Tuesday, September 1, 2009

BenchStrength International Names Experienced Industry CEO, Peter Presland, Chairman of the Board

BenchStrength International (BSI), a technology consulting organization dedicated to improving the operations and results of the insurance industry, today announced that Peter Presland has been named the company's Chairman of the Board. With over 35 years in the insurance and technology industries, Presland offers a wealth of experience to assist BenchStrength in achieving its planned growth and global expansion goals.

"BenchStrength is a first-class organization with a clear vision and impressive insurance domain expertise. I am proud to be counted among such a great team of professionals, and I look forward to my new role as Chairman," said Peter Presland. "BSI has earned a solid industry reputation by delivering right-skilled individuals and teams focused on providing successful and cost effective technology related services to many of the world's largest insurance companies."

Mr. Presland has served in Chairman and advisory positions with a number of organizations. In addition to his most recent Chairman positions with Safe Computing Limited, Vocalink Holdings Limited, and Total Objects Limited, Presland was also a key advisor to the CEO and a Non-executive Director for Ceridian Europe. Earlier in his career, Presland was the founding CEO and later Chairman of Rebus Group PLC, at the time a leading provider of software and related services to the insurance market. Presland spent 17 years at first as CFO and then CEO of C.E. Heath PLC, a major international insurance group.

"I am pleased to announce the appointment of Peter as our new Chairman. He brings an impressive record of success having been involved with both insurance and technology companies at the highest levels," noted Gavin Hunter, President and founder of BenchStrength International. "I've had the pleasure of working with Peter in the past and have great respect for his deep industry knowledge and expertise."

Hunter added, "BenchStrength has enjoyed significant success and we believe that now is the time for us to take the next step in our growth and maturation as a company. I look forward to Peter's contribution and his leadership to help us achieve and exceed our planned goals for growth and continued worldwide expansion."

About BenchStrength International

Headquartered in Rhode Island with offices in London, Canada and Bermuda, BenchStrength International (BSI) is a technology consulting organization dedicated to improving the operations and results of the insurance and reinsurance industry by streamlining business processes and working closely with its customers to determine, optimize and deliver their objectives. BSI customers range from carriers and brokers to the vendors that support them. BSI's consulting engagements cover all aspects of the sector from strategic consulting on both business and technology through to the full lifecycle of insurance operations from front-office activities to underwriting, policy administration, claims, accounting, business insurance, document management and work-flow solutions. For additional information contact BSI at: USA - (401) 709-4449 / UK -- 0203 178 6255 or visit www.benchstrength.com.

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