Dunkerley and Toy get travel awards
The University of Hawaii Travel Industry Management School has given its Legacy in Tourism Award to Mark Dunkerley, president and CEO of Hawaiian Airlines.
Joseph Toy, president and CEO of Hospitality Advisors LLC, was inducted into the school’s Alumni Hall of Honor.
Dunkerley has been credited with improving Hawaiian’s service, creating greater efficiencies and plotting for future international growth. Toy’s hospitality industry analysis is used by tourism and government decision makers in Hawaii and elsewhere.
Toyota disruptions to continue
TOKYO » Toyota’s global car production, disrupted by parts shortages from Japan’s earthquake and tsunami, won’t return to normal until November or December — imperiling its spot as the world’s top-selling automaker.
President Akio Toyoda apologized yesterday to customers for the delays due to the March 11 disasters that damaged suppliers in northeastern Japan, affecting automakers around the world.
Toyota Motor Corp. said earlier it has suffered a production loss of 260,000 cars.
Earlier this week it resumed car production at all of its plants in Japan for the first time since the quake, but the factories are running at half capacity due to the parts shortages.
$6.6M in Borders bonuses OK’d
NEW YORK » A lawyer for bookseller Borders Group Inc. says a judge has approved paying executives up to $6.6 million in bonuses as the company works to reorganize under bankruptcy court protection.
The Office of the U.S. Trustee objected to an earlier request to pay about $8 million in bonuses.
Borders says the bonuses are necessary to retain executives in key posts. Forty seven executives have left the company since Borders filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy court protection in February.
Samsung fights back, sues Apple
SEOUL » South Korea’s Samsung Electronics Co. said it is suing Apple Inc. for patent rights violations, only days after Apple sued Samsung for the same reason.
Samsung is accusing Apple of violating its rights to 10 smartphone and computer patents.
On the Move
» Kiewit Building Group has promoted the following:
—Steven Kusao to area business manager from business manager. He is an eight-year veteran of the construction industry and has been with Kiewit Building Group since 2003.
—Trina Belmonte to pre-construction coordinator. She joined Kiewit in 2005 and has eight years of construction industry experience.
» McDonald’s Hawaii has named Estralita "Lisa" Hoover McDonald’s Restaurants of Hawaii 2011 Crew Person of the Year. She is a store activities representative and began her career with the company in 1992 as a birthday party hostess.
» Aston Hotels & Resorts has named Daniel Nakasone as general manager of Aston Waikiki Joy Hotel. He has 27 years experience in the hospitality industry and was previously a front services manager for Hilton Grand Vacations Club.