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Distributed Energy Partners promotes Zachary McNish to Executive Vice President

Distributed Energy Partners promotes Zachary McNish to Executive Vice President

 

HONOLULUwww.dephawaii.com – Distributed Energy Partners LLC (DEP) today announced it has promoted Zachary McNish, Esq. to Executive Vice President.

 

In his new role, McNish will lead DEP’s sales teams and oversee day-to-day operations of the firm. McNish also serves as DEP’s general counsel, reviewing all legal matters.

 

McNish previously served as legal counsel for RevoluSun and Distributed Energy Partners prior to the two entities splitting into separate business units last month, and before that worked as an associate attorney at Alston Hunt Floyd & Ing.

Outrigger Sets Sail to Become World’s Premier Beachfront Resort Brand

Outrigger Sets Sail to Become World’s Premier Beachfront Resort Brand

Outrigger founders Roy and Estelle Kelley opened their first hotel in the Hawaii resort destination of Waikiki in September 1947. Today, as Outrigger Enterprises Group celebrates its Founders Day, the company is excited to announce the launch of a dedicated beachfront resort brand – Outrigger Resorts, which includes its existing world-class properties in Hawaii, Australia, Fiji, Guam, Thailand, Mauritius, and now the Maldives, as well as future resorts planned for China, Vietnam and elsewhere across Asia-Pacific and the Indian Ocean. Outrigger currently operates 15 full service resorts in seven countries with plans to open two to four additional Outrigger Resorts annually over the next decade.

 

The World’s Premier Beachfront Resort Brand

Winners Announced! 2014 PEM Business Achievement Awards

Winners Announced! 2014 PEM Business Achievement Awards
HONOLULU – www.pacificedgeawards.com – Element Media, Inc., Hawai‘i’s premier custom publishing firm specializing in magazine publishing, integrated marketing and events, hosted the exclusive fourth annual Pacific Edge Magazine Business Achievement Awards Gala on Thursday, September 25 at the historic ‘Iolani Palace.

Hokulani and Lunalilo Elementary Schools Awarded Grants for Renewable Energy Projects

Hokulani and Lunalilo Elementary Schools Awarded Grants for Renewable Energy Projects

Hawaii Pacific Solar (HPS), a Maui-based solar PV design and installation company, has awarded two education grants totaling $2,718 for solar energy-related projects at Hokulani Elementary School and King William C. Lunalilo Elementary School, both Kaimuki Complex schools.

 

Hokulani Elementary School received the entire amount requested, $1,402.15, to explore the application of PV systems and their use in powering LEGO® robotic projects at the school. Teachers Marcus Pottenger, Naomi Oshiro and Laurie Yoshinaga submitted the grant with Hokulani’s principal, Holly Kiyonaga.

 

King William C. Lunalilo Elementary School received $1,316.60 to participate statewide, with the Hokulea and Hikianalia, in the first science project on hydroponics. Lunalilo has focused on sustainability for the past three years and was adopted by the Hokulea as it travels on its three-year worldwide voyage. Principal Amy Kantrowitz submitted the proposal.

Christian Hastings Joins Graham Builders as Architectural Designer

Christian Hastings Joins Graham Builders as Architectural Designer

HONOLULUwww.grahambuilders.com – Graham Builders is pleased to announce that Christian Hastings has joined the firm as Architectural Designer. His duties include designing and developing custom home plans, guiding homeowners during the design process, and creating plan and specification packages for the construction process.

Hastings has eight years of experience working in architecture. Prior to joining Graham Builders, he served as an intern architect at Mason Architects.

Hastings earned his bachelor’s degree in International Business from BYU-Hawaii and a master’s degree in Architecture from New School of Architecture and Design in San Diego, Calif.

A native of Waimea, Big Island, Hastings currently resides in Manoa.

Hawaiian Legacy Tours Named ‘2014 Ecotour Operator of the Year’

Hawaiian Legacy Tours Named ‘2014 Ecotour Operator of the Year’

Hawaiian Legacy Tours (HLT), has been named the “2014 Ecotour Operator of the Year” by the Hawaii Ecotourism Association (HEA).

The award, presented at HEA’s annual meeting on Sept. 17, 2014, honors Hawaiian Legacy Tours, a first-of-its-kind eco-tour that allows guests to help in the creation of the only Legacy Forest in the world. The award is among three presented each year by HEA for excellence in ecotourism, including Ecotour Guide of the Year and Travel Writer of the Year, recognizing Hawaii ecotourism operators who demonstrate, through their business, a commitment to environmental stewardship, cultural sensitivity, community enhancement, and educational content.

RevoluSun promotes Elana Kopelevich to Marketing Director

RevoluSun promotes Elana Kopelevich to Marketing Director

 

HONOLULUwww.RevoluSun.com – RevoluSun, Hawaii’s leading provider of residential solar systems, today announced it has promoted Elana Kopelevich to Marketing Director. Kopelevich joined RevoluSun in 2012 as Marketing Manager.

 

In her new role, Kopelevich will lead overall marketing strategy and oversee strategic communications, brand management, advertising and promotions, community outreach, customer programs, and event coordination.

 

Prior to RevoluSun, Kopelevich served as a Communications/Intranet Analyst for HawkTree International in Honolulu and Marketing Manager for ReR USA in Denver, Colorado.

Kopelevich is a graduate of the University of Colorado Denver, where she earned a bachelor of fine arts in animation and film. She is a member of  the University of Colorado Alumni Association, where she serves on the scholarship committee and volunteers with the Hawaiian Humane Society.