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November 16, 2005
Fargo named Trex president
Pacific Business News (Honolulu)
Retired Adm. Thomas Fargo has been made president of Trex Enterprises Corp.
Fargo will work out of the Trex Honolulu office and remain as chairman of Sago Systems Inc. and Loea Corp., both Trex subsidiaries.
"Adm. Fargo is a strategic thinker and a visionary who has the depth to continue growing Trex Enterprises," said Kenneth Tang, chairman and CEO of Trex Enterprises.
Fargo was previously commander of the Pacific Command, but stepped down in February. He joined Loea and Sago in March.
Trex is a San Diego-based high-tech defense contractor with offices on Kauai, Maui and Oahu in Hawaii.
Sago builds camera systems to detect and locate objects on passengers at airports, on passersby, or individuals at a stand-off range. Loea builds high-speed, high-bandwidth radios.
Boosting Maui’s military-industrial complex
By Anthony Pignataro
This paper gets a lot of press releases from U.S. Congressman Ed Case (D, 2nd District). Most are pretty routine and, frankly, somewhat dull—a couple recent ones dealt with Case calling for more stringent “federal ag inspections” and his new bill that would add “Hawaii macadamia nuts to country-of-origin labeling,” respectively. But on July 21, 2005, Case’s office faxed over one release that definitely caught our eye.
“Congressman Ed Case today said the U.S. Department of Defense’s Missle Defense Agency has awarded a $48 million contract to develop cutting-edge missile defense technology at Trex Enterprises locations in Lihue, Kauai and at the Maui Research and Technology Center in Kihei, Maui,” stated the release.
By itself, the announcement of a firm winning a relatively tiny Defense Department contract ($48,594,922 to be exact) isn’t exactly news. Trex, based in San Diego, California, has earned millions in DOD contracts for the last five years. But the release’s next paragraph was different.
“This contract further demonstrates the growing value of Hawaii’s high-tech industry and the important role it’s continuing to play in strengthening the security of our country,” the release quoted Case as saying.
Remember when Democrats—especially Hawai’i Democrats—used to be liberal? Used to say government was spending too much money on war and not enough on homeless people? Used to call missile defense an endless boondoggle and Cold War relic that will never work? Whatever happened to those guys?
Anyway, Trex Enterprises isn’t like Boeing—the granddaddy of all defense contractors—but they make a few bucks now and then off the high-tech weapons our armed forces are increasingly addicted to. DOD contract announcements show that since 2000 the company has made more than $100 million doing work for all the armed services.
For instance, in 2002 the company got $6.2 million from the U.S. Navy for work on a “radio frequency shift to better suit the needs of the warfighting community.” A year later, the U.S. Army was paying them $5 million for “advanced radio frequency technology.” In 2004, Trex worked on a satellite-imaging program for the U.S. Air Force ($25 million) and optical sensor equipment for the Navy ($5.6 million).
Formed in 1978, the privately owned firm employs 150 people, who actually own two-thirds of the company. Trex has offices in four states, including our lovely Hawai’i. The company first came to Maui in 1991, when it began research and development at the Maui Space Suveillance Site atop Haleakala.
To great fanfare, on April 21, 2000, the company opened a million-dollar office in Kihei’s Maui Research and Technology Center. No less a personage than longtime “liberal” U.S. Senator Daniel Inouye (D, Hawai’i) showed up on opening day.
“I hope that this manufacturing will further enhance the quality of life of the people,” he said, according to the Honolulu Star-Bulletin account of the festivities published the next day.
Trex has worked hard to get such attention. So far, the company has donated $10,000 to the National Republican Congressional Campaign (NRCC)—$5,000 in 2000 and another $5,000 two years later. In addition, corporate officers like CEO Kenneth Tang have donated more than $36,000 to various congressmen since 2001.
