Chapter Program Chairs

2017 - 2018

Andrew Crossland

Andrew Crossland

 Dan Mestas

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May 10, 2018

May 10th Monthly Chapter Meeting
May 10, 2018
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
The Plaza Club
900 Fort Street Mall, 20th Flr
Honoululu, HI 96813
Facilities Engineers Roundtable Discussion

$25.00 Member Registration
$30.00 after 05:00 pm May 10

$25.00 Non-Member Registration
$30.00 after 05:00 pm May 10

$0.00 Student Registration


Come join us for the last regular monthly meeting of the ASHRAE Hawaii Chapter for the 2017-2018 society year!


Discounted registration fees for this meeting are courtesy of Hawaii Energy’s event sponsorship


We have a great roundtable discussion with facilities engineers this month!


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 Meeting Agenda


Registration - 5:30


Technical Presentation - 6:00


Hawaii Energy Update - 6:45


Dinner - 7:00


Main Program - 7:30


Adjournment - 9:00



Technical Presentation

Topic: HeatX Increases Heat Exchanger Performance While Inhibiting Corrosion and Biofouling

Oceanit conducted a case study of HeatX in collaboration with Hawaiian Electric Company (HECO) at their Kahe Power Plant on West Oahu, protecting two seawater-fed shell and tube heat exchangers. The use of unprocessed water in heat exchangers and chillers creates significant problems such as scaling, fouling, and eventually corrosion of the metal exchanger components. Learn how HeatX significantly reduced biofouling and corrosion issues for HECO heat exchangers.

HeatX is water-based and contains no biocidal compounds. The omniphobic (water & oil repellant) nanocomposite properties create an extremely slick surface that releases bio films & growth. In addition to being non-toxic and non-VOC-containing, HeatX is non-insular and can function under extreme pressures and temperatures up to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.

Presenter: Dr. Matthew Nakatsuka

Dr. Matthew Nakatsuka is a Senior Materials Engineer at Oceanit, where he leads a group dedicated to investigating new functional coating materials. Dr. Nakatsuka was a graduate of ‘Iolani School, received a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania, and his PhD in Materials Science from the University of California, San Diego. He has worked at Oceanit since 2014, developing nanomaterials capable of imparting superhydrophobicity, corrosion protection, non-biocidal anti-fouling, reduced frictional drag, and enhanced cement bonding. A few of his current projects include an effort with the US Department of Energy to reduce gas leakage in natural gas transport pipelines, a contract with the Environmental Protection Agency to eliminate lead and copper leaching in water mains, a project to improve the efficiency of steam-condensing units for the National Energy Technology Laboratory, and field deployments of various coating systems with 3 major oil and gas companies.

Dr. Nakatsuka


Main Program

Topic: Facilities Engineers Roundtable Discussion

The main goal of this roundtable discussion is to get some insights into facility engineers’ needs regarding building/system design, construction, operations, maintenance, etc. This will help our community better understand how to support the teams of personnel that operate and maintain the buildings the we work in, design, build, and service.

Our experienced panel of facilities engineers represent a diverse mix of different types of buildings and facilities. The first portion of the discussion will be a moderated session with a list of questions for each of the panelists to comment on and provide feedback regarding a variety of different topics. During this session they will have the opportunity to share with us some of the things that we can improve upon as well as good things that they would like to see more of from our community. Following the moderated session, we will also have some time for a general Q&A session and open dialogue with all panelists.


Tony Moiso, CHFM, CEM

Director, Facilities Management at Pali Momi Medical Center

Tony Moiso oversees facilities operations for Pali Momi Medical Center. Tony has been with Pali Momi for over two years. Prior to coming to work for Pali Momi and Hawai‘i Pacific Health, Tony worked for Kaiser Permanente as Facility Director for eleven years. Over his career in healthcare Tony has managed to improve the operational efficiency of his Facilities and the Facilities department while reducing the operating budget. In addition, to his time with Pali Momi, Tony has over 35 years’ experience with increasing levels of responsibility in maintenance management, facilities management, project management, and construction management.

