Centreville Bank Elects New Members To The Board of Trustees

May 27, 2020

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In addition, eight businesspeople added to the bank’s corporators

(West Warwick, RI) May 26, 2020 – Alfred Mendes, John Miller and Leslie Taito have been elected to the Board of Trustees at Centreville Bank, today announced President, CEO and Chairman of the Board Harold M. Horvat. 

“We are fortunate to have Leslie, John and Al join our board,” said Horvat. “They each bring unique skill sets and perspectives and will further expand the way that we’ll analyze the bank’s operation to assure that our customers continue to receive the best products and services available.”

Mendes has more than 19 years’ experience in information technology.  He is senior vice president, information technology, for Martignetti Companies, Norwood, MA, the seventh largest distributor of wine and spirits in the United States.  Mendes, who is a member of Martignetti’s executive committee, is responsible for the technical direction, people, processes, and systems that support all business operations across five states. Prior to his tenure at Martignetti, he held several positions of increasing responsibility at UNICOM, Woonsocket, RI, most recently serving as director, solutions consulting. Mendes earned a bachelor’s degree in Technical Management from DeVry University, and an MBA from Keller Graduate School of Management.

Miller is the president and owner of the National Chromium Company, Inc., Putnam, CT, a metal finishing company that specializes in chromium and nickel coatings, servicing accounts across the United States. Prior to National Chromium, he worked as a management consultant for JPM Futuremanagement, and as director of human resources for Day Kimball Healthcare, both in Putnam. An adjunct instructor of business management at Quinebaug Valley Community College located in Danielson, CT, Miller serves as president of the board of directors for Matulatis Nursing Home, Inc., in  Putnam, and was vice chair of the board of directors and compensation committee chair for Putnam Bank, which was recently acquired by Centreville Bank. He earned an undergraduate degree and an MBA from Bryant University, Smithfield, RI.

Taito recently joined Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island as chief of staff. Prior to that position, she served as CEO of Hope Global, located in Cumberland, RI. Taito also was the director of regulatory reform for the State of Rhode Island Office of Management and Budget and before that, was CEO of Rhode Island Manufacturing Extension Services Inc. Taito is an advisory board member for the National Institute of Standards and Technology MEP. She was appointed by the governor to the Rhode Island Manufacturing Advisory Council and the Lean Government Initiative. She was a member of the board of directors for the Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce for six years, ascending to board chair, and served as chair of the North Kingstown Chamber of Commerce.

New Corporators

The Centreville Bank Corporators consists of businesspeople providing insights into the communities served by the bank. Recently elected new members are:

  • Thomas A. Borner, Esq., retired president and chief executive officer, Putnam Bank
  • Robert J. Halloran, Jr., retired board member and executive vice president and chief financial officer, Putnam Bank
  • James Lathrop, director of finance, Town of North Kingstown, RI
  • Jhonny Leyva, President, Heroica Construction
  • Richard A. Loomis, partner, The Loomis Team, LLC., and retired trustee, Putnam Bank
  • Alfred Mendes, senior vice president, information technology, Martignetti Companies
  • John Miller, president and owner of the National Chromium Company, Inc., and former vice chair of the board of directors and compensation committee chair for Putnam Bank
  • Charles H. Puffer, former owner, Leschke-Puffer Insurance Agency, and retried chairman of the board, Putnam Bank
  • Leslie Taito, chief of staff, Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island

“Our Corporators provide us with important insights into the communities that make up our service areas,” explained Horvat. “This year, we particularly focused on representation from Eastern Connecticut, and specifically the former leadership of our recent acquisition, Putnam Bank, as we immerse ourselves into that new and important market.”

About Centreville Bank

Founded in 1828 and headquartered in West Warwick, Rhode Island, Centreville Bank is a full-service mutual bank operating through seven branch locations in Coventry, Cranston, East Greenwich, Narragansett, North Kingstown, West Greenwich, and West Warwick, with total assets of $1.34 billion as of December 31, 2019. 

Media Contacts: Jay Conway, RDW Group, Providence, Rhode Island, (401) 553-5103, [email protected]