Hawai’i’s elected representatives have done very well for themselves, according to the Washington, D.C.-based Center for Responsive Politics. Senator Inouye has accepted $10,300 from Trex officers in the years since he helped dedicate Trex’s Kihei office. Congressman Neil Abercrombie (D, 1st District) has cashed $3,250 in checks from Trex employees. And Congressman Case, who first alerted us to the company’s new $48.6 million DOD contract, took $1,000 from Trex CEO Tang on March 10, 2005. MTW
July 21, 2005
Trex Enterprises on Maui and Kauai receiving
$48.6 million contract to develop satellite and
missile defense technology
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Ed Case today said the U.S. Department of Defense’s Missile Defense Agency has awarded a $48 million contract to develop cutting-edge missile defense technology at Trex Enterprises locations in Lihue, Kauai and at the Maui Research and Technology Center in Kihei, Maui....
“Under this contract, Trex Enterprises will develop technology to improve advanced tracking systems that are used in our nation’s missile defense network. This project will also focus on the development of new materials that will reduce the weight and improve the reliability of components for missiles and satellites.”
The “cost-plus-fixed-fee” contract that Trex is receiving will cover a four-year period and not exceed a total value of $48.6 million.
Established in 1978, Trex Enterprises is headquartered in San Diego, California with 150 employees and operating divisions in Hawaii, New Mexico and Massachusetts. The company’s Hawaii operations are involved in developing technologies ranging from advanced materials and optical systems to digital image sensors.
May 30, 2005
Trex taps two for board
Pacific Business News
Honolulu -Two Hawaii business leaders have joined the board of directors of Trex Enterprises Corp., a San Diego defense contractor and technology innovator with significant operations in Hawaii.
"Jeff Watanabe and Larry Johnson are extraordinary business leaders," said Trex Chairman Ken Tang. "Their expertise will help guide the direction of Trex."
Watanabe is principal at Watanabe Ing Kawashima Komeiji LLP and a director of Hawaiian Electric Industries. Until January he was chairman of Hawaii's Nature Conservancy board. Johnson is the former CEO of Bank of Hawaii, where he started in the 1950s as a teller.
"We have two corporate powerhouses joining us to complement our team of visionaries," said Tom Fargo, who has chaired Trex's subsidiaries Loea Corp. and Sago Systems since retiring as head of the Pacific Command earlier this year. Watanabe has also been a director of Loea since 2002.
Trex has more than 60 people working on Oahu, Maui and Kauai through two subsidiaries:
Kihei-based Loea Corp. builds high-speed, high-bandwidth radios operating in millimeter-wave bandwdith free space, 71-76 GHz and 81-86 GHz range. It has installations in Hawaii, California, Arizona, New Mexico, Maryland and Washington, D.C.
Sago Systems creates camera systems to detect and locate objects on passengers at airports, on passersby, or individuals at a stand-off range.
Trex, like many high-tech defense contractors today including others in Hawaii, practices dual use technology. This means it builds something useful for the Defense Department, then finds civilian applications for the same idea.
September 26, 2004
Defense spending crucial to Hawai'i
By Dan Nakaso and Sean Hao, Honolulu Advertiser
From Barking Sands on Kaua'i to the peaks of Mauna Kea, nearly $4 billion worth of military money flows through the Island economy each year, giving Hawai'i a boost unlike nearly any other state.
Military spending in Hawai'i translates into $3,184 per year for each resident, making it second only to Virginia — home to the Pentagon and the Atlantic Fleet headquarters.
Direct military spending on wages, equipment and services creates thousands of indirect jobs as it multiplies through the economy. Every billion dollars the military brings in, adds about $1.8 billion to the state's economy.
Art Ong certainly knows the benefits.
He is the owner of Magnum Firearms, a small gun shop in Kaka'ako, where military contracts for flashlights, ammunition, body armor and anti-terrorism training have added more than 10 percent to his sales.
"I can give away a little bit more to my church," says Ong.
Margaret McManus also feels the effects.
MacManus, an assistant professor of oceanography at the University of Hawai'i, has been getting military grants since 1996 to study plankton during her summer breaks from teaching. The salary she gets from the grants means she and her husband might be able to buy their own house near the Manoa campus.
It's a story thousands can tell — how the military has helped them financially.
And there's no reason to expect that story will change any time soon.
Some $10 billion worth of work will soon begin to build and renovate portions of 15,000 Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force and Coast Guard homes on O'ahu and manage them for 50 years; The Air Force will get eight C-17 cargo jets at Hickam Air Force Base in 2005, which will be used to transport the Army's planned $1.5 billion Stryker brigade of wheeled armored vehicles.
