John Komeiji was named President and General Manager in July 2018, responsible for the overall leadership and management of Hawaiian Telcom’s operations and corporate staff.
He previously served as Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel, responsible for the company’s day-to-day business operations. His Administrative Services organization included the External Affairs, Government Affairs, Human Resources, Information Technology Systems & Order Management Systems, Legal, Project Management & Delivery, and Support Services teams. He joined the company in July 2008.
Prior to joining Hawaiian Telcom, Mr. Komeiji served as senior partner at Watanabe Ing & Komeiji LLP. His practice focused on the litigation of complex commercial, personal injury and professional liability matters.
He earned a Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Hawaiʻi at Manoa and a Juris Doctorate from Hastings College of Law.
Under John’s leadership, Hawaiian Telcom was honored as the 2019 Company Winner of Pacific Business News’ Titans of Technology Award. In 2018, the Hawai‘i Venture Capitalist Association honored Mr. Komeiji with the Corporate Intrapreneur of the Year award. Mr. Komeiji was presented the University of Hawaiʻi Distinguished Alumni Award in 2011. A former Adjunct Professor of Law at the William S. Richardson School of Law, Mr. Komeiji taught Pretrial Litigation and received the Co-Adjunct Professor of the Year Award in 2002.
He is a past president of the Hawaiʻi State Bar Association and has served on the American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on Lawyer Competence. A member of the prestigious American Board of Trial Advocates, he is also a Bencher and a member of the Executive Committee of the American Inns of Court, Aloha Chapter.
Mr. Komeiji serves on numerous non-profit boards including as Board Vice Chair for Hawaiʻi Medical Service Association, and as President of The 200 Club. In the past, he served as Board Chair for the Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific and for the Boys and Girls Club of Hawaiʻi.