2017 Black Book: 326 Profiles of Hawaiʻi Executives

To diversify this list, we have included top honorees and executives from three major Hawaii Business programs.


Carol Ai May
VP, Sec., City Mill Company, Ltd. #98
B. Honolulu EDUC. Punahou School; Scripps College, Claremont, CA; Tufts U, Medford, MA; EXP. Owner, Red Box Jewelry Designs; Owner, GM, Hawaiian Juice Industries; VP, Starr Seigle McCombs Advertising; Account Spvsr., Ogilvy & Mather Advertising, N.Y. BDS. Retail Merchants of Hawaii; Child & Family Service; Girl Scouts of Hawaii; Straub Foundation CLUBS Oahu CC, Waialae CC HOBBIES Skiing, bicycling, hiking, travel, jewelry making FAM. T. Michael May, Retired CEO of Hawaiian Electric Company and currently Renewable Energy Advisor

Bryan P. Andaya
VP, COO, L&L Drive-Inn and L&L Hawaiian Barbecue #76
B. 1971; Honokaa EDUC. Waiakea HS; Portland State; De Paul Law EXP. Field Representative, Office of U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz (‘13-present); Pres., Hawaii 88-01 Real Estate Holdings, (‘09-present); Attorney, Imanaka Kudo & Fujimoto (‘00-07); Mng. Principal, Eddie Flores Real Estate CE, (‘06-present); Lobbyist, Hawaii Coalition of Caregivers (‘07-09); Law Clerk, Supreme Court of Hawaii (‘98-00) BDS. Chair, Honolulu Board of Water Supply; Chair, Goodwill Hawaii; Director, Pacific Asian Affairs Council CLUBS Past Chair, Hawaii Restaurant Assoc.; Pacific Century Fellows 2011-12 HOBBIES Travel, golf, surfing, canoe paddling FAM. Mary Ann, 2 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Steven J. Bookatz
EVP, COO, Na Hoku – Hawaii’s Finest Jewelers Since 1924 #72
B. 1955; Cleveland, OH EDUC. FAM. Debbie, 2 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Victoria Wayne Bowley
VP, Marketing, Maui Clothing Co. Inc. #204
B. 1982; Honolulu EDUC. Seabury Hall HS, High Honors, ‘00; London School of Economics, High Honors, ‘03; Babson College, BS, Magna Cum Laude, ‘04; EXP. Maui Clothing Co., buyer and marketing (‘06-present); Ralph Lauren, buyer (‘05-06); New Line Cinema, marketing (‘04-05) FAM. Joseph Bowley, Attorney, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart Oliver & Hedges LLP, 2 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Elisia Flores
CFO, L&L Drive-Inn and L&L Hawaiian Barbecue #76
B. 08/12/1984; Honolulu, HI EDUC. Punahou; University of Southern California; University of California, Los Angeles EXP. Elisia Flores is the VP and Chief Financial Officer for L&L Franchise, Inc. Prior to returning to Hawaii in 2014, Elisia was the senior finance manager for the west region of General Electric’s power generation services business. Previously, she worked as a corporate auditor at GE consulting on domestic and international audit assignments. BDS. Diamond Head Theatre, Hawaii Pops, Hawaii Restaurant Association CLUBS Chinese Chamber of Commerce, Filipino Chamber of Commerce HOBBIES Tennis, Hiking, Board Games HB HONORS Top 250 Exec, 20 for the Next 20

Joseph W. Hanley Jr.
Pres., CEO, Inter Pacific Motors Inc. President, Big Island Car Wash/Ziebart
B. 1959; El Paso, TX EDUC. Hilo HS; EXP. 44 years in the automobile business BDS. Big Island Automobile Dealers Assn. CLUBS Rotary Club of Hilo HOBBIES Cooking, travel, gym, golf, fishing FAM. Diana, Customer Relations/TR, Orchid Isle Auto Center, 3 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Byron Ige
Controller, Hardware Hawaii #123
B. 1983; Honolulu EDUC. Baldwin High School; University of Washington; University of Hawaii CERT. CPA EXP. – Oversee the operations of the accounting and IT departments especially their control systems, transaction-processing operations, and policies and procedures. Nine years management experience as an external auditor. Experience in auditing financial statements of a variety of industries including insurance, government, and not-for-profit organizations. CLUBS HSCPA, AICPA HOBBIES Tennis, Sports Fan (Seahawks, Lakers, Dodgers) FAM. JooAh Ige, Front Desk Manager, Moana Surfrider, 1 child HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Jessica M. Kamanao
Managing Member, HI Cravings
B. 1990; Tampa, FL EDUC. Moanalua HS – Grad ; Remington College ; CERT. Licensed MT MIL. Dependent EXP. Over 10 years of Customer Service, Restaurant Industry, Tourism experience. Launching and growth of small business start ups. HOBBIES Helping others grow, reading, audiobooks FAM. Kalani Kamanao, Managing Member/Owner , HI Cravings LLC, 1 child NOTEWORTHY Started my business in a garage. HB HONORS SmallBiz Success Winner

