Sanwa Bank California in Los Angeles has hired Douglas W. Cook as vice president and manager of its main Sacramento branch.

Mr. Cook ran the main San Francisco branch of First Interstate Bank until Wells Fargo bought the bank in 1996. Earlier he ran West America Bank's main San Rafael branch.

He was most recently a senior vice president and regional manager of a human resources business in Sacramento.

Sanwa Bank California has $8.6 billion of assets and 107 branches throughout the state.

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