Apr 19, 2021
Hawaii Asphalt Paving Industry Honors First Hall of Fame Inductees
Established in 2021, the Hawaii Asphalt Paving Industry (HAPI) Hall of Fame honors and recognizes those individuals that have:
- Made significant and lasting contributions to the Asphalt Paving Industry.
- Unselfishly and generously served HAPI and the industry.
- Demonstrated a consistent high standard of ethics.
- Made outstanding contributions of time and or ideas to the industry.
- Helped mold our industry, reshape, and improve the way the industry operates.
There are no two men more deserving of being the first inductees to our Hall of Fame than Jack Pearring, our first executive director, and Randy Matsumoto, a man with HAPI in his blood. We would not be the successful and thriving association we are today without their tremendous contributions.
Jack was HAPI’s first executive director, serving for 11 years from the incorporation of HAPI in 1989 until 2000. His time and efforts were a major contribution in HAPI’s formation and getting membership to sustain the organization. Because of his charm and wit, the membership loved him and would do anything for him. They respected his knowledge in the industry and knew that if Jack was involved it was a worthwhile thing to do. His legacy in the asphalt industry is profound as he helped shape many transformations in product development.
Randy has HAPI in his blood. He was involved in HAPI since our inception in 1989 until his retirement from Grace Pacific, LLC in 2019. During those 30 years, Randy played a pivotal role in the success of HAPI. He served as president, many years as treasurer, and generously gave his time and efforts to making HAPI the success it is today. One of Randy’s rules of life is “there are 3 kinds of people: those that make it happen; those that watch it happen and those that wonder ‘what happened?’” He is one that makes things happen.
HAPI represents asphalt pavement producers and laydown contractors in the State of Hawai’i as well as design consultants and industries related to pavement preservation. Formed in 1989, HAPI’s purpose is to provide engineering promotion and education to advance the continuing use of asphalt pavement and pavement treatments throughout the State of Hawai’i. HAPI collects and disseminates technical data and guidelines, sponsors educational and technical seminars, and is available to assist architects, engineers, and contractors responsible for the design and construction of asphalt pavements and pavement treatments. HAPI and its member firms constantly strive to improve the quality of asphalt paved roads – one lane at a time.