Christopher Buchholz

Christopher Buchholz has been appointed Rockville Bank’s senior vice president and commercial banking market executive.

In his new position, Buchholz is responsible for developing and implementing strategies that focus on customer satisfaction, retention and growth of existing commercial relationships, and the development of new business opportunities for Rockville Bank. He will manage a team of commercial bankers who provide a full range of commercial banking and commercial real estate services.

Buchholz brings 29 years of banking experience to his position at Rockville Bank. He comes to the institution from Bank of America, where was the senior vice president and business banking market executive for Connecticut and western Massachusetts.

A graduate of the University of Connecticut with a degree in business administration, he lives in Glastonbury with his wife, Catherine, and their two sons.

Rockville Bank is an 18-branch community bank in Connecticut that strives to provide a convenient banking lifestyle for the communities it serves: Coventry, Rockville, Vernon, Ellington, Tolland, Manchester, East Hartford, South Windsor, East Windsor, Suffield, Enfield, Somers, Glastonbury and South Glastonbury. It has four supermarket locations that are open seven days a week.

CATIC Moves Office

Rocky Hill-based CATIC, New England’s largest domestic title insurance underwriter, has relocated its lower Fairfield County office from Stamford to Norwalk.

According to Jennifer Kallenbach, branch manager and title counsel, “Our new location offers state-of-the-art conference facilities for the numerous seminars and training sessions CATIC provides for its policy-issuing law firms and for others involved in real estate transactions.”

The office is located in the Merritt 7 complex at Merritt 7 Corporate Park, Building 101, in Norwalk. It is easily accessible from the Merritt Parkway, Route 7 and Interstate 95.

Eastman Selects OSI

The $1.6 billion Eastman Credit Union has selected Glastonbury-based Open Solutions Inc.’s relational technology and service offering The Complete Credit Union Solution and complementary product suite to handle its enterprise-wide data processing needs.

OSI is a provider of integrated enabling technologies for financial services providers across the United States, Canada and international markets. The Kingsport, Tenn.-based credit union, which has 16 branches in five states and about 80,000 members, is the 47th largest credit union in the United States.

Eastman Credit Union expanded its field of membership in early 2005 and reportedly is experiencing record growth. The credit union experienced the highest percentage of member growth of all Top 100 credit unions in 2005 and consistently ranks in the Top 10 ROM (Return of the Member) scores, according to a study published by Callahan & Assoc., a national credit union research and consulting firm.

“We’ve been with our current vendor for almost 17 years and the system was facing a major conversion,” said Darrell Dinsmore, vice president of information technology at Eastman Credit Union. “We took this opportunity to evaluate other vendors and determine the one that best matched our long-term requirements. We selected Open Solutions because we feel they can better adapt to evolving market needs. We believe the relational technology platform will provide better access to member information and improved third-party interface capabilities. We also like Open Solutions’ information security and business continuity offerings.”