Among those who participated in this year’s golf tournament to benefit the McLean Hospice Program are: (from left) McLean President David Bordonara, retired Simsbury Bank President and Chief Executive Officer Barry Loucks and current bank President and Chief Executive Officer Martin Geitz.

The Simsbury Bank was a major sponsor at this year’s golf tournament that benefited the McLean Hospice Program. Barry Loucks, retired president and chief executive officer of The Simsbury Bank is the honorary chairman of the golf tournament. Martin Geitz, president and chief executive officer of The Simsbury Bank and David Bordonaro, president of McLean, both serve on the board of directors of the McLean Foundation.

“Mr. Loucks was heartily chosen by McLean to be the honorary chair of this year’s tournament because he is dedicated to Simsbury and the Farmington Valley and also as an extension of our gratitude to him for his service on our board since January 2001,” Bordonaro said. Loucks retired as president and chief executive officer of The Simsbury Bank in October 2004 after leading and growing the bank since 1994.

“Mr. Loucks’ leadership fostered the bank’s commitment to its current high level of charitable donations and involvement in our community,” Geitz said. “A great part of his legacy to the bank and to the valley is the great value he placed on the importance of giving back to the community; we are committed to continuing this involvement.”

The Simsbury Bank & Trust Co. is a locally controlled commercial bank for businesses and consumers with approximately $200 million in assets. The bank serves customers through full-service offices in Simsbury, Granby and Avon.

Open Solutions Names President

Blair Goulet has been named president of Open Solutions Canada, a strategic business unit of Glastonbury-based Open Solutions Inc., a provider of integrated enabling technologies for community financial institutions across the United States and Canada.

Goulet will be responsible for leading the two Canadian solutions groups – the Banking Solutions Group and the Payment Solutions Group – in executing a strong, successful growth strategy for Canada through the achievement of financial, sales and operating goals. Open Solutions Canada operates under the auspices of Open Solutions’ International Operations Department and Goulet will report directly to Wayne Ginn, Open Solutions’ vice president of International Operations.

Goulet joins Open Solutions Canada from SOLCORP, the financial services software division of EDS, where he spent the past four years in various senior executive positions. Most recently, he held the position of senior vice president of strategy and operations. In that role, he was responsible for corporate strategy, product strategy, corporate marketing, HR, finance and operations.

Goulet’s previous experience also includes more than 15 years of various senior management positions at Xerox and the vice presidency of sales and marketing for a public wireless data communications software and solutions company.

“Blair has a proven record in driving business growth,” Ginn said. “He has gained recognition for leading the introduction of new products and services, penetration into new markets, development of new distribution channels, and the exceptional growth of revenues. These are all key components in Open Solutions Canada’s growth strategy and we are confident Blair’s track record for achieving exceptional results will continue with our organization. Open Solutions is a company that passionately believes in client-focused and solutions-oriented business philosophies, and when we look for individuals to join our team, we look for someone who shares this commitment. Blair does. We have no doubt that under his leadership Open Solutions Canada will continue its focus on attaining client satisfaction.”