Jill Kanahele
Controller, Maui Clothing Co. Inc. #204
EDUC. HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Tyrus Kawashima
COO, Hardware Hawaii #123
EDUC. Punahou School; University of Hawaii; HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Brian I. Kitagawa
Pres., I. Kitagawa and Co. Ltd. #77
B. 1956; Hilo EDUC. Hawaii Preparatory Academy, ‘74; Claremont McKenna College, BA, Economics, ‘78; EXP. With family-owned business since college BDS. Hawaii Automotive Dealers, CMDA HOBBIES Golf, soccer FAM. Nan HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Michael Koga
CFO, VP, Tony Hawaii Automotive Group Ltd. (dba Tony Group) #35
B. 1953; Honolulu EDUC. Kaimuki HS; UH, BBA; UH, MBA CERT. CPA, MBA BDS. Dir., Treas., Gentry Waipio Industrial Area Assn.; Dir., Mililani Tech Park Assn.; former Dir., Treas., Mid Pacific Country Club CLUBS Mid Pacific Country Club; Honolulu Country Club; American Institute of CPAs; Hawaii Society of CPAs HOBBIES Golf FAM. Doreen HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Kevin K. Kurihara
Pres., CEO, TD Food Group Inc. #64
B. Honolulu EDUC. Kalani HS; UH, BBA; UH CERT. CPA EXP. PR & CEO (2016) Pacific Island Rest ,VP & CFO, Pacific Island Restaurants (‘04-16); VP, CFO, Dir., TheoDavies (‘96-04); Sr. Mgr., Price Waterhouse (‘84-96) BDS. Pres., AOAO Kahala Kua CLUBS Financial Executives Intl. HOBBIES Surfing, hiking, outdoors FAM. Debbie, Consultant, Resources Global, 2 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

David R. Lundquist
Pres., CEO, Hardware Hawaii #123
B. 1950; Minneapolis, MN EDUC. Punahou School, ‘68; Springfield, MA; UH; EXP. Pres., CEO, Owner, Hardware Hawaii (‘82-present); Exec. VP (‘79-81); GM (‘76-78); Lumber Mgr. (‘72-75); Lumber Clerk, ‘71; Hardware Clerk, Jobsite Laborer (summers ‘65-70) BDS. Founder/Chair of Pa‘ani Challenge CLUBS Pali Lions Club; Hawaii Lumber Products Association HOBBIES Collecting old, rare guitars, banjos, mandolins, and ukulele from the 1930s; Kay Kraft Recording King, Gibson, Martin, and SS Stewart. Collecting old and rare books. FAM. Ely, Exec. Asst., Hardware Hawaii, 1 child NOTEWORTHY My family moved to Hawaii in 1952 when I was two. I was raised in old time Kailua before the Pali tunnels were built. I was a state wrestling champion in high school. HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Barry N. Lundquist
EVP, Hardware Hawaii #123
B. 1947; Minneapolis, MN EDUC. Punahou School, ‘65; Williams College, BA, ‘69; U of Hawaii & Temple U., teacher certification, ‘70; Watchtower Bible School of Gilead, Missionary Diploma, ‘75; UH; Temple U EXP. Exec. VP, Hardware Hawaii, (‘90-present); Coordinator Body of Elders, Kailua Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses; Teacher, American School, Monrovia, Liberia (‘89-90); Administrator, Liberia Primary Educ. Proj. (‘88-89) & Liberia Rural Communication Network (‘86-89), USAID; Missionary, Liberia (‘76-86) HOBBIES Sailing, kayaking, hiking FAM. Jeanne, Full-time volunteer religious worker, 2 children NOTEWORTHY First Hardware Hawaii job, age 11, bagging nails from wooden kegs, $1 an hour. Served as a missionary in Liberia, West Africa for 14 years. Fled Liberian Civil War in ‘90 with wife & 2 children, both born in Africa, & then rejoined brother David at Hardware Hawaii, but no longer bagging nails. HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Edmund N Nakano
Executive Team, Corp. Sec. Treas., C. S. Wo & Sons Ltd. #93
B. 1948; Honokaa, HI EDUC. Hill High School; UH Manoa; CERT. CPA, CGMA MIL. US Army, Vietnam Veteran EXP. Coopers & Lybrand (6 years), C S Wo & Sons, Ltd (39 years) BDS. Columbus Insurance Ltd, Hawaii Society of CPAs, Higashi Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii CLUBS Financial Executives International, Hawaii Society of CPAs, American Society of CPAs HOBBIES Fast pitch softball, karaoke, golf, tennis, travel, family activities. FAM. Diane, Retired, 2 children NOTEWORTHY Two daughters with Accounting undergraduate and MBA degrees, one who is also a CPA. HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Alan Pflueger
Pres., Pacific Honda Pflueger Group #94,
B. 1966; Honolulu EDUC. Trinity Pawling, NY, ‘85; National Automobile Dealer Academy, VA, automotive management, ‘91 EXP. Pres. (‘00-present), Mng. Dir, Pflueger Automotive (‘97-00); VP, GM (‘96-00), operations Mgr. (‘93-96), Sales Mgr. (‘92-93), Pflueger Acura BDS. Pacific Auto Distributors LLC; Pflueger Racing; APEX Re-Insurance; Young Presidents Org.; Make-A-Wish Hawaii CLUBS Outrigger Canoe Club, Waialae CC, The 200 Club HOBBIES Ocean sports, racing, triathlon, tennis FAM. Eleni

