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10 to Watch: Hawaii business leaders face risks and rewards in 2013

Pacific Business News

Date: Friday, January 4, 2013, 2:48pm HST – Last Modified: Friday, January 4, 2013, 3:07pm HST

The new year will bring huge risks — and potentially big rewards — for the companies and causes supported by these Hawaii leaders. That’s why we call them our 2013 10 to Watch.

The 10 to Watch includes leaders from two public companies — Hawaiian Electric Industries (NYSE: HE) and Royal Hawaiian Orchards (Other OTC: NNUTU); public agencies including the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation and the Foreign Trade Zone; the University of Hawaii; the state’s largest hospital, The Queen’s Medical Center; a solar energy firm on the verge of going public; Hawaii’s public television station, PBS Hawaii; a technology accelerator; and the agency charged with getting the state’s first health insurance exchange up and running this fall.

Click on the photo for a slideshow of PBN’s 10 to Watch for 2013.

Darren Kimura, president and CEO, Sopogy Inc.He is said to be planning an initial public stock offering for Sopogy in 2013, the success of which will determine whether the company can meet its growth plans.
Darren Kimura, president and CEO, Sopogy Inc.