Colton Ching

Senior Vice President, Planning & Technology

Hawaiian Electric Company

Colton oversees the areas of Advanced Planning, System Planning, T&D Planning, Grid Technology, Forecasting, and Asset Management. He previously served as Vice President of Energy Delivery as well as System Operation and Planning.

Colton has been with Hawaiian Electric for more than 25 years, serving in various roles in engineering, planning, strategy, operations, and construction.

In addition to his work at Hawaiian Electric, Colton serves on the Corporate Board of Directors of the Boys and Girls Club of Hawai‘i, the Executive Board of the Aloha Council Boy Scouts of America, and on the State of Hawai‘i Civil Defense Advisory Council.  Colton is also one of 13 inaugural cohorts in the Omidyar Fellows Leadership program.

Colton was born and raised on the island of Maui and is a graduate of the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa where he received a degree in Mechanical Engineering.  He now calls Kāneʻohe home where he resides with his wife Vicky and their son Jacob.