David Purington
Dir. Merchandising, Hardware Hawaii #123
B. 7-29-45; Pomona, Calif EDUC. Kailua; San Jose State; EXP. General Contractor in Hawaii since 1976. Primarily residential construction on the Windward side. HOBBIES Kayaking, Swimming, Motorcycle riding, Avaition HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Michael N. Regan
EVP, CFO, Servco Pacific Inc.
B. San Diego, CA EDUC. San Diego State University EXP. EVP/CFO – Outrigger Enterprise Group BDS. Rite Aid Corporation HOBBIES Fly fishing, kayaking, running, taking care of new puppies


Robert M. Taylor
Pres., CEO , Maui Divers Jewelry #148
B. 1945; Chicago, IL EDUC. Reseda HS, CA, ‘63; Cal State U Northridge, BS, Accounting, ‘67 ; UCLA, MBA, ‘68 EXP. Exec. VP, Maui Divers (‘87-93); Controller, Foremost Dairies (‘86); Sr. VP, Tropical Rent-a-Car (‘83-85); Sr. VP, Maui Divers (‘72-83); asst. controller, Construction Materials HI, ‘71 BDS. Maui Divers of Hawaii Ltd., Retail Merchants of Hawaii, Manoa Valley Theatre HOBBIES Golfing, Walking FAM. Corrine, 1 child HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Louis VeDova III
Pres., Windward Auto Sales Inc. #124
B. St. Louis, Mo. EDUC. EXP. 43 years Automotive Experience HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Edward D. Wayne
Pres., Chair, Maui Clothing Co. Inc. #204
B. Philadelphia, PA EDUC. St. Joseph’s Prep, Philadelphia, PA, ‘59; U of Miami, BA, Economics ‘64; MIL. U.S. Air Force Reserve EXP. Pres., CEO, Maui Clothing Co. (‘82-present); Owner, Developer, Commercial Properties (‘91-present); Pres., CEO, Pacific Connection-Hawaii, Inc. (‘74-82); Pres., CEO, Hawaii Marketing & Management Services Inc. (‘72-74); Pres, CEO, Red Noodle Ent. (‘72-74); Tour Dir., Grand Circle Travel BDS. Maui Clothing Co. CLUBS Maui CC; Lahaina Yacht Club; Honolulu Club; Chaine Des Rotisseurs HOBBIES Yoga, dancing, hiking, reading, travel, family FAM. Motoko Tsuzuku-Wayne, M.D. Gynecology, 2 children NOTEWORTHY Founded company on Maui in ‘82 with 4 employees, grew it to 25 stores with 160 employees, with focus always on quality merchandise at affordable prices. During high school, a regular on television on American Bandstand. HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Bennett R. Wo
Owner, Exec., C. S. Wo & Sons Ltd. #93
B. 1961; Honolulu EDUC. Punahou School, ‘80; Stanford, ‘84; UCLA Anderson School of Management, ‘89 EXP. Consultant, Ernst & Whinney (‘84-85), VP, C.S. Wo & Sons Ltd.; Partner, Wo Capital Group, Private Equity (‘89-present); Partner, BJM Partners, Alternative Investments; Partner, BJ Capital Management, Private Equity (‘04-present) BDS. Boy Scouts of America Aloha Council; Hospice Hawaii; Entrepreneurs Foundation of Hawaii; CLUBS Waialae CC HOBBIES Cooking, fishing, hiking, golf, poker, ping pong FAM. Susan, 3 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Craig Scott Wo
Owner, Exec., C. S. Wo & Sons, Ltd.
