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New President/CEO at Markel Corporation

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September 15, 2014 – John Kaestle joins Markel Corporation as the company’s CEO and President. Kaestle has more than 30 years of experience building global businesses in executive, sales and marketing, business development, finance, operations and governance capacities.


John has business experience in more than 40 countries in B2B and B2C businesses in pulp, paper and packaging; chemicals; forest products; sustainable water technologies; and in the treatment of "difficult to treat" waters - nuclear clean-up, mining and oil and gas waste water, landfill leachate, marine, and environmental remediation of contaminated soils and ground waters.


Kim Reynolds, who has led Markel as President since 1989 and President/CEO since 1993, will continue to serve as a consultant and special advisor until the end of the year, when he will retire.