And a possible aircraft carrier in Hawai'i — not counting its air wing and the rest of its battle group — could bring a crew of 3,217 sailors, 1,018 family members and 606 children, generating $32.3 million in revenue over costs for the city and state.
"The good news right now is it looks like everything is going upward — between Stryker brigade, carrier air wing, and maybe a carrier itself, then the backdrop of (military) housing construction and renovation," said Paul Brewbaker, chief economist for Bank of Hawaii....
While Hawai'i's economy gets a boost from military spending, there are those who argue the state might be better off with less military spending. It isn't productive spending — no consumer goods are produced — and dependence on it stifles creativity and ingenuity within the private sector, according to Ivan Eland, director of the Oakland, Calif.-based Center on Peace & Liberty, The Independent Institute, a nonprofit that supports smaller government.
But you won't hear any objection to military spending from Gerry Majkut, senior vice president and general manager of Dick Pacific Construction Co. Ltd.
Dick Pacific, a Hawai'i-based firm and subsidiary of Pennsylvania-based construction giant Dick Corp., has been winning contracts for military construction throughout the history of the 65-year-old company. The bulk of Dick Pacific's military work, however, began in 1996.
Now the company wins an average of five military contracts per year, ranging from $5 million to $85 million each....
Since 1996, military spending has made up about 50 percent to 60 percent of Dick Pacific's revenue, said Majkut.
Efforts by the military to privatize projects such as new military housing on O'ahu will ensure more contracts for years to come for big and small local companies....
In addition to direct spending, military dollars have helped the effort to diversify the state's economy away from tourism into technology. Businesses involved in "dual-use" technology — military technology with commercial applications — are pushing the tech sector forward in the Islands, said Mike Fitzgerald, president and chief executive of Enterprise Honolulu, an economic development agency.
"When you look back at the history, I think the defense contracts and the related military activities here in this area called dual use have really been the creator and the driver of technology development in Hawai'i including research at the University of Hawai'i," Fitzgerald said.
The Department of Defense is required to offer many contracts to local, small and minority-owned businesses. But that doesn't mean getting the work is easy, said Christopher Dawson, president of Dawson Group, Inc., which in May was awarded a $30 million contract for environmental cleanup — primarily for soil contamination — for Navy bases in Hawai'i, Guam, South Korea and Japan.
As a Native Hawaiian organization, the Dawson Group has been certified as a disadvantaged enterprise, or Small Business Administration 8(a) firm, making it eligible to win Defense Department construction contracts without going through the typical bidding process.
Winning government contracts only came after the Dawson Group invested hundreds of thousands of dollars in human relations and administrative procedures and policies to comply with government guidelines, Dawson said....
McManus, the oceanography assistant professor at UH, has a Navy grant to study thin, subsurface layers of ocean plankton. The grant allows McManus to buy oceanographic instruments that can be used for further studies around the Hawaiian Islands.
For others on her team, McManus said, "The money comes from the Navy ... and pays for salaries for a full-time technician who lives here and a student."
The Navy money also helps augment McManus' UH salary and helps McManus and her husband, Grieg Steward, another UH assistant professor of oceanography, with their personal finances....
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Title: President, Trex Hawaii, LLC
Getting military contracts since: 1998 through Trex parent company, Trex Enterprises.
Trex Hawaii was formed in 2000 to take advantage of Hawai'i's Act 221 tax exemption for technology companies. Trex has since created other Hawai'i-based subsidiaries, Silicon Kinetics, Loea Corp, Trex Enterprises Advance Materials and e-Phocus.
Type of contracts: $30 million involving Trex and its subsidiaries for a wide range of projects, including high-definition television video chips, a mid-infrared adaptive optics system, funded by the Missile Defense Agency, a missile tracking system on Kaua'i and a portable digital X-ray device for use in the field.
Percentage of business: "Almost all of it, 90 percent."