B. 1965; Honolulu EDUC. Punahou; Wharton; Columbia Business School, UCLA CERT. MBA, PhD EXP. Mergers & Acquisitions Group, Credit Suisse First Boston, New York (‘91-92); Partnership Finance Group, Shearson Lehman Hutton, New York (‘87-89) BDS. Past Board Chair, American Red Cross – Hawaii State Chapter; Past Board Chair, UH Foundation; Finance Committee, Aloha United Way; Board President, Pacific and Asian Affairs Council (PAAC); Finance Chair, Takitani Foundation; First Hawaiian Bank; Finance Chair, The Queen’s Health Systems CLUBS Waialae CC, Director (2008-2010) and Past President (2010); Pacific Club FAM. Nancy, 3 HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Michael J. Wo
Owner, C. S. Wo & Sons Ltd. #93
B. 1957; Honolulu EDUC. Punahou School, ‘75; UCLA; Northwestern U, Kellogg School of Management BDS. Oahu Publications Inc.; Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific CLUBS Waialae CC HOBBIES Golf, fishing, tennis FAM. Cynthia, 3 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Wendell J. Wo
Owner, Exec., C. S. Wo & Sons Ltd. #93
B. 1955; Honolulu, Hawaii EDUC. Punahou; USC; Wharton HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Russell M. Wong
COO, Aloha Auto Group Ltd / DBA Aloha Kia #69
B. 1961; Honolulu EDUC. Kamehameha Schools, ‘79; UH, BBA, Business Economics & Quantitative Methods, ‘83; U of Missouri, Kansas City, MBA, Finance, ‘85 BDS. Motor Vehicle Industry Licensing Board CLUBS Mid Pacific CC HOBBIES Golf, motorsports, watersports FAM. Dolly, Department of Education, 2 children, 2 grandsons HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

William van den Hurk
Pres., CEO, Aloha Auto Group Ltd / DBA Aloha Kia #69
B. 1945; Holland EDUC. EXP. Started in the Automobile business as a lot attendant in New market Ontario Canada, then became an auto salesperson 1965. Came to California in 1967 worked for Presitge Management Group. Started out as a saleperson worked my way up to General Manager of 4 dearships and in 1976 became a partner in the purchase of that group. Came to Hawaii 2005 as a consultant to a dealer group. In 1997 opend up as Aloha Hyundai then aquired Kia in late 1997. Sold Hyundai in 2005 and became sole Kia dealer for Hawaii with 7 locations. BDS. Aloha Auto Group Ltd. DBA Aloha Kia Chairman Board Oahu SPCA CLUBS Past Chair, ‘00 Hyundai U.S. Dealer Council; Hawaii Automobile Dealers Assn.; Past H.A.D.A. President 2015/2016 Kia Motors of America Dealer Council;  HOBBIES Motorcycles, auto racing and animals FAM. 2 children NOTEWORTHY Nominated for the Hawaii Automobile Dealer Association 2010 Time Dealer of the Year HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Glenn L. Boulware
VP, COO, HIE Holdings Inc. #161, VP/COO, Hawaiian Isles Enterprises Inc. #121
B. 1985 EDUC. Punahou School; Willamette U; U of Rochester HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Chad Buck
CEO, Owner, Hawaii Foodservice Alliance LLC #95
EDUC. EXP. Rated as fastest growing company in the state in ‘03 and again in ‘04 by Pacific Business News; SBA Business Man of the year, City & County of Honolulu, ‘05 BDS. Founding Director & Vice President, Navy SEAL Foundation Hawaii. www.USNavySEALFoundation.org FAM. Stephanie, 5 children NOTEWORTHY Largest “in kind” donor (according to HBM) in the state of Hawaii with over a million dollars worth of food donated annually to the Hawaii Foodbank and other non-profit groups. HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

