Leadership

Ken Shimada – Chief Operating Officer

SOP_Staff_KenMr. Shimada is responsible for EIC’s Administration, Finance and Operations.  Previous to joining EIC, he served at Sopogy for 3 years where he was the Vice President of Finance.  Before Sopogy he served 5 years at Hoku Corporation where he oversaw numerous key company initiatives such securing over $700 million for the construction of the company’s polysilicon plant in Idaho and participated on the Initial Public Offering to the NASDAQ exchange.  Prior to Hoku Corporation, Mr. Shimada worked at MN Capital Partners, an asset management and consulting firm specializing in alternative private equity and real estate investments. Mr. Shimada has a BBA from the University of Hawaii


Duane Ashimine – President and Chief Technology Officer

Mr. Ashimine began in the energy industry in 1989 as an energy engineer at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii working on nuclear submarines. He later transitioned to the nation’s 15th largest mechanical contractor owned by Japan’s Taisei and then joined Hawaiian Electric’s Power Corp. as an energy engineer designing building efficient systems domestically and power plants internationally. Mr. Ashimine joined Energy Industries Corporation as its Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer in 1998. He has since designed such unique energy systems as a combined Photovoltaic and Thermal Energy Ice Storage facility, numerous CHP Cogeneration systems, Ozone Water Treatment systems, and a Flat Plate Solar Collector with Absorption Chiller system.

Mr. Ashimine has been recognized as the State of Hawaii’s Technology Leader of the Year 2007 and received his BS from the University of Hawaii in Mechanical Engineering.  He is also a Certified Energy Manager, Certified Demand Side Manager, Certified Cogeneration Specialist, Licensed Hawaii C52 Mechanical Contractor, Certified Project Manager.


Rochelle Santana – Director of Accounting

Ms. Santana brings a strong background of 15 year experience working in the public and non-profit sectors including construction, government contracting, and law as a certified Public Accountant. Throughout Ms. Santana’s employment, her vast experience includes developing a wide range encompassing accounting auditing, budgeting, and corporate management. She is responsible for and oversees the accounting activities for all of Energy Industries.  She received her Bachelors in Accounting from Loyola Marymount University and was previously a Certified Public Accountant in Hawaii and California.