Scott Hoover joined Mechanics Bank as vice president, senior relationship manager in the Irvine, CA office. Hoover will be responsible for originating and managing business loans and lines of credit, commercial real estate loans and providing treasury management services to commercial clients.

Prior to joining Mechanics, Hoover served as vice president, Commercial Banking officer for Silvergate Bank.

Doug Lutz, Mechanics Bank executive vice president, chief lending officer, said, “Scott’s market expertise, industry connections, sales acumen and ability to foster key relationships will be instrumental as we continue expanding our market share. He’s a great addition to our team, and another example of our commitment to provide our clients with the best and brightest minds in commercial finance to help them succeed.”

Established in 1905, Mechanics Bank is an independent, full service community bank with more than $5.6 billion in assets. It is the largest bank headquartered in Northern California’s East Bay region and operates 35 branch offices throughout Northern and Southern California.