Newsmakers: Coffman Engineers
Coffman Engineers has announced the retirement of one employee and the promotions of two others.
Brent Shoji, Jami Hirota, Kimo Unten

Brent Shoji, principal and senior discipline engineer, fire protection engineering, has retired after 18 years of service with the company and a 38-year career in the industry overall. Shoji was responsible for the design and engineering of fire protection systems of new and existing facilities for military, state and commercial clients. Among his duties were the selection and specifications of equipment, preparing cost estimates and construction administration for submittal reviews and site inspections. Shoji played a vital role in projects in Hawai‘i, Guam, Japan and the Philippines. Shoji had been an employee of S.S. Dannaway Associates Inc. since 2005 and remained with the company when it became a part of the Coffman family in 2016.

Jami Hirota, principal engineer, was promoted to operations manager for Honolulu. In her new position, Hirota will support office operations and management as well as managing the BD/marketing team and project management group. Hirota has over 27 years of experience that includes serving private, federal, state and local government clients and schools.

Kimo Unten, principal engineer, has been promoted to senior discipline manager. Unten will take on a larger role managing the civil engineering team under the newly promoted Hirota. Unten has 19 years of civil engineering experience in Hawai‘i working with clients in both the private and public sectors. His experience includes commercial site design, master planning and site analysis.

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