Personal benefits of military contracts: "Following my four years as a cadet at the Air Force Academy, I spent 12 years on active duty in the U.S. Air Force, leaving the service as a major. I spent all of my military time in research and development in Air Force laboratories or teaching in graduate school at the Air Force Institute of Technology. ... Today I work with military and civilian Air Force personnel that I have known for as long as 31 years of professional life."
June 13, 2005
Beam speeds wireless
Technology developed in Hawaii opens new possibilities
in carrying data short distances
By Jim Borg, Star Bulletin
A radio beam developed in Hawaii stands to revolutionize high-speed wireless transmissions over short distances, with huge implications for the military, civil defense and firefighting.
Already, it has been adopted by the Coast Guard and the University of Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology for communications to Sand Island and Coconut Island, respectively.
And it promises new possibilities for emergency response, battlefield command and control, and communications for islands, ships, aircraft and offshore oil rigs.
Known as advanced millimeter-wave radio, the information beam was developed by Loea Corp., a subsidiary of Trex Enterprises now run by retired Adm. Thomas Fargo, former commander of U.S. Pacific forces.
The beam carries information between two points much like a laser, but without the problems lasers encounter with clouds, rain, fog, smog, vog, smoke, sandstorms, explosive debris and other atmospheric clutter.
And at one-tenth the cost of fiber-optic cable, it is practical in places where cables are not, says Fargo, Loea chairman.
"There are two fundamental pieces that are important, and one is the ability to move really high amounts of information to connect places where it does not make sense to run fiber," Fargo said Friday in a telephone interview from Shanghai, where he was on a trade mission with Gov. Linda Lingle.
"The second one is the military application. The military is very expeditionary today, and we're going to move into places and move out, and in a lot of cases it doesn't make sense to lay fiber or set up a significant infrastructure. And the demand for information is really high right down to the smallest units, so I'm hoping Loea can help solve those problems."
The technology is so new that it was approved only last year for conditional commercial use by the Federal Communications Commission. The final FCC permit is due to be issued on June 24, said Dan Scharre, Loea president and chief executive.
The first generation of Loea commercial transceivers send and receive data at a rate of 1.25 gigabits per second at distances of up to 1.75 kilometers, or almost 1.1 miles.
That is enough to carry 50 or 60 television channels.
The Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology, on Coconut Island in Kaneohe Bay, is using a Loea radio to communicate to the UH-Manoa campus through a transceiver at Windward Community College....
Formed in May 2001, Loea was built on parent-company research spun off from 1990s contracts with the Pentagon's Ballistic Missile Defense Organization, now the Missile Defense Agency.
An early goal was to set up laser communications between Haleakala and the high-technology research park in Kihei. But lasers -- sometimes called "free-space optics" to differentiate them from fiber optics, in which light travels in a cable -- work best in clear weather.
Frequent clouds around the 10,023-foot-high Haleakala summit made lasers impractical because the beams are easily scattered by atmospheric water vapor, much as a cloud splits the sun's reflection into a rainbow.
So Trex scientists explored a new area of the electromagnetic spectrum. What they found, they hope, is a pot o' gold....
Millimeter-wave radio occupies bandwidths shorter than shortwave radio but longer than microwaves and infrared waves, the signature of heat.
"In December 2001 we set up a 1-gigabit-per-second link from the rooftop of the Maui research and technology center up to a radio tower on Haleakala, 10 miles as the crow flies," recalls John Lovberg, chief technology officer for Loea.
"Laser technology would not have been able to do the link, but millimeter-wave radio was able to do the link at the same data rate. We then went to the FCC and asked for the spectrum to do this commercially."...
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March 1, 2005
ADMIRAL THOMAS FARGO ACCEPTS LEADERSHIP
POSITIONS WITHIN HIGH-TECHNOLOGY INCUBATOR
TREX ENTERPRISES CORPORATION
(Honolulu, Hawaii) - Trex Enterprises Corporation is pleased to announce retired Admiral Thomas Fargo, former Commander of the U.S. Pacific Command, has accepted the positions of Chairman of Loea Corporation and Chairman of Sago Systems--both companies are subsidiaries of Trex Enterprises Corporation. Headquartered in San Diego, Trex has more than 60 professional staff working in offices in Maui, Kauai, and Oahu.
