Guardian State Bank has opened a new office at 140 W. 90th South, bringing to four the number of bank branches. The bank is a subsidiary of Guardian Bancorp., a Utah bank holding company.

The bank's other locations are 142 E. Second South, 3856 W. 5400 South and 6890 S. Highland Drive. Company president Dan Mercer has appointed Michael Fuessel at vice president and manager of the new Sandy branch.Fuessel began his banking career in 1978 with Continental Bank and Trust as a loan officer and most recently was vice president, senior lending officer and marketing manager for Pioneer Bank.