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Hirashima Appointed as Hawaiian Airlines VP-Controller

August 17, 2015, 1:39 PM HST
* Updated August 17, 3:33 PM
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Sayle Hirashima. Courtesy photo.

Sayle Hirashima. Courtesy photo.

By Maui Now Staff

Hawaiian Airlines has appointed Sayle Hirashima as vice president-controller.

In this role, he is responsible for Hawaiian Airlines’ accounting functions and financial records. He leads policy review and development, oversees technology system management, and ensures compliance, timeliness and accuracy of internal and external reporting, including audits, tax liabilities and filings.

“Sayle’s established record managing accounting and finances in high-level organizations and environments will undoubtedly make him a skillful steward of our financial activities,” said Shannon Okinaka, executive vice president and chief financial officer at Hawaiian Airlines.

Before joining Hawaiian Airlines, Hirashima served as chief financial officer and vice president at Koko‘oha Investments Inc./MidPac Petroleum LLC, where he directed all accounting, financial and administrative matters. During his tenure, Hirashima was part of a management team in charge of the company’s successful merger with Par Petroleum.


Previously, as director of accounting at Hawaiʻi Stevedores Inc., Hirashima led a financial restructure, improved operational efficiencies and helped execute the company’s sale to Horizon Lines Inc. His other positions include vice president and manager of external reporting at BancWest Corp./First Hawaiian Bank, senior associate for assurance at PricewaterhouseCoopers and administrative supervisor at Xpress Trucking & Distribution.


Hirashima holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration in accounting and finance from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa.

For more information about Hawaiian Airlines, go online.

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