The following individuals recently launched a business, were appointed to a leadership position or honored for their work in the business community:
• Dean Kapoi was promoted to vice president of human resources and labor relations at Young Bros. Limited and Hawaiian Tug & Barge
Kapoi joined the companies in 1999 as a labor relations specialist. He transferred to operations in 2005 as Honolulu operations manager and took over responsibility for all cargo operations throughout the state in 2006 when he was promoted to manager of freight operations.
He is a graduate of Long Beach State University, with a degree in engineering.