FirstMerit (FMER) in Akron, Ohio, has named a president of its Michigan operations as it prepares to enter the state.

David Lochner will become president of FirstMerit Michigan, pending the completion FirstMerit's purchase of Citizens Republic Bancorp (CRBC), the company said Monday. Lochner will oversee the bank's commercial banking in Michigan and will report to Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Banking Officer David Goodall.

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