Tony received his bachelor’s degree in business management from Linfield College in Oregon. In addition, Tony holds two different certifications; American Hospital Association, Certified Healthcare Facility Manager (CHFM) and Association of Energy Engineers, Certified Energy Manager (CEM).

Tony Moiso


Dan Mestas, CMRP, CEM

VP & Engineering Manager at Bank of Hawaii

Dan Mestas, CMRP, CEM oversees the operations and maintenance of the infrastructure and systems of all buildings owned and leased by Bank of Hawaii. Prior to Bank of Hawaii, Dan worked for PepsiCo in various manufacturing plant operations and engineering capacities for over 10 years in Arizona and Hawaii. He has delivered energy conservation measures in water treatment, thermal processing, compressed air, steam generation, HVAC, and solar PV. Born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona, Dan attended Arizona State University where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. He is a Certified Maintenance & Reliability Professional, Certified Energy Manager, AEE member, & ASHRAE member.

Dan Mestas


Robert Bellizzi, PE, BSEE, MBA

Mechanical Engineer at Hawaii Field Office, GSA Public Buildings Service

Robert J. Bellizzi, PE, BSEE, MBA has had a comprehensive career designing and installing Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing projects for large commercial and government facilities. Areas of expertise include: HVAC, Energy Management, Plumbing, Electrical, Elevators and Project Management. Rob is a registered Mechanical Engineer in Hawaii, California and Nevada.

He was Applications Engineer for The Trane Company for 15 years (Honolulu and Sacramento), Owner of Technical Engineering Group, Inc. Sacramento for 15 years and retired in 2005. Since 2009 he has been serving our country as Mechanical Engineer for the Pacific Rim Region of the General Services Administration.


Andy Kachiroubas

Chief Engineer at Waterfront Plaza, ABM Industries

Andy Kachiroubas, is the Chief Engineer for Waterfront Plaza, a premiere Class “A” office and retail complex set amidst a lushly landscaped 6.88-acre campus containing over a million square feet of real estate with a 1,255 stall garage, 19 elevators, with approximately 1800 tons of cooling serviced by 1 McQuay chiller and 2, 800 ton Smart chillers. Waterfront Plaza occupies an entire city block in Honolulu's CBD “central business District”.

Andy has been a building engineer for 36 years in Chicago and Hawaii. He has held the position of chief and portfolio engineer over the last 16 years in several Honolulu office buildings including the past 7 years at Waterfront Plaza and formerly at Bank of Hawaii Wakiki Center. During that time he oversaw the entire chiller plant replacements at both properties, which gave him invaluable knowledge on the process. While in Chicago, Andy was the Assistant Chief engineer for several high rise office buildings and is still an active member of International Union of Operating Engineers “IUOE”. Andy has also served 4 years of honorable service with the United States Army.


Derrick Sonoda

Facilities Director at Anaha Tower in Ward Village

Derrick is the current President of the Hawaii Chapter of IFMA and is employed by ANAHA as their Chief Engineer. Derrick’s background in energy has spanned decades with his initial performance in providing programs for the utility, Hawaiian Electric Company. It is after moving to Hawai‘i Energy/Leidos that Derrick was introduced to IFMA-HI and their programs for educating facilities that he assisted in that promotion of energy efficiency education through his transformational programs. Derrick, through his various roles, has been instrumental in the promotion and successful development of the 2 baccalaureate degree programs (BA & BAS) with concentrations in Facilities Management at the University of Hawai‘i at West Oahu.


Randall Honke, PE

Senior Mechanical Engineer, Facilities at Hawaii Pacific University Oceanic Institute

Mr. Honke is currently the Interim Director of Facilities, Security and Safety. He is responsible for HPU’s facility and security operations at its three major campuses, Downtown, including Aloha Tower Marketplace, Hawaii Loa and Oceanic Institute (OI). Prior to Oceanic Institute’s merger with HPU in 2014, Mr. Honke served as Manager of Engineering and Information Technology. He oversaw and managed over 30 million dollars of capital improvements at OI. Mr. Honke is a licensed professional engineer in the State of Hawaii.

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