We welcome you to take a few minutes to learn about Transure's management and sales team.
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Graduate of University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Four years adjuster for Crawford and Company in Washington, D. C. and Charlotte, North Carolina.
Five years as insurance manager for Thurston Motor Lines. Responsible for the insurance program for auto liability, workers compensation and cargo. This included the purchase of these coverages and administration of claims. Established a self-insured plan and computerized loss data for all coverages. Handled self-insured workers compensation in seven states.
Manager of James C. Green Company, Independent Adjusters in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Three years as claims manager of Protective Insurance Company in Charlotte, North Carolina, specializing in truck insurance.
Since 1980 insurance agent/broker for Transure specializing in truck insurance.
Served as Member of the Board of Directors, North Carolina Trucking Association.
Served as an Allied Director for the North Carolina Trucking Association for 2 terms from 2009-2011.
Contact Stan Sharpe via email or directly at 336-417-5101.
Graduate of the University of Texas at El Paso.
Two years financial analyst with General Electric’s nuclear energy division, San Jose, California.
Six years senior account executive with Transport Indemnity Company responsible for the direct solicitation, sales and service of transportation related risks throughout the southeastern United States; developing an extensive background in managed and self administered self insurance and off-shore concepts of risk retention management.
Since 1982 President and Chief Executive Officer of Transure specializing exclusively in the placement and management of transportation risks throughout the United States.
Contact Bob Gunn via email or directly at 336-417-5106.
Regional Transportation Leader
Graduate of North Carolina State University with a B.S. in Business Management, Concentration in Marketing.
Andy interned throughout undergraduate years with Transure Services, Inc. Interfaced with all departments including marketing, sales and accounting.
In 2000, Andy interned with a leading Lloyds of London Broker specializing in the placement of transportation related business. He worked extensively with promulgating rates and terms on open placements with Lloyds of London Leads as well as the placement of program contracts and line slips.
Since 2001, Andy as an agent/broker has worked diligently in our industry procuring, placing, and servicing the specialized needs of our transportation accounts.
Since 2007, Andy has been our Vice President of Sales.October 2011 - Co-Chairman of the inaugural North Carolina Trucking Association Emerging Transportation Leaders.
2017-18 NCTA Legislative Committee
Contact Andy Sharpe via email or directly at 336-417-5102.
Graduate of Guilford College in Greensboro, NC, is an Accredited Insurance Advisor (AAI), and Accredited in Insurance Services (AIS).
With more than twenty-four years with a trucking agency as an agent/broker, Pete joined Transure in February of 2018.
Pete has experience performing Driver Safety Training and working with our Loss Control Consultants to improve safety and reduce losses.
Contact Pete Smelzer via email or directly at 336-665-7821.
With over 30 years of experience risk management experience, Paul joined Transure in 2011.
He has expertise in claims, loss control, loss prevention and safety, as well as contractual matters pertaining to independent contractors.
His focus is pre-underwriting risk evaluation, writing risk management reports for insureds, and producing monthly safety material. In addition to being licensed for Property/Casualty and Health, he is a licensed claims adjuster. Also, he holds the Associate in Risk Management (ARM) designation.
Contact Paul Kostelac via email or directly at 803-242-4178.
Paul Fazekas, ARM
Graduate of the University of Cincinnati with a BA in Personnel Industrial Relations. Paul has earned an Associates of Risk Management (ARM) Designation.
Paul had 6 years of management experience with Roadway Express, Inc. Akron, Ohio Transport Insurance, Inc. a Great American Company and was responsible for insurance production of large fleet transportation accounts in the East Region.
Co-Founder and President of a well-known insurance agency in Florida and was responsible for production and marketing of large transportation accounts.
Paul has over 30 years of experience in trucking insurance and risk management including all segments of the transportation industry.
Paul is active in the Truckload Carriers and National Tank Truck Carriers Associations.
Paul will be focusing on trucking fleets in Florida and throughout the US.
Since December 2011, we welcomed Paul as our newest addition to Transure's transportation specialist team.
Contact Paul Fazekas via email or directly at 407-312-4120.
Graduate of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a BS in Business Administration – concentration in Marketing.
Prior to Transure, Account Executive with a sports marketing apparel company, involved in the promotional programs for sports and corporate clients. In addition, managed motorsports apparel program for Busch Grand National Race Teams, Arena Football
Since 2002 marketing account executive specializing in truck insurance.
Since 2008 Chris has been our head of marketing.
Contact Chris Huneycutt via email or directly at 336-417-5104.
Over the years, Transure has always made decisions which were in the best interest of Grayson Mitchell, Inc. We have saved a great deal of money and have been effective in improving our overall insurance program.
John Rawls - Grayson Mitchell, Inc.
We have a very good partnership with Transure which we feel resulted from their understanding of our business needs since they specialize in trucking insurance. Their service and expertise has served us well over the years as their client.
Ralph Linville - Southland Transportation Company, Inc.