An executive will step down from his post at Northfield Bank this fall.
On Wednesday, Northfield Bancorp Inc. announced Executive Vice President of Operations Michael Widmer will retire in October after 35 years in community banking.
According to the bank, Widmer joined Woodbridge-based Northfield Bank in 2002 as part of its acquisition of Liberty Bank, where he served as executive vice president, chief financial officer and director.
“Michael’s leadership and dedication has been integral to the growth and success of our company over the past 18 years,” Northfield President and Chief Executive Officer Steven Klein said in a prepared statement. “His industry experience, extensive knowledge of banking operations, and commitment to his fellow employees, will be missed, and we wish him the very best.”
According to Klein, Widmer will stay on with the institution, delaying his retirement, for the duration of systems conversions scheduled for mid-September stemming from Northfield’s recent acquisition of Victory State Bank, which closed at the beginning of the month.
“I look forward to working closely with him on the conversation, and implementing our plan of transition for his responsibilities,” Klein added.
The Victory State deal expanded Northfield’s footprint into Staten Island. When the deal was first announced in December of last year, it was projected to create an institution with combined assets of $5.2 billion.
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