To put its marine insurance experience closer to their clients, agents and brokers, the Marine insurance unit at XL Group plc (NYSE: XL) announced additional underwriting appointments further establishing its inland marine field operation. XL’s new Inland Marine Field team includes Michael Perrotti, Senior Vice President, Marine Field Operations based in Cleveland, Ken Mueller, Regional Vice President in Atlanta, and Ryan Faris, Marine Underwriter in New York. According to Richard DeSimone, President of XL’s US Ocean and Inland Marine unit, “New York, Cleveland and Atlanta are key trading hubs. With these appointments, we’re putting our inland marine underwriting expertise out in our key markets and in closer proximity to our clients. Now, brokers and businesses in these regions have direct access to XL’s local underwriting expertise which can also tap into our global insurance network as they need it.” Perrotti joins XL from Zurich North America where he managed the expansion of the company’s Inland Marine and Marine Property & Casualty business. With close to two decades experience, he has held home office and field management marine underwriting positions with The Hartford Insurance Group, Travelers, and the Atlantic Mutual Companies. Perrotti is a graduate of St. John’s University School of Insurance and holds the Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) and Associate Marine Insurance Management (AMIM) designations. Mueller arrives at XL from Travelers where, as Regional Vice President, he was responsible for managing the company’s inland marine business in its southeast region which included Florida, Georgia, and Alabama. During his 20-plus years in the marine industry, he held various underwriting and management positions with Atlantic Mutual Companies and Crum & Forster. Mueller is a graduate of Texas Tech University.