Huggins Takes Over as CEO at Seibels Bruce

Rex W. Huggins, chairman of Columbia-based Seibels Bruce Group Inc., has been named CEO. Huggins succeeds John F. Seibert, who had served as CEO since Aug. 1, 2013.

Huggins, named chairman in 2007, is a seasoned business entrepreneur who owns and manages a number of businesses in the Southeast, the company said.

“Seibels has played a vital role in the insurance industry since 1869,” said John P. Seibels, member of the Seibels board. “As the company has evolved from an insurer to a BPO service provider, it has remained true to its business philosophy of employing high quality people and providing exceptional service to clients. Rex Huggins embodies this spirit and is an inspirational leader who will greatly impact the company as CEO.”

In addition to serving as Seibels’ chairman and CEO, Huggins is a board member of Sarasota, Fla.-based New Holdings Inc. and subsidiaries.

Huggins is also a supporter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

Seibels provides a suite of business process outsourcing solutions to the property and casualty insurance industry, including policy administration, claims administration, technology and accounting and reporting services.