Siegfried Promoted to Assistant VP for Loss Control and Safety
PORTLAND, Maine, January 25, 2010 – Karl Siegfried has been promoted to the post of Assistant Vice President, Loss Control and Safety Services for The MEMIC Group.
Siegfried continues to oversee all of the MEMIC Group's loss control operations, including its safety training and customer service efforts.
Siegfried joined MEMIC in August 1998 as an ergonomist in the Loss Control Department. He developed the company's approach to this emerging area of risk and earned a reputation as an outstanding trainer. He was later promoted to Director of Loss Control and, in addition to directing ergonomic programs, led the company's safety effort at its Manchester, NH-based subsidiary, MEMIC Indemnity Company.
Siegfried came to MEMIC after more than a decade in the safety and health field at Bath Iron Works. During that time, he helped BIW become known for its programs in ergonomics in the shipbuilding industry.
Siegfried is a Certified Ergonomics Compliance Director and has earned a Bachelor of Science degree 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 NIOSH. In addition, Karl is a co-presenter at the Advanced Ergonomic Institute held by the University of Southern Maine (USM) and led the development of the Northern New England ErgoSymposium in partnership with USM.
Specializing in workers' compensation insurance, MEMIC insures more than 20,000 employers and their estimated 200,000 employees. Based in the Northeast, MEMIC is the leading workers' compensation insurer in Maine through Maine Employers Mutual Insurance Company which is rated A (Excellent) by A.M. Best. The company is the parent of MEMIC Indemnity Company, rated A (Excellent) by A.M. Best, with offices in Manchester, NH; Glastonbury, CT; and Albany, NY. MEMIC Indemnity Company is licensed to write workers' compensation in 45 states plus the District of Columbia.