Bob is responsible for the operation, maintenance, and capital improvement programs for utility-owned generation on the five islands served by the Hawaiian Electric Companies, including fuel procurement and infrastructure, corporate environmental compliance, and new generation development.
Bob began his career at Hawaiian Electric in 1993 following six years of active duty service in the US Navy as a nuclear submarine officer. His first role at the company was as a Designer II in what is now known as the Power Supply Engineering Department. Over the years he progressed to Engineer II and then Project Manager, a role in which he managed from beginning to end the development and construction of the Campbell Industrial Park Combustion Turbine 1 (CIP-CT1) project.
In 2010, Bob moved to the Power Supply Production Department as the Acting Superintendent of Planning & Engineering until later that year he was assigned to be Director of the newly formed Generation Project Development Department. In 2011, he was promoted to Manager of the Generation Project Development Department. Bob’s role in Generation Project Development for all three Hawaiian Electric Companies included responsibilities for the identification and development of business opportunities for new, utility-owned, generation projects. He most recently has been directing several projects associated with the Department of Defense, including the 50 MW Schofield Generating Station (Army), 20 MW West Loch PV Project (Navy), 50 MW Marine Corps Base Generating Station (Marines), and potential JBPHH Generating Station (Navy).