Building Industry Magazine - October 2013 - (Page 53)

NewsMakers HBM Names John White Director of Maintenance Ops Hawaiian Building Maintenance (HBM), the largest facilities maintenance services company in Hawaii, has named John White as director of maintenance operations, lending his expertise to training of all employees at various jobsites throughout the state. He was previously the director of safety and training. “We are pleased to have John on our team,” said Jim Walters, HBM chief executive officer and president. “John’s extensive experience and leadership as an energy efficient expert will continue to be of tremendous value to the companies we serve.” White brings more than 25 years of experience to HBM. Prior to joining HBM he was the chief engineer at Central Pacific Plaza (CPP), where he implemented and managed several energy saving projects, including the complete change out of the Plaza’s chilled water plant and the installation of a direct digital control system on the air distribution system. Originally from Southern California, White moved to Hawaii in 1988, where he started his own maintenance company and oversaw maintenance at many Waikiki condominiums. New Members at HHC Gov. Neil Abercrombie has appointed Hanalei businesswoman Patricia Sheehan and Hilo labor leader Wallace Ishibashi Jr. to the nine-member Hawaiian Homes Commission (HHC) representing Kauai and East Hawaii, respectively. The commission oversees the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (DHHL). “We welcome our newest members to the Hawaiian Homes Commission,” said Jobie Masagatani, Hawaiian Homes Commission chair and DHHL director. “As well as respected members of their respective communities, their manao will be invaluable in fulfilling Prince Kuhio’s mission.” Sheehan returns to the HHC after serving as Kauai Commissioner from 1993 to 1997. Sheehan fills the seat left vacant by Imaikalani Aiu until a permanent replacement is found. Ishibashi was born and raised in the Hawaiian homestead of Keaukaha, on Hawaii Island, and is a retired officer of the ILWU Local 142 and a member for almost 40 years. He replaces East Hawaii Commissioner Ian Lee Loy and will serve a four-year term. Mayor Caldwell Taps Ray Soon Chief of Staff Mayor Kirk Caldwell has appointed Ray Soon to act as chief of staff, a senior role in the Caldwell administration. Soon previously served as director of the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands, vice president of community relations at Kamehameha Schools and president of the consulting firm Solutions Pacific. “With Ray’s accomplished background, collaborative approach and proven commitment to serving the people of the City and County of Honolulu, I am extremely fortunate to have him join my administration as chief of staff,” said Mayor Caldwell. A Kalani High School graduate, Soon earned a BFA in city and regional planning from the University of Hawaii at Manoa and a master’s degree in city planning from Harvard University. Galson Names Rozlyn Luber General Manager Galson Laboratories Pacific Rim, a world leader in industrial hygiene analysis and monitoring solutions, | 53 has named Rozlyn Luber general manager of operations for the Hawaii office. Luber will oversee all laboratory, client services, sales, marketing and administrative functions. She will serpromote all ser vices offered and build client relationships in Hawaii. “Galson Laboratories is delighted to announce that Rozlyn will hold this position,” said Joe Unangst, president and CEO of Galson Laboratories. “Galson Laboratories Pacific Rim is focused on exceeding our client’s expectations and maintaining a staff of highly trained analysts, and we are confident that Rozlyn’s years of industry experience will give her the knowledge it takes to oversee the analysts and lead the group.” Mark Tawara New SSFM VP/COO The Honolulu-based engineering, planning and management firm SSFM International, Inc. (SSFM) has hired Mark Tawara as its new vice president and chief operating officer. Tawara techwill manage tech nical operations, working under the direction of the president/CEO, to implement procedures and processes that support the firm’s strategic initiatives. With more than 20 years of experience in the design and construction industry, Tawara owned and operated a marketing consulting practice, assisting more than a dozen professional services and construction firms on various marketing and operations initiatives. “SSFM is extremely fortunate to have Mark join our team,” said SSFM International President and CEO Michael P. Matsumoto. “His exceptional talent and broad experiences will enhance the value and service our company provides to our clients.”

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Building Industry Magazine - October 2013

NEWS BEAT HONBLUE Pacific Building Trade Expo
Coffman Engineers ranks 58th
DOT fuel pier at Kalaeloa Barbers Point Harbor
Hawthorne Cat hosts demo day
ABC 12th Annual Golf Tournament
GCA Hawaii hosts Construction Update
True Life Cos. Buys Acreage on Big Island
Coco Palms: rebuilding an island icon
Spotlight on Success: Physical Fitness Center Camp Smith, Marine Corps Base Hawaii
Contracts Awarded
Low Bids
Concept to Completion: ANdAZ Maui at Wailea Resort & Spa
New Products

Building Industry Magazine - October 2013