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California Coast names new VP of technology

California Coast Credit Union recently named Kevin L.E. Landel as its new vice president of technology.

Kevin Landel

Landel will be responsible for integrating, updating and leapfrogging existing systems as a means of modernizing the credit union's technologies to better reach, support and educate members.

"My role will be to plan and guide changes to the credit union's underlying technologies that will change the way it does business in the 21st century," Landel explained. "Ultimately, these changes will make California Coast Credit Union stronger and more secure, financially and technologically, which will further differentiate us from other financial institutions. It's all about bringing added value to our members."

Landel is a recognized expert in media technologies and system design and has instructed and consulted for a number of foreign and domestic institutions, including the University of California, MIT and the Scripps Research Institute.

With more than 20 years of experience in the computer science, engineering, academic and business sectors, Landel formerly served as vice president of customer services and operations for RedDotNet in Carlsbad. He was operations manager for SCInet, a high-speed national networking test bed, and an engineer in the design of the Advanced Scientific Visualization computer graphics lab at the San Diego Supercomputer Center.

Landel earned a Bachelors of Science degree in electrical engineering and computer science from the University of California, Berkeley and a Masters of Science from the Media Laboratory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has received a number of grants and awards and holds a patent for computer video display technology.

For additional information about California Coast Credit Union, call (877) 495-1600 or visit online at www.calcoastcu.org.

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