People on the Move for Sunday, October 12, 2008

• RENATO LIM has been named Poipu Bay Golf Course’s Employee of the Quarter for the third quarter of 2008. Lim has worked in the Golf Maintenance Department at Poipu Bay since 2003. He was nominated for the award by his supervisor, CJ Rebb.

“His work ethic has been outstanding since being first hired, and his continuous efforts directly relate to the excellent turf conditions on the course,” Rebb said.

Poipu Bay’s quarterly employee awards are based on nominations made by department supervisors, commending employees in the areas of attendance, conscientiousness, attitude, efficiency, innovation, guest service and Aloha Spirit.

• Theodore “Ted” Peck, a former naval engineer, consultant and energy management specialist, has been named energy administrator for the Strategic Industries Division of the state Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism.

Peck has been with the energy office for the last year and has had a leadership role in numerous initiatives, including energy planning, the shaping of the state’s approach to renewable energy permitting and facilitation, the state hydrogen program, the Hawai‘i Clean Energy Initiative, the greenhouse gas emission reduction task force and a number of other strategic initiatives.

DBEDT Director Theodore E. Liu said Peck has the experience and the vision to advance the state’s goal of reducing its dependence on foreign oil and developing renewable energy resources.

Peck has an extensive background in strategic planning. Prior to working for the state, he was a principal with Booz Allen Hamilton and led the Honolulu office for its first five years. Within the firm, he led the development of an understanding of the positioning of Hawai‘i as a prime location for energy technology, innovation, investment, and transformation. Under his leadership, the firm grew from a small presence to over 200 consultants supporting clients across the Pacific.

He graduated Cum Laude from the U.S. Naval Academy with a bachelor’s degree in physics, graduated in the top 5 percent from the Naval Nuclear Power School and received recognition as the top graduate from the S1C Nuclear Power Training Unit. He qualified as a Naval Nuclear Engineer with the second highest rating possible.

In 2004, he was selected as one of Pacific Business News “40 under Forty” and in 2006 was a Pacific Century Fellow.

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