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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Maui Land executive to head company

Advertiser Staff

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Japan stil No. 2
A shopper consults with a sales clerk at an electronics store in Tokyo. Japan remains the world's No. 2 economy, thanks to fourth-quarter growth that beat expectations.

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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 Kaua'i 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.


Foodland Super Market customers helped raise $104,612 to donate to the American Red Cross for Haiti relief.

Customers made donations from Jan. 19 to 31 at 31 Foodland and Sack N Save stores statewide, and the Western Union Foundation matched the donations.


Four new retailers have opened for business at Aqua Waikiki Pearl hotel.

They are:

• Seastar 8.4.23, a boutique clothing store offering apparel from designers in New York, Miami and Los Angeles. Hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

• Veggie Star Natural Foods, offering a selection of vegan, vegetarian and non-vegetarian sandwiches and meals, smoothies and desserts for dining in or takeout. Hours are 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.

• Pack & Mail, a one-stop shop offering packing and mailing, black-and-white and color printing and copying, digital photo printing, lamination and binding, mail boxes, passport and ID photos, and greeting cards. Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday.

• MixMix 411 Outlet, a luxury boutique carrying clothing, footwear and handbags from designers including Alexander Wang, Miu Miu, Prada, Christian Louboutin and Dolce & Gabbana. Hours are noon to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday.


Honolulu-based American Electric LLC is expanding its residential services division to Kaua'i and the Big Island.

Hawai'i's largest electrical contractor, with more than 60 years of industrial and commercial experience, launched its residential division last August on O'ahu.

One of the new offerings on the Neighbor Islands is CurrentSAFE, a state-of-the-art inspection service that uses infrared and ultrasonic testing equipment to detect concealed electrical problems within the home.