James K. Chan
GM, Hawaiian Chip Company, LLC
B. 1975; Pusan, Korea EDUC. Waiakea; UH Manoa; EXP. 17 years as founder and manager of Hawaiian Chip Company. BDS. Hawaii Food Manufacturers Association; Chamber of Commerce Hawaii CLUBS Entrepreneurs Organization HOBBIES Work FAM. Kammy, Attorney, 1 child HB HONORS SmallBiz Success Winner

Byron J.M. Chong
VP, Dir. Sales & Marketing, Love’s Bakery Inc. #133
B. 1971; Honolulu EDUC. UH; EXP. VP/Sales, Dir./Marketing, Gen. Sales Mgr., Sales Spvsr., Love’s Bakery; Sales Rep., R.J. Reynolds; District Mgr., Hawaii Newspaper Agency CLUBS Hawaii Food Industry Assn. HOBBIES Softball, golf, home improvement FAM. Jo-Lynn, COTA, State of Hawaii, 2 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Dana H.Y. Chun
Pres., COO, King Food Service Inc. #182
B. 1955; Honolulu EDUC. Punahou School, ‘73; U of Southern California, BS, Accounting, ‘77; EXP. Controller, King Food Service; Asst. Controller, Kiahuna Beach Houses; Accountant/Auditor, Ernst & Ernst CLUBS Pacific Club HOBBIES Tennis, golf FAM. Leila, 1 child HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

James A. Cremins
Vice Chair, CSO, Y. Hata & Co., Ltd. #33
B. 1944; Alexandria, VA EDUC. EXP. 50+ years in wholesale food distribution. Started in operations, moved to sales, then sales management and general management. In ‘89, purchased a distribution business in Virginia and sold it in ‘00. Started a consulting practice, working with 7 different foodservice distributors in the U.S. Became a full-time employee of Y. Hata in 2012 BDS. Kapiolani Community College Culinary Arts Department, Hawaii Restaurant Association CLUBS American Culinary Federation HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Russell J. Hata
Chair, Pres., CEO, Y. Hata & Co., Ltd. #33
B. 1955; Honolulu, HI EDUC. Kalani H.S.; UH Manoa – BBA Finance; UH Manoa – EMBA EXP. Y. Hata & Co. Ltd. Chair./Pres./CEO, Profiles Hawaii, area director, Rise Inc., Pres., Yashima construction, marketing director, government liaison, project coordinator BDS. Y. Hata & Co. Ltd., Chairman; Convergence CT Inc.; UniPro Foodservice, Inc.; Hawaii Japanese Chamber of Commerce CLUBS Hawaii Business Roundtable, Chamber of Commerce Hawaii, Japanese Chamber of Commerce, United Japanese Society HOBBIES Golf, travel, reading, Gyrotonic exercise FAM. Val, 2 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Adam Holmes
Chief Distribution Officer, Y. Hata & Co., Ltd. #33
B. 1978; Cape May, NJ EDUC. Johnson and Wales University; University of South Carolina EXP. I started in foodservice at the age of 11, sweeping the floors of a pizza shop in Cape May, NJ. From there I worked my way up to Sous Chef at 17, then Culinary School, followed by a B.S. in Hotel, Restaurant Management, and an M.S. in Hospitality Administration. After school I worked for Aramark all over the country, managing large events in the Convention Center segment, then as a Foodservice Director for Elon University. I left Aramark to pursue a multi-unit restaurant GM role before spending eight years with Pate Dawson and Southern Foods as a Regional Sales Manager, then VP/General Manager of Sales and Operations. I began with Y. Hata as the GM of the Broadline Division before being promoted to Chief Distribution Officer in 2016. I am currently part of the Senior Leadership Team where my focus is on exceeding customers expectations, strategy execution, developing leaders, efficiency and improving company wide communication. HOBBIES Dining out, paddle boarding, Cross Fit, exploring new technology, watching Philly sports teams, reading, hiking with family and exploring cultures of Hawaii. FAM. Jen, One son, Baker Bixby Holmes. Born 6/20/15 at Kapiolani, eight weeks early. I can’t say enough about that amazing staff, because of them Baker is a completely healthy and happy two year old.  HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

