On hand for the opening of Savings Bank of Danbury’s newest branch in Waterbury are: (from left) Donna Ramey, executive vice president of the bank; Mary Schmelcke, vice president and area manager; Waterbury Mayor Michael Jarjura; Hal Wibling, president and chief executive officer; and Joy Dimarchis, director of development at The United Way of Greater Waterbury.

Savings Bank of Danbury recently opened its newest branch office and lending center located at 357 Bank St. in Waterbury. Savings Bank of Danbury celebrated with a grand opening event in June.

On hand for the event was Mayor Michael J. Jarjura, who participated in the ribbon-cutting ceremony along with Hal Wibling, president and chief executive officer of the bank; Donna Ramey, executive vice president; and Mary Schmelcke, vice president and area manager for the Waterbury branches.

The Bank Street branch represents the institution’s second branch in Waterbury; the first is located at 650 Wolcott St., which opened in March of this year.

On behalf of Savings Bank of Danbury, Wibling presented a donation in the amount of $500 to The United Way of Greater Waterbury. Joy Dimarchis, director of development at the organization, was on hand to accept the check.

OSI Names New VP

Glastonbury-based Open Solutions Inc., or OSI, recently named global financial industry veteran Wayne Ginn as its vice president of international operations.

Ginn will be responsible for the continued expansion of Open Solutions’ international business. He brings more than 25 years of sales, operational and information technology experience to Open Solutions and will report to Andrew Bennett, the company’s chief operating officer.

“Week after week, Open Solutions unseats a competitor in the financial institution marketplace,” said Ginn. “Their traction and track record in the domestic market is undeniable. The prospect of taking that commitment to service, excellence and innovation to the global market is very exciting. I am proud to be leading the efforts abroad.”

Ginn joined Open Solutions from Misys Retail Banking, where he was chief executive officer. Misys is one of the top 200 companies in the United Kingdom and one of the largest companies supplying applications software outside of North America.

Before Misys, Ginn was creator and president of Globalfi’s European division, a niche business that assists information technology vendors and their customers in improving relationships, productivity, customer satisfaction and profitability. Prior to that, he was senior vice president of European-based System Access, a software vendor catering to Tier Two and Tier Three financial institutions. Ginn spent his first 21 years in the industry in various executive roles, both domestically and internationally, with Systematics, which became ALLTEL Information Services and is now Fidelity Information Services.

The International Operations Department marks a new venture for Open Solutions. Its successful expansion into the Canadian market and market demand for its technology offerings has led the company to embark on other global opportunities. Open Solutions serves more than 3,000 financial institutions in the United States and Canada.

“Open Solutions is dedicated to expanding our global presence, and we selected Wayne to lead those efforts based on his vast experience in international business and finance,” said OSI Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Louis Hernandez Jr. “Wayne possesses the professional qualities and expertise required to advance our mission domestically and abroad.”