Maui Land & Pineapple names Ryan Churchill president
Maui Land & Pineapple Co. has appointed longtime executive Ryan Churchill as president, filling the position that has been vacant for almost a year.
Churchill will be responsible for day-to-day operations of the publicly traded company as it struggles to improve its finances after major losses and an exit from pineapple farming.
Warren Haruki, CEO of Kauai firm Grove Farm Co., will continue as acting CEO of Maui Land, where he is also chairman of the board.
The promotion of Churchill follows the May resignation of Robert Webber as Maui Land’s CEO and president.
Churchill also was appointed chief operating officer. He previously was senior vice president of corporate development.
An Oçahu kamaçäina, Churchill joined Maui Land in 2000 as a development manager for the company’s resort affiliate Kapalua Land Co., and also held titles of planning vice president for Kapalua Land and community development vice president of Maui Land.
Prior to joining Maui Land, Churchill worked for KPMG LLP in its real estate consulting group in Honolulu and Southern California homebuilder Fieldstone Communities.