Fooney Freestone attended the University of Hawaii at Manoa, where he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering. He joined Nan, Inc. in 1996 as a Project Engineer, quickly advanced to the role of Project Manager, and was recognized by the company in 2004 with a promotion to President. While Freestone is involved and provides executive oversight for every aspect of the company, his leadership is primarily focused in the bidding of new projects, as well as the start-up and management of new contract awards. With the Bidding department, his involvement includes collaboration with our estimators to determine the company’s strategy for bidding on an upcoming project. Once the company is in receipt of a new project award, he is heavily involved with the assigned Project Manager from contract start-up to ensure its success.
Ryan Nakaima received a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. In October 1996, he joined the Nan, Inc. ‘ohana as a Project Engineer, while progressing with and advancing through the company in the roles of QC Manager, Project Manager, and Design Manager. He came into his role as Senior Vice President in June 2004. Nakaima oversees the design-build and preconstruction division of the company, where he works with design firms and clients for design-build and design-assist projects. He also assists with the technical portions of bid proposals.
Wyeth Matsubara graduated from the University of Hartford with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science. Following graduation, he attended California Western School of Law where he received a Juris Doctorate (J.D.). In May 2015 he joined Nan, Inc. as a Business Development Manager, and was also part of the Legal team. He was quickly promoted to Vice President in 2018. Matsubara covers a lot of ground in his role as Vice President, as he is involved in estimating, legal management, protests, development, financing, business strategy, contracts, negotiations, project meetings, corporate meetings, and public relations.
Siriporn Hogan attended Hawaii Pacific University, where she received an MBA in Finance. She joined Nan, Inc. in February 2002 as an Accountant, thereafter transitioning to the position of Controller as the accounting team expanded. In August 2017, she began her position as Chief Financial Officer. Hogan is responsible for overseeing all financial activities of the company, including leading an accounting team of now 10 industrious individuals. Financial activities include financial planning, record keeping, reporting, budgeting, cost control, and cash management.
Ed Shukri graduated from the University of Baghdad with a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering. Immigrating to the U.S. from Iraq in the 1990s, he joined Nan, Inc. as a Senior Civil Estimator in 2010, eventually leading the team as Chief Civil Estimator. He took on the executive position as Vice President of Heavy Estimating/Operations in August 2022. Shukri’s role in the company mainly involves overseeing estimating and field operations of the heavy civil division.
Jason Ko graduated from the University of Hawaii at Manoa with a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering. He joined Nan, Inc. fresh out of college in 2009 as a Project Engineer initially for projects on the island of Oahu; however given the opportunity to assist with projects on the Big Island of Hawaii, he moved there to take up the role of Project Manager. In 2022, Ko stepped into his current role as Vice President, where he is responsible for the growth and profitability of all Big Island operations. This includes overall project and expense control, production management, researching and implementing new ideas and directives for business growth and prosperity, and overseeing any corporate governance matters.