Kingsway Financial Services Inc. announces that Frank Amodeo, former head of Winterthur International’s Canadian office, has joined the specialty auto insurer as its vice president. Amodeo was vice president and manager of multi-national operations for Winterthur’s Canadian branch, located in Toronto. The branch, along with other Winterthur International operations were recently sold to global risk underwriter XL Capital. At the time, it was thought Amodeo would remain with the company as its chief agent in Canada. With the announcement of the move to Kingsway, CEO Bill Star notes that Amodeo brings more than 20 years of experience to the new position. “Frank’s experience and knowledge in the insurance industry brings additional strength to our executive team. Frank will provide support to our operating companies and our relationships with managing agents.” No announcement has been made by Winterthur regarding a replacement for Amodeo.