Instec Board Gains Leadership and Industry Experience Press Releases| Jul 08, 2011

Instec Board of Directors Gains Additional Leadership and Extensive Insurance Industry Experience

Naperville, IL , July 8, 2011 – Instec, a leading provider of software and services to the Commercial Property and Casualty insurance industry, announced today it has added two new members to the Board of Directors: Thomas Caprel and  Kent A. Nelson.

Kent A. Nelson currently serves as Managing Director of American Westbrook Insurance Services,  Westchester, IL , and is a partner and co-founder of DKNU Holdings, Inc.   He serves as an advisor to Risk Management Solutions of America in Chicago IL, and Acrisure Group LLC, East Lansing, Michigan. He has also been a Director of Advantec-HR of Tampa, Florida for the past six years, and is currently a Director of The Chicago Crime Commission and has been active in that organization for the past 8 years.  Prior to his current position, he served as Chairman and CEO of HRH, Chicago.  Mr. Nelson has also held leadership positions with other top Chicago area insurance brokers such as Marsh McLennan, Aon Risk Services of Illinois, Frank B. Hall Company of Illinois, and A. J. Gallagher and Company.  Along with a wealth of experience in Insurance operations, Mr. Nelson ‘s expertise includes Strategic Planning, Mergers and Acquisitions, Recruiting, other Human Resource functions (Outsourcing), and Corporate Communications. Mr. Nelson brings more than 30 years of insurance experience to the Instec Board of Directors. Mr. Nelson holds a B.S. in Marketing and an MBA from Northern Illinois University In addition, he served as an adjunct professor of Management for Northern Illinois University’s MBA program.

Thomas Caprel has been an entrepreneur for more than 25 years and serves on numerous boards, human resources innovation groups and research groups. He is called upon by the senior leadership teams to work with their teams and the top managers in the organization to enhance performance.  Mr. Caprel is also brought in to help organizations undergoing great transformation and to operate in new ways to sustain growth. Mr. Caprel holds a B.S. in Political Science and an MBA from Western Illinois University, and is a DePaul Certified Business Architect and has completed the Curriculum for Living through Landmark Education. Mr. Caprel has worked with Instec as a strategic advisor since 2008.

In addition to Mr. Nelson and Mr. Caprel, Instec’s Board of Directors includes Ray Simon, President and CEO of Instec, Donald Landgraf, and John Carroll.

“By electing additional expert advisors in the insurance field and leadership to our Board of Directors, Instec is poised to continue the strong growth we experienced in 2010,” said Ray Simon, President and CEO for Instec. “The tenets of our strong growth - delivering well-engineered, practical software and services, executing efficiently and effectively, and our honest, genuine client attention—will continue to flourish with the help of their leadership on our Board of Directors.”

 About Instec

Instec is a leading provider of software and services to the Commercial Property and Casualty insurance industry. Founded in 1982, Instec’s flagship product, quicksolver, is a best-of-breed rating and policy administration solution that supports the full lifecycle for all major lines of business, in all 50 states, and with native bureau rate, rules, forms, and statistical content.  As a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, Instec delivers insurance software solutions that enable our clients to drive competitive advantages in rating, issuing, and reporting to maximize profitability. For more information, visit

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