Re/insurance broker Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. has announced the acquisition of San Diego-based multiline program manager and managing general agency Atlas.

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Founded in 2009 by Bill Trzos, Atlas offers workers compensation, commercial lines and specialty property programs nationwide, with expertise in the California workers compensation market.

Mike Mathews, Charles Lasher and their associates will remain in their current location under the direction of Joel Cavaness, president of Risk Placement Services, Inc. (RPS), Gallagher’s US-based wholesale brokerage division.

“Atlas is a highly-regarded program administrator that brings RPS deep market expertise, a complementary book of business and a best-in-class workers comp platform,” said J. Patrick Gallagher, Jr., Chairman, President and CEO of Gallagher.

“We are delighted to welcome Mike, Charles and their associates to our growing global team.”

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., a global insurance brokerage, risk management and consulting services firm, is headquartered in Rolling Meadows, Illinois.

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