Citizens Commercial Banking has established a West Region headed by David Musicant and tapped Jim Malz to lead its Midwest Region.

Musicant, based in Los Angeles, has more than 30 years of banking experience and most recently served as a managing director at Fifth Third Bank where he led its West Coast expansion. Prior to that, he had a 20-year career at Union Bank, most recently serving as group head of their Specialized Industries/Expansion Markets team.

The West Region team will serve existing and new corporate banking clients in Arizona, California, Nevada, Oregon and Washington.

Malz joins Citizens as Midwest Region executive and Ohio President. Malz, who is based in Cleveland, joins Citizens after a successful 18-year career with JP Morgan, where he was most recently head of the Middle Market Banking and Specialized Industries business in Ohio. Malz succeeds Joseph Giampetroni, who will be leaving the bank.

“Dave and Jim are both proven leaders in their regions who have long track records of building and leading corporate banking teams and fostering strong partnerships with clients,” said Steve Woods, head of corporate banking at Citizens. “Establishing the West Region builds off the great success we have had in the Southeast Region at expanding the Commercial Bank beyond Citizens’ traditional retail footprint.”

Malz also succeeds Ralph M. Della Ratta as Ohio president. Della Ratta will continue in his role as co-head of Citizens Capital Markets.