Category Archives: Success Story

Pacific Biodiesel Recognized as 2011 Green Job Award Honoree

Hawaii-based Pacific Biodiesel, a company established on Maui in 1996, is cited as one of seven inspiring companies across the nation that together have created more than 2,500 quality”green” jobs. On November 10th from 6PM to 8 PM, SJF Institute … Continue reading

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International Success for Maui Tech Company

Maui’s Westec Environmental Solutions, LLC chosen by Iberdrola for Carbon Capture Innovation For Jeff Reiss, Vice-President of Westec Environmental Solutions (WES), LLC of Kahului, the recent announcement that Iberdrola, a Spanish utility company, is investing in their technology marks a … Continue reading

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For IUE, the ocean is a place to explore and a multi-dimensional GIS application

Not long ago, Geographic Information Systems referred to a series of colored dots and splotches on Mylar sheets that could be laid over a map of a region to depict elements of the region, display relationships and predict effects, such … Continue reading

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Akimeka

Vaughn Vasconcellos’ personal values were instilled while he was growing up on Moloka’i. His technological and business skills were honed as a West Point engineer serving his country and in information technology businesses. Melding his cultural roots with his experience … Continue reading

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Pacific Biodiesel

For taking a local problem and developing a global solution, Bob and Kelly King and their company, Pacific Biodiesel, are recognized worldwide for their community-based model for recycling an urban waste product. Pacific Biodiesel earned a United Nations Industrial Development … Continue reading

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NSC Partners LLC

NSC Partners LLC is a Hawaii small business by most definitions, with just one person, President Krishna Narayan, working on Maui. But NSC Partners (www.nscpartners.com) is big in identifying opportunities for product development in a cyberspace marketplace while demonstrating the … Continue reading

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Monsanto

Beneath the sunny slopes of Maui’s Mt. Haleakala, researchers at Monsanto diligently tend to acres of corn. The carefully cultivated fields at the Maui Research and Technology Park are the center of research efforts in the company’s statewide corn research … Continue reading

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Trex Enterprises

For Daron Nishimoto, finding a rewarding job in a family-friendly community was a high priority. He found both of these at Trex Enterprises Corporation Maui, a research and design house that has developed a portfolio of proprietary technologies – in … Continue reading

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Hnu

For business partners Dan O’Connell and Terry Born, launching their company was the fulfillment of a lifelong dream. Over the course of nearly 20 years, the pair has experimented with harnessing the power of light to create technologies designed to … Continue reading

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Mapping the Planet’s Last Great Frontier: Joe Breman and International Underwater Explorations

The ocean depths may hold unfathomable mysteries and all manner of things for writers and filmmakers (think: The Abyss, The Big Blue, and 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea), but for Joe Breman and his company, International Underwater Explorations, LLC (IUE), … Continue reading

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