Winslow Tanabe Named Verizon Manager for Maui and Kauai

HONOLULU - Verizon Hawaii has named Winslow Tanabe as its new manager of customer operations and construction for Maui and Kauai. He is responsible for customer service as well as the installation, maintenance and construction of Verizon's telecommunications network on both islands. He succeeded Nelson Tanaka, who retired from the company.

"Winslow's in-depth knowledge of the neighbor island marketplace and years of varied experience with our company made him the perfect choice to manage our operations on Maui and Kauai," said Mel Horikami, Verizon Hawaii President. "His demonstrated leadership and success in a number of operational assignments have uniquely qualified him for this key position."

Tanabe began his career with Verizon as a switching system engineer in 1977, and during the next 27 years, he held a variety of positions with increasing responsibilities, including management of Verizon Hawaii's business dispatch center and international sales and services department.

Tanabe earned a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering and a master's in business administration from the University of Hawaii. A professional engineer licensed in the state of Hawaii, he and his wife, Eilyne, have two children.

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