Tuesday, July 13, 1999Name: Keith T. Matsumoto
Position: Vice president, chief operating officer, PICHTR
First job: Laborer
Favorite pastimes: Coaching wrestling
Keith T. Matsumoto has been promoted to vice president and chief operating officer at the nonprofit Pacific International Center for High Technology Research.
High-tech group promotes Matsumoto
PICHTR, which promotes the development of high-tech industries in Hawaii, is looking for collaborative ventures in a number of areas, including renewable energy, environmental science and technologies, and education and training, Matsumoto said.
He joined the center in 1994 and has been vice president, chief financial officer, treasurer and program manager for the past four years.
Matsumoto also has worked for A&B-Hawaii Inc., The Gas Co., GTE Hawaiian Tel, Grant Thornton LLP, and Hawaiian Dredging & Construction Co. He earned a bachelor's degree in engineering from the University of Pennsylvania and a master's degree in business administration from the University of Michigan.
By Jerry Tune, Star-Bulletin