Verizon Hawaii Names Derrick Uyeda as Director of Customer Operations and Construction

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HONOLULU - Verizon Hawaii has selected Derrick Uyeda as director of customer operations and construction. Uyeda, who rejoined the company after retiring in 2000, oversees operations for construction, installation and maintenance, customer engineering, customer operations and business operations.

"Derrick's vast knowledge of the telecommunications industry, diverse career experience, and history of demonstrated leadership and success make him a valuable addition to our senior management team," said Mel Horikami, Verizon Hawaii President. "We're very pleased to welcome him back."

Uyeda began his telecommunications career in 1975 as a data communications analyst. During his 25-year tenure with the former GTE, a predecessor company of Verizon, he held a variety of positions with increasing responsibilities, including management of engineering and construction, international projects, and operations for the Big Island of Hawaii.

Uyeda earned a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering and a master's in business administration from the University of Hawaii. He and his wife, Dayle, live in Honolulu.

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