Andrade retires from PCU after 42 years

Andrade retires from PCU after 42 years

PAWTUCKET - Robert P. Andrade, executive vice president and chief operating officer of the Pawtucket Credit Union, has retired after 42 years of service. The announcement came Tuesday from Karl A. Kozak, president and chief executive officer of PCU.

"It's been my pleasure to work alongside Bob for over 22 years. His knowledge of credit union affairs along with his insight regarding member relations has proven invaluable," said Kozak. "On behalf of the entire PCU team, I wish him the very best."

During his tenure, Andrade helped shape the credit union into what it is today. He began his career in 1972 as office manager. With that title, and in a simpler time when many hats were worn by the same individual, he became knowledgeable in all facets of the credit union, rising quickly through management.

"When I began my career, PCU had $17 million in assets, one branch and 14 employees. Today, PCU is the largest credit union in Rhode Island with more than $1.5 billion in assets, 15 branch locations and over 250 employees. "What a tremendous accomplishment. I'm proud to have been a part of it," said Andrade.