AmGUARD Insurance Company
Berkshire Hathaway GUARD P.O. Box A-H Wilkes-Barre, PA 18703
Our Specialty: Commercial property and casualty accounts (particularly small- to medium-sized businesses); Workers' Compensation coverage nationwide and complementary Businessowner's, Commercial Umbrella, Commercial Auto, and Disability policies in a rapidly expanding number of select states Our Services: Full range of underwriting, loss control, billing, and claims value-added services provided that help policyholders realize the full benefit of their coverage . . . in the easiest possible way
Chief Operating Officer & Executive VP
Chief Operating Officer Carl Witkowski joined the organization in 1996 after working for nearly a decade as a consultant. Throughout his tenure, he has spearheaded numerous initiatives such as transforming the organization to 100% paperless processing in the early 2000’s and leading the re-platforming of our proprietary systems to a browser-based environment. Similarly, Carl’s prior leadership experience in the health care field has enabled him to serve a key role in formulating and shaping managed care strategies that have allowed Berkshire Hathaway GUARD to excel in delivering superior claims service that provides quality care to injured workers while containing costs. As current President of GUARDCo, he ensures standards of excellence and best practices are achieved.
Chief Executive Officer & President
As Chief Executive Officer and President, Sy Foguel leads the strategic planning and positioning of the organization, helping to promote initiatives that make realization of both short- and long-term goals possible. His involvement with the company has been marked by numerous accomplishments. While at Clal Insurance of Israel, he was the individual who first recognized the potential of a small, regional monoline carrier (i.e., GUARD in 2006) and was instrumental in the acquisition of this organization in 2007, which ultimately resulted in him being named Chief Executive Officer and President of GUARD. Since 2007, the company’s annual premiums have more than tripled (despite very challenging economic times) while maintaining a combined ratio well below industry peers and diversifying into new lines of property and casualty coverage. In 2012, he then helped orchestrate the profitable sale of GUARD to Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (specifically National Indemnity Company) and has continued in his role as CEO/President – rebranding the group as Berkshire Hathaway GUARD Insurance Companies and becoming a nationwide carrier.