Executive Profile
Monday, March 15, 1999

Name: Sean M. O'Keefe
Age: 37
Position: Director, environmental affairs, A&B-Hawaii, Inc.
First job: Mowing lawns, Miramar, Fla.
Favorite pastimes: Hiking, basketball, gardening

Overseeing the
environment for A&B

A&B-Hawaii Inc. has promoted Sean M. O'Keefe to director of environmental affairs, where he will follow new governmental regulations.

"The company also has to provide input to proposed regulations," O'Keefe said.

He also will continue working on environmental improvements, such as alternatives to cane burning. This involves a different harvesting technique, which must be tested during the mill processing.

He has 10 years in environmental work and joined A&B's Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Company in 1993 as environmental specialist. He also was a partner in Walters & O'Keefe Environmental Consultants Inc. and worked for Unitek Environmental Services Inc. O'Keefe earned a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from the University of Notre Dame in Indiana. He was a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy while in submarine service at Pearl Harbor.

By Jerry Tune, Star-Bulletin

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