IRWINDALE, Calif. -- H.F. Ahmanson & Co., parent of Home Savings of America, said that Fredric J. Forster has been named chief operating officer of Ahmanson, and president and chief operating officer of Home Savings.

Forster, 48, succeeds Charles R. Rinehart who, as reported, will become president and chief executive of Ahmanson, and chairman and chief executive of Home Savings on Monday, when Richard H. Deihl retires as chief executive. Deihl will remain as chairman of Ahmanson.

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