Business Leaders On The Move In Hawaii

June 17, 2009
By Alana Folen

Martin S. Loui has joined Goodsill Anderson Quinn & Stifel’s Intellectual Property (IP) Group. As part of the IP group, Loui will focus on the strategic development of patent, trade-mark, copyright and trade secret portfolios for the protection and monetization of technology assets for both private and publicly traded businesses, among other duties.

Melissa Sekigawa has been hired as sales and marketing coordinator for Heide & Cook Ltd., a full-service mechanical contractor and air-conditioning service company. Sekigawa’s responsibilities include coordinating and executing all sales, marketing and advertising plans for the company and its subsidiary, AirReps Hawaii, concentrating on efforts to expand business statewide.

John R. Hayashi has been promoted from corporate vice president to president for HTH Corporation. Hayashi began his career with the corporation in 1979 at the Pagoda Floating Restaurant and held several food and beverage management positions with the company.

Koren Dreher, senior vice president of the Private Banking Division at First Hawaiian Bank, has been elected as a member of the Oceanic Institute Board of Trustees. She also serves as vice chairman of the Board for Arcadia Retirement Residence and is a member of the Catholic Charities of Hawaii.

Darin I. Shigeta, business banking manager for Bank of Hawaii, has been promoted from assistant vice president to vice president at the Ala Moana Business Banking Center. He will provide free-service banking and financial services to business clients in the Ala Moana area.

Dr. Patricia Lee Masters has been hired as academic program officer for UH-West Oahu. In her position, she provides administrative support to the vice chancellor for academic affairs. in the development and administration of academic programs and their associated activities. Masters also will interpret and prepare academic policies, procedures and requirements among other duties.

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