Business roundup: 12-31-17

Boivin appointed new president of Young Brothers

Young Brothers, Ltd announced Thursday the appointment of Joseph Boivin as the company’s new president effective Jan. 22.

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As president, he will be responsible for the company’s strategy, execution and overall operations. Boivin most recently served as senior vice president of The Gas Company, headquartered in Honolulu. Under his tenure, he helped drive the company into new markets in gas technologies and renewable energy, shape state energy policy and achieve regulatory and financial goals.

Previously, he served as vice president of operations at the company, overseeing its workforce of 230 people on all major islands managing propane fuel supplies, propane barging, ground transport services, customer service, harbor storage facilities and over 1,000 miles of natural gas pipeline infrastructure.

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He will replace Glenn Hong who is retiring to take on a new role at Saltchuk, Young Brother’s parent company.

“I am truly honored by the opportunity to help advance the nearly 120-year legacy of Young Brothers,” said Boivin in a press release. “As the leading interisland cargo carrier in Hawaii, I recognize we have an important responsibility to serve as the lifeline for goods between the islands.”