California-based Transamerica Retirement Services, a provider of customized retirement plan solutions, has appointed William Paluch as new regional vice president in the its central region.

Paluch will be responsible for all sales and distribution activities in the central Ohio territory. He will be based in Columbus, Ohio, reporting to Daniel Long, division vice president for the region.

Paluch has more than 10 years of experience specializing in retirement plan sales. Most recently, he served as a regional sales director for First Mercantile, where he was responsible for generating qualified sales and building relationships with advisors, third party administrators, broker-dealers and independent channels in Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky and Pennsylvania.

Transamerica Retirement Services senior vice president and national sales director Jason Crane said
Bill is a retirement sales leader with strong industry experience in this key territory.

"We’re excited to bring Bill onto the Transamerica team. With his valuable knowledge and experience, we look forward to continuing to build a strong presence in the region under his management and guidance," Crane said.