“We are absolutely honored to have a man of Admiral Fargo’s integrity, experience and forward-thinking join us at Trex Enterprises,” said Dr. Ken Tang, CEO of Trex Enterprises. “The former Commander of the Pacific Command will now help lead our company and its subsidiaries toward a new level.”
Admiral Fargo relinquished command on February 26, when Admiral William Fallon assumed responsibilities as Commander of the U.S. Pacific Command. Admiral Fargo will be based out of Trex’s Oahu office full-time. He will oversee the direction of Loea Corporation, the first wireless, high-speed, high-bandwidth communications technology firm operating in the 71-76 GHz and 81 to 86 GHz range. Loea is headquartered in Kihei, Maui. Admiral Fargo will also oversee the direction of Sago Systems which create homeland security camera systems that detect and locate objects on passengers at airports, on passersby, or individuals at a stand-off range.
“Trex Enterprises is a dynamic company with promising technologies that will have a global impact on our future,” said Admiral Thomas Fargo. “Trex’s commitment to the community of Hawaii is what particularly resonates with me. I am looking forward to working with a visionary leader like Dr. Tang who has diversified several core technologies. This is a new career for me and one that I believe will be gratifying and significant in the lives of many.”...
About Trex Enterprises
Trex Enterprises is a high-tech incubator conducting research and development leading to state-of-the-art commercial and government solutions. Trex is headquartered in San Diego, California with offices in Hawaii (Honolulu, Maui, Kauai), Massachusetts, Washington DC and New Mexico. For information log on @ www.trexenterprises.com or www.loeacom.com
More Information Contact:
Linda Jameson, 808-221-3552
March 13, 2006
Fargo appointed to GTA board
by Sabrina Salas Matanane, KUAM News
The former commander of the U.S. Pacific Command, Navy Admiral Thomas Fargo (Ret.) is the newest member of Teleguam Holdings, meaning he now sits on GTA's board of directors. The admiral is currently president of Trex Enterprises and chairman of Trex Enterprises Subsidiaries, a developer and manufacturer of millimeter wave cameras used for security systems.
In addition to his work at Trex, Admiral Fargo serves on the board of directors for Hawaiian Electric Industries, Hawaiian Airlines, the Japan-America Society, and the Iolani School Board of Governors. He is also national vice-chairman of the Pearl Harbor Memorial Fund.
From the TeleGuam Holdings website:
GTA has recently come under the umbrella of TeleGuam Holdings, LLC. This company was formed in order to bring state-of-the-art-telecom technology to all of Guam.... The management team and board of directors are excited to be working with the Guam community, for the Guam community.
TeleGuam Holdings, LLC. is backed by:
Shamrock Capital Growth Fund, an equity fund with investments in media, communications and entertainment, affiliated with Shamrock Holdings. Shamrock has a 25 year track record of successful active investments in media and communications. Shamrock has an excellent track record of maintaining relations with its portfolio companies' partners, its management and employees, and maintaining the highest standards of ethics and professional business conduct.
GE is a diversified technology, media and financial services company dedicated to creating products that make life better. From aircraft engines and power generation to financial services, medical imaging, television programming and plastics, GE operates in more than 100 countries and employs more than 300,000 people worldwide. GE is dedicated to turning imaginative ideas into leading products and services that help solve some of the world's toughest problems.
Board of Directors
Robert Taylor, President & CEO
Bob Taylor brings over 20 years of industry experience to GTA. Bob began his career as an engineer with Illinois Bell and has been involved in all facets of telecommunications from fieldwork to project research to acquisition management.... Bob has worked with such companies as MCI Communications, SBC and MFS Communications....
William J. Wynperle, Vice President of Shamrock Capital Advisors
Mr. Wynperle has been with Shamrock Group since 1997 and during this time has been responsible for reviewing investment opportunities in the United States, focusing on the media and communications industries. Previously, he was an investment banker in the Mergers & Acquisitions Group at Smith Barney, Inc. He currently sits on the Board of Directors of PRN Corporation and Lifestage Media Group, Inc., two of the Shamrock Group’s portfolio companies....
