A&B name Kiger as Holaday successor at Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co.
Honolulu-based Alexander & Baldwin Inc. Wednesday said Frank E. Kiger will assume the role of general manager at A&B subsidiary Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co., effective Jan. 1.
HS&C, the largest sugarcane company in Hawaii, is based on the island of Maui. Kiger's promotion is part of succession plan to ensure a smooth transition when HS&C's current general manager G. Stephan Holaday retires at year's end. While Holaday will retire from his position as general manager, he will remain with the firm as president of the agribusiness component of HC&S, reporting to Stanley Kuriyama, A&B Land Group president chief executive officer.
Kiger is senior vice president, factory operations for HC&S, with responsibility for the Pu’unene mill and power plant. He started with HC&S in 2003 as vice president, agricultural operations. Prior to that, Kiger served as president of Kauai Coffee Co., having joined Kauai Coffee in 1996 as manager of the coffee factory, following a 20-year career with McBryde Sugar Co. on Kauai.
HC&S maintains Hawaii’s largest sugar plantation, cultivating more than 37,000 acres in Maui’s central valley to produce 80 percent of the State’s raw sugar. Most of its raw, or unrefined sugar, is shipped to Crockett, California for further refining by C&H Sugar.
Alexander & Baldwin is also the parent of Oakland-based Matson Navigation Co. Inc. and Matson Integrated Logistics Inc.