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Bob Gunter

Koloa Rum Company
President & CEO
Kalaheo, Kauai, Hawaii
Bob Gunter joined Kōloa Rum Company in 2008 as Chief Operations Officer and was subsequently promoted to President in May 2010 and CEO in February 2013, with responsibility for all aspects of the Company’s daily operations.

Bob has lived and worked in Hawaii for more than 30 years. He began his career in the spirits industry as Operations Manager with Sandwich Islands Distilling Corporation in 2004, and later as Vice President of Operations with Hawaiian Islands Spirits, Inc. in Maui.

Bob's previous employment in Hawaii includes serving as Employee Relations Supervisor, AMFAC Sugar (Lihue Plantation) and Director of Human Resources, Citizens Utilities Company (Kauai Electric Division). He attended the University of South Carolina, Palmer College of Business, and Kennedy-Western University, and holds a BS in Business Administration and professional certification as Professional in Human Resources from the National Society of Human Resource Management, of which he is also a member.

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