”