Contract Bonds •
Contract Underwriting Teams •
DSM: E. Sipfle
Merchants' Team Approach
Our underwriting teams combine the knowledge and experience of a group of underwriters. Merchants' teams have a deep understanding of surety and the people who use it. Merchants' agents benefit from the innovative ideas, the quality decision-making, superior underwriting and first-class service that come with the team approach.
Leading our teams are the Assistant Vice Presidents, each with the experience and commitment to service you expect from Merchants Bonding Company.
Led by: Ed Sipfle
Assistant Vice President of Contract Underwriting
States: AR, CT, DE, IA, IL, MA, MD, ME, NC, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, TN, VA, VT, WV, IA
Ed, a graduate of Iowa State University, began his surety career with USF&G in 1988. Prior to that he worked with Old Republic Surety as the Iowa Nebraska Senior Field Underwriter and in the Des Moines regional office of The Insco Dico Group as a Senior Surety Underwriter in a 12-state territory. Ed served as President of the Surety Underwriters Association of Iowa in 1999 and has obtained his Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter and Associate in Fidelity an Surety Bonding designations.
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