Berkshire Bank has retained two key executives from its acquisition of Willimantic-based Savings Institute Bank & Trust and added them to its leadership team.

The bank hired Jason White as senior vice president and chief technology officer. He will direct the bank’s technology investments and assets to ensure it meets the changing demands of customers in a digitally-focused banking environment.

Berkshire also said it would hire Gene Michael Deary as senior vice president of home lending and mortgage loan operations. In this role, he will provide key insights into home lending throughout the bank’s seven-state footprint and work to enhance Berkshire’s mortgage loan operations through branch-driven community lending that focuses on relationship building.

White was formerly vice president and chief information officer at Savings Institute. He began his career at Savings Institute in 1999 where he instituted a paperless workplace, streamlined Information technology and operational workflows, implemented a fully virtualized infrastructure, enhanced the overall information security posture and developed an internal CRM by overseeing many different teams at the bank.

White also recently designed and implemented a digital roadmap, created to enhance the customer experience via channels such as online account opening and online and mobile banking.

“Jason holds key knowledge that will support Berkshire in our goal to offer advanced solutions and technology to our customers without losing the one-on-one feel of a true community bank,” Berkshire President Sean Gray said in a statement.

Deary was previously senior vice president and director of retail lending at Savings Institute. He came to Savings Institute in 2014 and was instrumental in growing the consumer and residential lending portfolio. Deary has also been a strong figure in the community, holding the role of president on the board of directors for Northeast Opportunities for Wellness.

He also sits on the board of directors and Executive Committee for ARC Eastern Connecticut and served as finance chair to the town of Brooklyn for over 13 years.

“We are excited for Gene Michael to bring his respected leadership, a wealth of local and lending knowledge, and innovative thinking to the Berkshire team,” Tami Gunsch, senior executive vice president and director of relationship banking at Berkshire, said in a statement.