Pennsylvania National Bank, Pottsville, named Joseph L. Paese head of its trust division and hired Richard V. Grimes Jr. as vice president and manager of its Pottsville-based trust unit.

Mr. Paese was named senior vice president and director of a trust operation that covers a seven-county marketplace. He had been manager of the capital region trust unit since September 1992.

Mr. Grimes' unit serves the Anthracite and Schuylkill Valley regions. Most recently, he was a trust officer at CoreStates Hamilton Bank in Reading, Pa. Mr. Paese had been a vice president and business development officer in the Harrisburg, Pa., area for CoreStates Hamilton before rejoining Pennsylvania National in 1992.

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