QBE North America has appointed William Kronenberg III to its board of directors.

With nearly 40 years of experience in the insurance industry, Kronenberg is well suited to assist in enhancing QBE’s North America results, the company said in a statement.

Kronenberg is the principal owner of Fresh Start Development Co. LLC and is a director of Glatfelter Insurance Group. He previously served as CEO and principal owner of Professional Underwriters, a program administrator specializing in the public entity market segment that was acquired by Glatfelter Insurance Group in 2008.

From 1999 to 2002, Kronenberg served as CEO of XL Environmental Inc. (formerly ESCS) and as a director of XL America Inc. Until its acquisition in 1999 by XL Capital, Kronenberg served as owner, CEO and president of ECS Inc., a company specializing in integrated environmental risk management solutions.

His early insurance career began with AIG, including several casualty-oriented underwriting positions, concluding as the officer in charge of AIG’s program unit.