William J. Hughes
CEO, King Food Service Inc. #182
B. 1951; San Gabriel, CA EDUC. Stanford U, BA, ‘73; Hastings College of Law, JD, ‘77; London School of Economics and Political Science, LL.M., ‘79 EXP. Pres. and Gen. Counsel, Bicara Ltd., CA (‘83-present); Law Offices of Brooks & Hughes, CA (‘80-83) BDS. Bicara Ltd., CA; King Meat Inc., CA; King Food Service Inc. FAM. Celeste Kinu Hughes HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Bruce Johnson
Chair, Fresh Island Fish Co. Inc. / Uncle’s Fish Market & Grill #178
B. 1950 EDUC. EXP. Starting on the deckplates of a commercial fishing boat, then becoming a captain at age 21, Bruce created Fresh Island Fish Company on the principle of quality, a vision which continues through today as FIF remains Hawaii’s largest seafood distribution company. He’s actively involved with aquaculture, and developing a sustainable feed from by products of seafood waste he wants to contribute to the growth of Hawaiian Aquaculture. HOBBIES I’ve spent most of my years enjoying the ocean with my family and friends. Boat adventures, traveling, fishing! I also enjoying working with plants and flowers, landscaping is another passion. Teaching and mentoring younger generation of the things I’ve experienced will be something I do more in the future.  FAM. Myong Sun Johnson, 3 daughters, Crystal, Jenny, and Jade. NOTEWORTHY My mentors, the calabash uncles, were hard to get to know, tenacious, humble, a bit of kolohe‚ they can be rascals, but very honorable. They’re my heroes, and they’re of all nationalities. HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Brian Marting
CFO, Y. Hata & Co., Ltd. #33
B. 1964; Phoenix, AZ EDUC. Arizona State U, BS, Accounting; CERT. CPA EXP. Y. Hata & Co. Ltd. (‘97-present); Accounting Mgr., Walsh America (‘93-96); Audit Mgr., Coopers & Lybrand (‘90-93); Auditor, KPMG Peat Marwick (‘86-90) CLUBS HSCPA, Financial Executives Intl. HOBBIES Softball, Reading, Travel FAM. Gina, CFO, HMSA, 2 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Judy A. McDonald
CEO, Palama Holdings LLC (H&W Food Service) #109
EDUC. Hawaii Baptist Academy; UH Manoa; CERT. CPA FAM. 2 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Alton A. Nakagawa
VP Finance, VIP Foodservice #84
B. 12/25/58; Wailuku EDUC. Maui HS; UH Manoa; CERT. CPA EXP. Deloitte Haskins and Sells CPAs BDS. Hale Makua Health Services; Valley Isle Produce, Inc. FAM. Carolyn, Carlsmith Ball, 3 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Stevette K Santiago
Chief Administrative Officer, Y. Hata & Co., Ltd. #33
B. Kauai EDUC. Waimea HS; UH Manoa, BBA in HR; CERT. SHRM-SCP, SPHR, Toastmaster International ACB, ACL EXP. SVP of Strategy and Solutions, HawaiiUSA FCU Senior HR Manager, Spirent Communications Managing Partner, Hawaiian Wireless LLC. Senior HR Manager, Hawaiian Wireless Inc. Director of HR, Y. Hata & Co., Ltd. BDS. SHRM Hawaii Chapter – State Co Council Director; HawaiiUSA FCU; University of Hawaii MAHRM CLUBS Native Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce HOBBIES Hula, Cooking, Choir, and Serving in My Church. FAM. Brad Santiago, Senior Asset Manager, Alexander & Baldwin, 3 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Stephen N. Ueda
Pres., CEO, Chair, Suisan Group Inc. #92
B. 1968; Honolulu EDUC. Roosevelt High School; University of Hawaii at Manoa; Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of California-Irvine EXP. Stephen was hired by Ford Motor Company in 1993 to work in the company’s Plastics & Trim Products Division, focusing on product and systems development. His first assignment was in Dearborn, Michigan, where he created a prototype lifetime air induction system for the Lincoln Mark VII. He relocated to the United Kingdom and provided technical and analytic support for Ford’s newly formed division in Dunton, Essex. After two years, he moved to Ford’s manufacturing plant in Sandusky, Ohio, where he helped bring new designs to a production-ready state. His final position at Ford took him to Ypslanti, Michigan where he worked on Ford’s first plastic engine intake manifold system. Ueda relocated to California in 2000 and led accessory manufacturing for Nissan at Altia Automotive Products. He moved to Hawaii in 2007 to take up the family business. Ueda worked a variety of positions including distributor sales representative, buyer, retail sales manager and vice president before assuming head of company in January 2017. BDS. Japanese Chamber of Commerce & Industry of Hawaii CLUBS Hawaii Island Chamber of Commerce, Hawaii Food Industry Association HOBBIES Spending time with my son FAM. Debi Ueda, 1 child NOTEWORTHY I am an Eagle Scout HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

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