M. Wayne Lee, president of Argent Mortgage Co., has been named chief executive of corporate sibling Ameriquest Mortgage Co.Ameriquest Mortgage and Argent Mortgage are subsidiaries of Ameriquest Capital Corp., Orange, Calif. Ameriquest Mortgage is the retail unit, Argent the wholesale. Mr. Lee, who will remain as president of Argent, succeeds Kirk Langs. The company said Mr. Langs is retiring to spend more time with his family and pursue other interests. Mr. Lee became president of AMC Wholesale, the forerunner to Argent, in 2000. He has been with the Ameriquest organization for 20 years.

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