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Ex-Huntington CEO, chairman led growth | The Columbus Dispatch

There are 8 comments on the Columbus Dispatch story from Dec 19, 2009, titled Ex-Huntington CEO, chairman led growth | The Columbus Dispatch. In it, Columbus Dispatch reports that:

Frank Wobst was named chief executive in 1981 and led the institution until early 2001.

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jordan945

Columbus, OH

#4 Dec 19, 2009
Frank Wobst dies and all you guys can get is an association guy and one former Huntington executive to comment? Don't strain yourself...
whosdey

Belleville, MI

#5 Dec 19, 2009
jordan945 wrote:
Frank Wobst dies and all you guys can get is an association guy and one former Huntington executive to comment? Don't strain yourself...
Maybe it's because the jokers running the bank into the ground now know they could never hold a candle to Frank Wobst.
lostmyloot

Columbus, OH

#6 Dec 19, 2009
Sure hope he took his money out of the bank. The FDIC is just south of Pittsburgh heading this way.

“A generous swelling of pride!”

Since: Oct 09

Bob is livin' large!

#7 Dec 19, 2009
whosdey wrote:
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Maybe it's because the jokers running the bank into the ground now know they could never hold a candle to Frank Wobst.
lol

What did he ever do? Huntington Bank barely grew under his regime and his failed attempt to expand into Tampa almost brought the bank down. In fact, he took the opposite approach that led to Bank One's growth (decentralization) and tried to centralize all decision-making here.

Actually, the guy in charge now has a far better track record than clown Wobst ever had. At least Steinour took nothing (RBS Citizens Bank/Charter One) and turned it into something!
whosdey

United States

#8 Dec 20, 2009
Enzyte Bob wrote:
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lol
What did he ever do? Huntington Bank barely grew under his regime and his failed attempt to expand into Tampa almost brought the bank down. In fact, he took the opposite approach that led to Bank One's growth (decentralization) and tried to centralize all decision-making here.
Actually, the guy in charge now has a far better track record than clown Wobst ever had. At least Steinour took nothing (RBS Citizens Bank/Charter One) and turned it into something!
umm hello Bob, when Wobst left the bank it was solid and respected. It wasn't him who made the Sky merger taking on all the bad loans from Franklin Capital. That's what is bringing Huntington down, not the Florida offices, which were profitable.
P F Huntington

Columbus, OH

#9 Dec 20, 2009
Who knows how long current management will keep the bank before they "strip and flip" it, and walk away with massive golden parachutes. Isn't that exactly what they did with Citizens when RBS bought them?

How many of the new legions of Citizen's Bank retreads are even bothering to relocate to Columbus?

Columbus is just a backwater processing hub for the old Banc One after it has been sold numerous times. No real decisions are made here. If Huntington is sold, it will end up the same way.

Sky Bank was a piece of trash, and Hoaglin had to fall on a sword for making that purchase. The old Huntington that Wobst built was stuffy, but it worked.

The new guy, in this post TARP socialist world, still has to prove himself, but bankers today have sold out to Big Brother, so it should get ugly.

“A generous swelling of pride!”

Since: Oct 09

Bob is livin' large!

#10 Dec 20, 2009
If my memory is correct, Hoaglin was brought in because Wobst wasn't doing the job ...
Lucky

Hudson, OH

#11 Dec 30, 2009
Yes, Lucky to not work for Huntington anymore, the sky disaster of Tom Hoaglin and the crook Marty Adams, who were by the way drinking buddies,is what brought the bank down, Marty lied about what their liabilites were , the stockholders should have sued both of them, this new guy is a jerk'Frank Wobst at least had the bank in good shape when I worked there.

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