John Thompson, a Southern California native, began his insurance career in 1982 with AIG, followed by 13 years with CIGNA Property and Casualty. John joined Gerling America Insurance Company in 1999 and in 2007 the company merged with “Haftpflichtverband der Deutschen Industrie” and is now HDI Global Insurance Company, with US headquarters in Chicago, Illinois. HDI Global provides insurance solutions for medium to large commercial and industrial clients with complex risks around the world. Mr. Thompson is currently a Vice President and is the Branch Manager in the Glendale, California office. Mr. Thompson manages product liability, general liability, toxic tort, transportation, habitation, construction, workers compensation and property damage claims, in all of the states.John holds multiple licenses as required by the different State Insurance Departments and is involved with overseeing the Special Investigation Unit. Mr. Thompson was a past recipient of the Larry Syhre Award for claims handling. Mr. Thompson has also been invited to speak at numerous seminars on a variety of insurance topics.
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