Business Briefs
Reported by Star-Bulletin staff & wire

[Hawaii Inc.]


>> Clayton Tamashiro has been named manager of the human resources department at Kuakini Health Systems. Supervising the department's daily operations and assisting departments in addressing issues relating to today's healthcare work force will be his responsibility.

>> Judith Ann Muncaster has been named Ballet Hawaii's associate executive director. She most recently served as director of development and alumnae affairs at La Pietra-Hawaii School for Girls, directing its $5 million capital campaign for campus rejuvenation.

>> The University of Hawaii at Manoa School of Travel Industry Management has named Maureen MacLeod distance education specialist for Gee Technology Learning Center programs. MacLeod will strengthen the school's online certificate program and develop programs for the soon-to-be-opened Gee Center. TIM School will offer a new session of its online e-TIM Program beginning in January. The 12-credit certificate will include four graduate-level courses and is designed to serve working travel industry professionals who hold a bachelors degree.

>> Mark M. Matsuda has joined Otomo Engineering Inc. as project manager. His responsibilities include engineering design and project management. He was most recently with Warren S. Unemori Engineering Inc.

>> American Savings Bank has appointed Nelson Moku III to operations manager for its Aina Haina branch. He will oversee daily operations as well as business development in the surrounding area. American Savings has appointed Martin Tadlas Jr. to branch sales manager of its Kaneohe-Kahuhipa branch. He will be responsible for leading all aspects of sales and operations at the branch.

>> Hagadone Printing Co. has hired Ann Shishido as new customer service representative. She has seven years of experience in the printing and digital industry, most recently as customer service representative at United Printing.


>> Melvin Nakamura of the District 50 Hawaii Lions was elected an international director of the International Association of Lions Clubs. His primary responsibility will be to help develop programs and policies that will benefit the more than 1.3 million Lions throughout the world. He will also represent IALC at various district and state functions throughout the United States and other countries. He served as district governor of the Hawaii Lions in 1994-95 and has been a Lion for 24 years.


>> Robert Richards Midkiff, chairman of the board of the Hawaii Theatre Center, has received the Historic Preservation Award from the Hawaii Chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers. In addition to heading up the capital campaign to restore the Hawaii Theatre's exterior facade, he serves as president of the Honolulu Culture and Arts District Association. He is co-founder of the Downtown Improvement Association and was chairman of the committees to select the architects and design for the Hawaii State Capitol.

>> Pua Valdez of Kaneohe was honored as the top new Tupperware manager in North America. As a manager with distributorship Young At Heart, she recruits and mentors other independent Tupperware sales people.

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