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Subject: Chemical engineering jobs in Hawaii
Category: Business and Money > Employment
Asked by: notmn1-ga
List Price: $100.00
Posted: 14 Dec 2003 16:49 PST
Expires: 13 Jan 2004 16:49 PST
Question ID: 287159
My spouse and I would like to move to Hawaii.
I am a chemical engineer who would like to find a job with the same
or better salary and benefits, and relocation benefits to move me to Hawaii.
I have over 13 years process engineering experience divided between cosmetics
and paint- and a little pharmaceutical.  I can apply my skills to most
mixing/blending/size reduction/dispersion manufacturing equipment.  I
am currently a manager of a small process engineering department at a
paint company.  Please email me privately for any more experience info
you need.

1. For the $100, I need someone to give me a good answer for the best companies
and contacts to market my skills at in Hawaii.  (At least 15 companies
in relevant manufacturing with contacts that include top management,
not just Human Resources.)

2. I will give a bonus of 5% of my first years salary for the person
who provides me a contact that results in a job that gets me and my
spouse to Hawaii, provides relocation benefits, and is equal or better
than my current
position.  I would give it at the end of the year with the condition
that I remain employed for at least one year.

I am willing to do most anything, but I would believe that I am most
likely to find my salary needs in something related to my experience.
Subject: Re: Chemical engineering jobs in Hawaii
Answered By: leader-ga on 24 Dec 2003 11:46 PST
Hello notmn1-ga:

I have been working on your question for a while. With the help of a
couple of very useful sources at my disposal, I am able to present
information for your review.

While selecting the companies, I tried to include the companies that
are either chemical manufacturers or are known to produce relevant
products. You will also see few companies that deal with
pharmaceutical and biotech products. In short, I have taken into
consideration the fact that they all are somehow related to your

Yes, there are not that many companies that are based in Hawaii which
made my task just a little difficult but that don?t mean that there
are none.

Again, while selecting the companies I made sure that they are truly
Hawaiian companies and are based in Hawaii rather than in another
state. It is so because you might have to ask for a Hawaiian location
in other companies which is not that easy. The exception to this is
Ameron International that has large operational facilities in Hawaii
and it might not be difficult to ask for that location.

Since, locating the relevant companies in Hawaii was a little
difficult; I have only included 15 companies but be assured I am
willing to do more research for you. Also, all of these companies are
well known in their respective fields.

Here are the companies:
Cyanotech Corp. (CYAN)
73-4460 Queen Kaahamanu Hwy., St
Kailua Kona, Hawaii
United States
Tel: 	(808) 326-1353 
USA (800)395-1353 
Fax: USA (808)329-4533
Business: Manufacturers of bio-tech and biological products.
Gerald R. Cysewski - Chief Executive Officer, President, Chairman of the Board
Jeffrey H. Sakamoto - Vice President, Finance and Administration
Robert J. Capelli - Vice President, Sales
Glenn D. Jensen - Vice President, Operations
Ronald P. Scott - Executive Vice President, Administration
R. Shane Rohan - Vice President, Production
Kelly J. Moorhead - Vice President, Marketing and Sales

ABC Corp.
94-085 Leonui St.
Waipahu, Hawaii
United States
Tel: 	(808) 671-2671 
Fax: USA (808)671-1567
Business: Manufacturers of cleaning chemicals, compounds and cleaning agents.
Gavin Morisada - President
Emily Kuraoka - Treasurer
Larry Suzuki - Manager
Danny Navas ? Manager

Bonded Materials Co.
91-400 Komohana St.
Kapolei, Hawaii
United States
Tel: 	(808) 673-2000 
Fax: USA (808)673-2020
Business: Manufacturers of concrete additives and adhesives
Jeffrey Deer - President
Minh Pham - Chief Financial Officer
Albert Kam - Marketing & Sales Manager
Leighton Panui ? Manager

2305 Kamehameha Hwy.
Honolulu, Hawaii
Mailing Address:
PO Box 30707
Honolulu, Hawaii
United States
Tel: 	(808) 842-2222 
Fax: USA (808)842-2131
Business: Manufactures of industrial, hydrogen, oxygen and carbon dioxide gases.
Jim Webb ? President

Base 10 Inc.
66-935 Kaukonahua Rd.
Waialua, Hawaii
Mailing Address:
PO Box 685
Waialua, Hawaii
United States
Tel: 	(808) 637-5620 
Fax: USA (808)637-6194
Dana Gray - President
Jean Olvey - Office Manager
Matthew Papania - Vice President, Operations

Grace Pacific Corporation
949 Kamokila Blvd. Suite 100
Kapolei, HI 96707
Business: Aggregate Products
President - Bob F Wilkinson
Manager-Precast Plant: Clyde Omeja

Innovations Unlimited Inc.
Business: Perfume Cosmetics
1585 Kapidani Blvd., Ste. crs 18
Honolulu, Hawaii
United States
Tel: 	(808) 988-5654
Denny W. Kwock ? President

Mera Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Mera Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
73-4460 Queen Ka'ahumanu Highway, Suite 110
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, USA 96740
Business: Commercial, Physical and Biological Research
CEO-Richard D. Propper, MD
Tel: 858-847-0747
Fax: 858-847-9090
As Mera Pharmaceuticals have just merged with Aquasearch, the
information about the top executive is not readily available. The
management information is still under development.

