Superferry has big hitters as leaders
With the Hawaii Superferry in the news, I was wondering who owns the Superferry? They have a lot of pull.
Answer: J.F. Lehman and Co. is the major investor in the Hawaii Superferry.
"There are a lot of smaller investors, but J.F. Lehman and Co. is by far the major equity investor," said a spokes- woman for the company.
Timothy Dick, named as one of the Star-Bulletin's top 10 people to watch in 2006, was the founder of Hawaii Superferry.
He is still listed as a vice chairman in state business registration records, but left the company late last year, according to the spokeswoman.
He's described as a venture capitalist who focuses on Internet-related and technology businesses. He founded Grassroots.com, WorldPages.com, UseHalf.org and TRUSTe.org. Dick also is a founding member of Reef Check Hawaii.
Dick brought aboard John Garibaldi, the Superferry's president and chief executive officer.
Garibaldi, picked by the Star-Bulletin as one of 10 people who made a difference in 2007, previously was vice president/chief financial officer of both Aloha Airlines and Hawaiian Airlines; chief financial officer/vice president of Queen's Health Systems; and president/CEO of Zephyr Insurance Co.
In addition to Garibaldi, the board of directors includes Chairman John F. Lehman, founding partner of J.F. Lehman and Co. and a former secretary of the Navy; Tig H. Krekel, vice chairman of J.F. Lehman and former president/chief executive officer of Hughes Space and Communications and president of Boeing Satellite Systems; Jeffrey G. Arce, partner in the MacNaughton Group and executive vice president/chief financial officer of the Superferry; David C. Cole, president/hairman/chief executive officer of Maui Land & Pineapple Co. and president of Aquaterra Inc.; and C. Alexander Harman, of J.F. Lehman and former member of the Global Energy Group at J.P. Morgan & Co.
Also, Warren H. Haruki, president/chief executive officer of Grove Farm and Lihue Land Co. and former president of GTE Hawaiian Tel and Verizon Hawaii; Louis N. Mintz, of J.F. Lehman and former member of the Private Equity Investment Group at Odyssey Partners L.P.; George A. Sawyer, founding partner of J.F. Lehman and former assistant secretary of the Navy, Shipbuilding & Logistics; and John W. "Bill" Shirley, former program manager of the U.S. Department of Energy, Naval Reactors Division.
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