Lincolnshire, Ill.-based Success Bancshares has named a Bank One executive to be its chief executive officer.
Wilbur G. Meinen is leaving his post as executive vice president of Bank One, Illinois, to head Success, a $451 million-asset company. Success' previous CEO, Saul D. Binder, died of a heart attack in July.
Mr. Meinen would not say whether he plans to carry out an aggressive expansion plan designed by Mr. Binder, a flamboyant leader who made a hostile bid for Chicago-based North Bancshares this year.
"We're looking at everything right now," Mr. Meinen said. "Hopefully we'll push this team forward."
Success, which went public last year, operates 11 branches in Chicago and its suburbs.
Mr. Meinen has worked for Bank One, Illinois, a subsidiary of Chicago- based Bank One Corp., since 1993. He oversaw credit products for middle- market borrowers.
Before joining Bank One, Illinois, Mr. Meinen had worked at a Banc One subsidiary in Texas. He also was a bank examiner for his native state of Iowa.