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Schatz Releases Statement on Passing of KTA CEO

September 22, 2019, 2:45 PM HST
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KTA Super Stores CEO Barry Taniguchi died of medical complications on Friday at The Queen’s Medical Center on O‘ahu. Taniguchi was 72 years old.

US Sen. Brian Schatz released a statement on Taniguchiʻs passing earlier today.

“Barry Taniguchi was a brilliant problem solver and man of action. He was a model businessman and citizen who gave himself fully to the betterment of the Big Island and the State of Hawai‘i,” Schatzʻs statement read.

“My thoughts are with the Taniguchi family during this difficult time. We will greatly miss his intellect, his gentleman’s style, and his determination to always do the right thing.”

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