Business Leaders On The Move In Hawaii

Simon Crookall has been named executive director of Hawaii Opera Theatre. He will fulfill the organization’s administrative needs, including financial acumen, artistic understanding and enthusiasm for the arts. Crookall most recently served as president and CEO of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra.
Jason Martinson is now senior vice president and production manager of Central Pacific Home Loans at Central Pacific Bank. In his new capacity, he will oversee retail, wholesale and affiliate production areas to ensure production, and more. He has been with the company since 2009 and previously served as SVP and mortgage operations manager.
Wei Jia, Ph.D., has been appointed associate director of the University of Hawaii Cancer Center’s Shared Resources Program. In his new position, he will oversee operations of the core support services that assist all research programs at the center. Jia was previously a professor and vice dean for research in the School of Pharmacy at the Shanghai Center for Systems Biomedicine at Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China.
Cole Slater has been promoted to vice president of design and manufacturing with Maui Divers Jewelry. He now is responsible for leading the design department, in addition to overseeing the purchasing department and the factory. Slater brings to the position more than 10 years of experience in site design, landscape architecture, natural treatment systems and design-build projects.
Tess Roldan has joined Castle & Cooke Mortgage as a loan officer. She will work out of the Town Center of Mililani office. Roldan brings to the position eight years of mortgage banking experience. She most recently worked at Guild Mortgage.
Chris Rollins has joined Abelmann Rollins as director. In his new position, he will continue to handle consumer bankruptcy, FDCPA and consumer protection-related matters. Rollins previously was vice president in the Institutional Equity Division at Morgan Stanley’s Hong Kong office.
Kimberly Seko has been appointed production coordinator at 1013 Integrated Branding and Production. Her responsibilities in this new position include production and account management for clients, including Disney Aulani, Native Hawaiian Role Commission and others. Prior to joining 1013, Seko was at Liquid Planet Studios, where she produced numerous commercials.