Gregory Barbour has been named executive director of the Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii Authority on Hawaii Island’s Kona Coast.
Barbour will assume responsibility for the management of the 870-acre ocean science and technology park in mid-June.
Barbour’s career includes more than 27 years in state planning and management experience. Most recently, he spent seven years as the state’s Foreign Trade Zone administrator.
“We are excited about having Mr. Barbour as the executive director of one of our most successful and pioneering ventures,” said Richard Lim, director of the Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism. “We are confident Greg has both the vision and experience in business incubation to take NELHA into new technology-based ventures that will make Hawaii a world-class competitor in the future.”