OUR LEADERSHIP

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LANCE INOUYE, PRESIDENT & CEO

Following his father's founding of Ralph S. Inouye in 1962, Lance joined the company in 1981 as an estimator. He then worked as RSI's chief estimator and vice president before becoming president and CEO in 2002. Prior to working at RSI, Lance was a nuclear engineer for the U.S. Navy and a deputy attorney general for the state of Hawaii. 

 

Lance's projects at RSI include the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport and Shriner's Hospital for Children. He has also served as the president and director of the General Contractors Association of Hawaii while supporting organizations such as Easter Seals Hawaii and the Hawaii Community Foundation. In 2020, Lance was named the Outstanding Union Builder of the Year by the Hawaii Regional Council of Carpenters in recognition of his contributions to Hawaii's construction industry and the community. 

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BLAKE INOUYE, VICE PRESIDENT OF ENGINEERING

Blake joined Ralph S. Inouye in 2016 as a project manager before becoming vice president of engineering in 2018. Prior to working at RSI, Blake gained experience in structural engineering while working as an associate for KPFF Consulting Engineers in San Francisco, California. 

Blake's management and design experience has helped him to successfully and efficiently manage the company's larger and more complex construction projects. Moreover, Blake's structural engineering background has made him an excellent resource for new construction and structurally heavy jobs. Blake's past projects include the First Hawaiian Bank Manoa Branch, Phase III of the Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center, and the 1936 Citron Street Renovation.

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MIKE INOUYE, VICE PRESIDENT OF PRE-CONSTRUCTION SERVICES

Mike joined Ralph S. Inouye in 1999 as a project engineer before becoming vice president of pre-construction services in 2010. Prior to working at RSI, Mike worked as a civil engineer as Calvin Kim & Associates, Inc., during which time he gained experience in designing utility, infrastructure, site development, and water/wastewater projects. Mike also previously served as an assistant project engineer for Sachs Civil, Inc. in Chesterfield, Missouri. 

Mike's twenty plus years of experience in civil engineering and construction project management allows him to successfully assist the A/E and Owner Team with all of their preconstruction services needs. Mike's past projects include the Kapolei Village Center, Hawaii Federal Credit Union, and the Pacific Buddhist Academy Weinberg Building. 

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WESLEY MIKUNI, VICE PRESIDENT & CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Wesley joined Ralph S. Inouye in 2001 and has over twenty-five years of accounting and financial management experience. Prior to joining RSI, he worked as a senior auditor for Price Waterhouse and  a controller for SAP Japan. 

As vice president and chief financial officer, Wesley manages the company's finance and accounting. He also manages the general and administrative departments covering construction contracts, human resources, information technology, and risk management. 

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MARK TAGAMI, VICE PRESIDENT & CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

Mark joined Ralph S. Inouye in 2007 as a project manager before becoming vice president of field operations and chief operating officer in 2014. Prior to working at RSI, Mark worked for Kim & Shiroma Engineers, Inc. as vice president, overseeing the design of utility infrastructure, site development, water/wastewater, commercial, and government  projects. 

Mark's twenty-five years of civil engineering and construction project experience allows him to successfully oversee all of the company's field operations and assist with quality control reviews and plans. Mark also uses his management and design experience to review management plans for compliance with local codes and regulations. Mark's past projects include Phase I of Central Union Preschool, Hawaii Baptist Academy's New Building D and Library Renovation, and the State's 1506 Piikoi Street affordable housing rental complex.