Kaua‘i-based Aqua Engineers, a water and wastewater management company and defense contractor, announced changes to its board of directors earlier this month.
Aqua founders and previous board chairs Ian Kagimoto and Frank Kiger have resigned from the board to retire, a news release states. Formal proceedings last month concluded the four-month transition from the former board to the new board.
Sheldon Hunt, president of Aqua engineers and its subsidiary, Briant Construction, was named chairman of the board.
Trustees also approved the expansion of the board of directors to five members — two internal and three external. Senior VP of Aqua Hugh Strom was selected as the second internal member. Dennis Tulang will continue as the sole former board member from the transition board (2006 to 2011).
Two new members for the coming year were selected from the community: Lenie Nishihira, former Aqua CFO and current CFO of non-profit Hale Opio, and Kim Lord, VP of CBRE.
“I look forward to adding Hugh’s insights and sense of community, continuing to receive the sage advice and input from Dennis, and to incorporate the valuable contributions from Lenie and Kim as we move the company into the future,” Hunt states in the news release.
“Last year was another record-breaking year for the company in terms of revenues and profits, with many of the long-term capital projects coming to fruition.”