Horizon Bank announced its new COO, replacing Dennis Joines, who left in April. Here is the company’s press release:
BELLINGHAM, Wash., Sept. 3, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Horizon Financial Corp. (Nasdaq:HRZB) (“Horizon”), the bank holding company for Horizon Bank, announced today that Robert A. Pingle has joined the Bank as Chief Operating Officer.
“We are delighted and privileged to have Bob join our executive team. With over 40 years in banking, Bob brings a wealth of experience and a proven track record of success,” said Rich Jacobson, President and Chief Executive Officer. “His experience in management and bank operations will provide additional capabilities in our ongoing efforts to provide an appropriate product mix and superior service to our customers.”
Formerly with Town Center Bank in Portland, Oregon, Pingle spent 10 years as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, where his responsibilities were diverse and included all facets of bank operations. Pingle was previously with Pacific One Bank, and served as their Senior Vice President and Chief Operations Officer overseeing the bank operations, including the centralized support departments. He also held several progressively responsible positions with West One Bank and was their Senior Vice President/ Operations Administration. Pingle began his banking career as Vice President and Cashier at Mount Hood Security Bank at Gresham, Oregon.
Graduating from Phoenix College, Arizona, Pingle earned an Associates of Arts Degree in Business. He also attended the School of Bank Administration at the University of Wisconsin, and Western Compliance School at the University of Nevada to further his banking career.