Stephen D. Royer, Managing Director of Shamrock Capital Advisors
Since joining the Shamrock Group in 1991, Mr. Royer has been responsible for identifying potential investment opportunities, performing extensive investment analysis, and reviewing portfolio company operations....
Prior to joining the Shamrock Group in 1991, Mr. Royer was an investment banker with Lehman Brothers and with Cain Brothers Shattuck and Co., an investment bank specializing in health care finance....
John Parkinson, Vice President & Chief Technologist, Cap Gemini
Mr. Parkinson joined GTA Board of Directors in May 2005. He is Vice President and Chief Technologist, Americas Region for Cap Gemini, a technology consulting firm, based in Chicago, Illinois.
Prior to joining Cap Gemini, Mr. Parkinson was a Senior Partner in the Strategy and Corporate Development practice of Ernst and Young (E&Y), LLP and E&Y’s Director for Innovation and Strategy, Americas Region. He joined E&Y’s U.K. office in 1985 and moved to the U.S. in 1991....
Richard T. Grimm, President of Hawaii Foodbank
Since 2000, Mr. Grimm has been President of the Hawaii Foodbank, Hawaii’s largest distributor of food to the needy in the state. In 2004, the Foodbank distributed nearly 9 million pounds of food through more than 250 agencies.
Before heading the Hawaii Foodbank, Mr. Grimm spent 35 years in the television broadcasting industry. His three-decade career in television includes positions as president of Shamrock Broadcasting’s TV division and general manager of KITV and KGMB, the ABC and CBS network affiliates in Hawaii....
He was a United States Marine and served in Japan, Okinawa and the Philippines. Mr. Grimm is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin.
Admiral Thomas Fargo, USN (Ret.), President of Trex Enterprises & Chairman, Trex Enterprises’ Subsidiaries.
Admiral Thomas Fargo, USN (Ret.) joined the Board of Directors of TeleGuam Holdings LLC in February 2006.
Admiral Fargo is President of Trex Enterprises and Chairman of Trex Enterprises’ subsidiaries – namely, Loea Corporation, a high data rate wireless communications company, and Sago Systems, Inc. a developer and manufacturer of millimeter-wave cameras used for security systems. He joined Trex Enterprises in March 2005 after a distinguished career serving the United States Navy and Department of Defense.
Born in San Diego, California, he attended high school in Coronado, CA. and Sasebo, Japan. Admiral Fargo graduated from the United States Naval Academy in June 1970....
Warren H. Haruki, President and CEO of Grove Farm
Warren H. Haruki is President & Chief Executive Officer of Grove Farm Company, Inc., a privately held company located in Lihue, Kauai, since February 2005. Mr. Haruki concluded a 26-year career with GTE Hawaiian Tel/Verizon Hawaii, serving as its President from 1991 until his retirement in October 2003. Mr. Haruki serves as a Trustee for the Parker Ranch Foundation Trust, a land development and cattle ranch company headquartered on the Big Island of Hawaii. He serves on the Boards of First Hawaiian Bank, Pacific Guardian Life Insurance Company, Maui Land & Pineapple Company, Inc. and Hawaii Superferry, Inc. Mr. Haruki serves on various community and non-profit organization boards in Hawaii....
Susan K. Eichor, President and Chief Operating Officer of aio Group
Susan Eichor is President and COO of the aio Group, a diversified, Hawaii-based holding company. Significant brands of the aio Group include ESPN 1420 AM, Honolulu Magazine, Hawaii Business Magazine, Hawaii Home+Remodeling, Pacific Magazine and www.iamhawaii.com.
From 1984 to her retirement in 2003, Ms. Eichor was part of the management team at Verizon Hawaii. She oversaw the company’s $100 million annual capital investment program. In addition, she was in charge of statewide planning, engineering, project management and construction of the GTE Hawaiian Tel network. She directed the 400 employees of Verizon’s customer operations staff, overseeing installation and maintenance services statewide.
She currently consults with telecommunications companies in the Pacific as well as other companies developing their telecommunication strategies.
Ms. Eichor has served on the Public Broadcasting System (PBS) Hawaii board since 1999 and is currently its vice-chair. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Stanford University and an MBA from the University of Hawaii.
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