Business Briefs

Reported by Star-Bulletin staff & wire

Sunday, August 24, 2003


New jobs

>> Kuakini Health System has named Jennifer Kam purchasing manager. She will be responsible for the purchasing, storeroom and plaza printing departments. She comes to Kuakini with more than 19 years of health care experience in materials management. She previously worked at Wahiawa General Hospital and Kapiolani Medical Center.

>> Aston Hawaii has named Scott Medeiros rooms division manager and Fely Guieb executive housekeeper. Medeiros will oversee the daily operations of the reservations, front desk and night audit departments, as well as housekeeping and maintenance. He previously served as general manager for several Maui resorts and have more than 10 years of experience. Guieb, with more than 16 years of experience in the hospitality industry, will supervise 100 employees in laundry and housekeeping.

>> CP Interactive, a division of Communications Pacific, has added two senior staff members: Joe Mastowski as director of interactive services and Jenny Teo as director of client services. Mastowski supervises the division's creative team, overseeing designs and concepts. He was previously principal at Plumeria Designs, a Honolulu Web design and development firm. Teo is primarily responsible for planning and supervising the development of Web sites and other interactive projects. She also serves as a consultant, providing recommendations on the most economical and effective Internet strategies to achieve clients' objectives. She was previously regional manager for marketing services at Hilton Hawaii.


>> Central Pacific Bank has promoted three people to senior vice president: Allan Komatsu, special credits and collections division; Curtis Okazaki, properties division; and Carl Nagasako, loan operations manager. Komatsu oversees the collection team; Okazaki is responsible for the physical facilities and internal services of the bank such as leasing and purchasing; and Nagasako supervises loan operations and documentation. Two people were promoted to assistant vice president: Chong Pak, west team financial services commercial banking officer and Byron Okino, METRO 1 team financial services commercial banking officer. Pak's primary responsibility is to service the financial needs of existing clients and to grow the bank's Central Oahu client base. Okino will develop and maintain existing metropolitan Honolulu business accounts.

>> Park Shore Waikiki Hotel has promoted Napoleon "Napo" Flores to director of financial services. He had been general bookkeeper since 1998. He helped to create and implement the cost control program at the hotel, which aims to minimize expenses while maximizing guest services and profits.

>> Atlantis Adventures has promoted Teri-Lynn Parel to sales manager. She is responsible for executing marketing and promotional programs that sell the company's product line to the westbound visitor market. Parel joined Atlantis this march as a sales service representative. She previously worked for three years at Internet and computer networking company NetEnterprise Inc. as assistant to the vice president of sales and marketing.

On the board

>> Donald G. Horner has been appointed vice chairman of the Hawaii Business Roundtable for 2003-04. David Carey has been appointed treasurer. Horner is president and chief executive officer of First Hawaiian Bank. Carey is president and chief executive officer of Outrigger Enterprises. H. Mitchell D'Olier, president and chief executive officer of Kaneohe Ranch and the Harold K.L. Castle Foundation, will continue to serve as chairman of the group. New members of the Hawaii Business Roundtable are: Janice L. Head, president and regional manager of Kaiser Permanente; Warren K. K. Luke, chairman and chief executive officer of Hawaii National Bank; Duncan MacNaughton, managing partner of The MacNaughton Group; Carl L. Simons, president of Hawaiian Cement; Robert J. Walker, president of Castle Medical Center; Colleen Wong, interim chief executive officer of Kamehameha Schools; Paul K. Yonamine, executive vice president and leader of the Asia-Pacific region for Bearing Point Inc. 

>> Michael Chong of AES Design Group has been elected president of American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers, Hawaii Chapter. Other officers are: President-Elect Victor Russell, DSA Engineering; Vice President Ross Tanaka, Mechanical Enterprises; Secretary Marites Shoji, Norman Wright Mechanical Equipment; and Treasurer Sam Gillie, Hawaiian Electric Co.

>> American Marketing Association Hawaii Chapter's board of directors has named Timothy Deegan of Deegan & Associates president. Other officers are President-Elect Kevin Sakamoto, Honolulu City & County Employees Federal Credit Union; Treasurer John Flanigan, First Hawaiian Bank; and Secretary Marche Kawai, KHON Television. The association's new chairpersons include special projects, Scott Creel; public relations, Dean Spagnoli; membership services, Lee Collins; Marketer of the Year event, Stephen Pratt; communications and Internet, Caroline Witherspoon; and collegiate relations, Jacquelyn Smith.

>> Jan Rumi has been named the 78th president of the humanitarian services organization The Lions Club of Honolulu. He has been a member of the club for eight years. Rumi is business advisory services manager in Grant Thornton's Honolulu office.


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