LAKE OSWEGO, Ore. - West Coast Bank announced Monday that it had hired Steven W. Cole and Kenneth D. McBride as vice presidents in its mortgage banking division.

Mr. Cole and Mr. McBride will develop commercial and construction real estate loans, primarily for the secondary market, in Oregon and Washington.

"Their vast experience in commercial real estate lending will be another boost in what has traditionally been a strong customer segment for the company," said Robert D. Sznewajs, president and chief executive of West Coast.

West Coast Bank, a subsidiary of West Coast Bancorp, has 40 branches in Oregon and Washington.

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