Hawaii Biotech
Hawaii Biotech, Inc
99-193 Aiea Heights Drive, Suite 200
Aiea, Hawaii 96701
Business: Biotechnology
President, CEO, and Director-David G. Watumull
Sr. VP, Business Development-Richard L. Sherman, J.D.
VP of Research and Pre-clinical Development-Carolyn Weeks-Levy, Ph.D.
Medical Director-Samuel F. Lockwood MD, MSc
Chief Financial Officer-John C. Bower

HPM Building Supply
380 Kanoelehua Ave.
Hilo, Hawaii
United States
Tel: 	(808) 934-4266 	
Fax: USA (808)934-4363
Business: Wholesaler of Wooden roof trusses and roofing.
Robert Fujimoto - Chief Executive Officer
Sharon Hirota - Director of Human Resources
Jon Mryata - Controller
Michael Fujimoto ? President

Ameron International
245 South Los Robles Avenue
Pasadena, California 91101-2820
Telephone: 626/683-4000
Fax: 626/683-4060
Infrastructure Products Group
Ameron Hawaii
2344 Pahounui Drive
Honolulu, Hawaii 96819
Telephone: 808/832-9200
Fax: 808/882-9450
Business: Performance coating and finishing, fiberglass composite and
concrete construction.
Chairman of the Board, President & Chief Executive Officer
James S. Marlen
Senior Vice President of Administration, Secretary & General Counsel
Javier Solis
Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
Gary Wagner
Vice President & Treasurer
James R. McLaughlin
Vice President & Group President - Water Transmission Group
Thomas P. Giese

Hagadone Printing Company Inc.
274 Puuhale Rd.
Honolulu, Hawaii
United States
Tel: 	(808) 847-5310 
USA (800)491-4888
Business: Manufacturer of Commercial offset, lithographic printing and
bindery services.
Duane Hagadone - President
Erwin Hudelist - General Manager
Sean McCully ? Controller

Hon Blue Inc.
501 Sumner St. Ste. 3B1
Honolulu, Hawaii
United States
Tel: 	(808) 531-4611 	
Fax: USA (808)528-1248
Business: Manufacturer of Blueprinting; digital imaging and printing;
color copying; black and white and four-color printing services
Larry Heim - President
Lee Hopkinson - Manager
Shaun Meany - Marketing & Sales Manager
Cindy Donnell - Operations Manager

Hawaiian Cement
99-1300 Halawa Valley St.
Aiea, Hawaii
United States
Tel: 	(808) 532-3400 
Fax: USA (808)532-3499
Business: Cement Manufacturing
Earl McCaskill - Chief Executive Officer and President
Bill Horneman - Vice President
George Stewart - Vice President, Marketing
Jack Almanza - General Manager
Michael Coad - Vice President, Administration

Pacific Allied Products
91-110 Kaomi Loop
Kapolei, Hawaii
United States
Tel: 	(808) 682-2038 	
Fax: USA (808)682-4759
Business: Manufacturer of plastic foam products; plastic bottles;
insulation; temperature protection packaging.
Key Personal: 
R-Control Building Products:  Robert Sommers 
Speciality Fabricated Architectural Products:  Linda Smith 
Packaging for Temperature and Cushion Protection: Linda Smith 
Shape Molded Boxes ICF's:  Paul E. Smith 
PET Bottles:  Paul E. Smith

Databases that I used:

Gale Business Info Suite
Edger Online
CCPI Directory

I hope this will help. Please clarify, if you need me to work on
something else. I will feel obliged.

Subject: Re: Chemical engineering jobs in Hawaii
From: hlabadie-ga on 16 Dec 2003 07:39 PST
Hawaii has never had a large manufacturing base. There is very little
industrial capacity that would require the process engineering
experience you possess. Your managerial experience probably would be
of greater value in the job market. The two largest employment sectors
are government (including defense support) and tourism. Agriculture,
which might be one option, is dying. There could be some openings with
start-ups that seek to exploit the geothermal or marine resources, but
those would be very few and without any guaranteed future. A
willingness to work in any field is probably the most helpful

Subject: Re: Chemical engineering jobs in Hawaii
From: notmn1-ga on 16 Dec 2003 16:54 PST

Thanks for your comment.
Yes, I know Hawaii does not have a large manufacturing base.
There is some food manufacturing, like Chocolate and Poi.

I don't have to be in manufacturing.  I'd be happy to work in any
field.  The rub is, I don't want to take a cut in pay.

If you have any ideas, I appreciate them all.
Subject: Re: Chemical engineering jobs in Hawaii
From: hlabadie-ga on 16 Dec 2003 20:37 PST
There is always a catch. Oahu is the most likely place for you to find
the kind of job that you would be happy with, but it is also the most
expensive place to live in the US.  Castle & Cooke might have
something available in one of its divisions. There is a business
incubator for marine exploitation, too. On the outer islands,
geothermal is on the Big Island.

If you have pets, they must be put into quarantine for 120 days.
Something else to consider.

Subject: Re: Chemical engineering jobs in Hawaii
From: kila-ga on 02 Jan 2004 23:54 PST
I'm sure you've checked thru all this: headhunters; your own
professional organization contacts of who is already in Hawaii and how
they got here; military; military contractors.

The others are correct, Hawaii is not known for that industrial capacity.  

Off the top of my head, a few firms other entities: biotech research,
like Oceanic Institute or OI consultants; public utility: Hawaiian
Electric Company; state government; and waste recyclers (tho they
always seem to be in some kind of trouble).

Good luck regarding the pay issue, it's widely known that most people
coming to Hawaii take a pay cut and get it back in climate dividends.

On a brighter note, the quarantine restrictions have been seriously loosened,
It could be a 5-days-or-less quarantine, or 30 dyas; or if they don't
qualify, then the 120 day quarantine applies.

good luck!

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