Maui Business

Business Roundup: September 2012

September 28, 2012, 11:32 AM HST
* Updated September 28, 1:03 PM
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Ryan Luckey is the new executive sous chef at the Hula Grill Kaanapali. Photo courtesy: Steve Brinkman Photography.

By Sonia Isotov

Once a month, this column is published and contains tidbits of business news we receive over the course of a month. If you would like your information included, please email [email protected].

Ryan Luckey
, formerly the executive chef at the Pineapple Grill in Kapalua, has joined Hula Grill Kaanapali as the restaurant’s new executive sous chef.

The Nisei Veterans Memorial Center has received a $25,000 grant from the First Hawaiian Bank Foundation to support the construction of the Nisei Veterans Memorial Center educational facility.

Tom Tezak of Wailea Realty Corp. was inducted as a new member of the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing Million Dollar Guild.

Tom Tezak, Wailea Realty. Photo courtesy of Tezak.

The West Maui Animal Clinic added Dr. Hillary Nauss to its staff of veterinarians.


Maui Preparatory Academy announced the addition and/or promotion of several staff members starting with the 2012 school year: Ryan Kirkham, director of student life and athletics and upper school science; Kawika Casco, athletic director; Angie Glass, pre-school teacher; Dr. Kathleen Ireland, upper school science faculty; Kay Milne, art teacher; and Kristie Fetterly, middle school English faculty.


Matson, Inc. has been honored by CIO magazine as a recipient of the 2012 CIO 100 award which recognizes organizations around the world that exemplify the highest level of operational and strategic excellence in information technology

The Hawaii Tourism Authority board of directors announced that Ronald Williams has been reappointed as its chairperson, and that Patricia Ewing has been appointed vice chairperson.

Dr. Bien Lazatin. Photo courtesy of Hawaii Kaiser Permanente.

Dr. Bien Lazatin, a family medicine physician, recently joined the Kaiser Permanente Maui Lani Clinic.


Pacific Business News announced that Allen Doane, retired president and chief executive officer of Alexander & Baldwin Inc. will receive the 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award at the 11th Annual Business Leadership Hawaii event on Nov. 1.

Aviation consultant Michael Rodyniuk has joined the board of directors of Island Air’s parent company, the privately held Gavarnie Holding LLC, as executive vice chairman.

If your business had an opening, closing, promotion, retirement, anniversary, employee of the year, new product release, special event, blessing, new location, award, or donation, we’d love to hear about it. Email [email protected].

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