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Energy Assurance for Hawaii

The Par Hawaii team is proud to carry on a long-standing tradition of energy security for our islands. Our company has evolved over the years, but our commitment to Hawaii remains as strong ever.

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About Par Hawaii

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Our Past

We have deep roots in the islands. We started as The Gas Company in 1904, and as a way to provide more energy security for the islands, built a refinery in Campbell Industrial Park in Kapolei. With the support of local government officials and Hawaii’s congressional delegation, Hawaii was able to establish a refinery, which has been in operation in a Foreign-Trade Zone since 1972. Pacific Resources, Inc. (PRI) became the holding company of The Gas Company and the refinery.

The Present

Hawaii currently depends upon petroleum for more than 80% of its energy. Par Hawaii is responsible for importing crude oil and producing a variety of fuels for Hawaii’s consumers and businesses. We produce a range of petroleum products, including jet fuel, gasoline, diesel, and other products to keep Hawaii on the move.

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Our Future

Par Hawaii is playing an active role in decarbonizing our state. Par Hawaii is now exploring ways to sequester more carbon, reduce emissions, and produce and distribute more renewable energy to meet our state’s energy goals. We will use our energy expertise and assets to ensure Hawaii’s successful transition to clean, affordable energy for the future. 

A Message from Par Hawaii’s President

Committed to making sure Hawaii has the energy it needs.

Hawaii is among the most remote population centers on the globe. As the largest local fuel producer and supplier, we take our role seriously in providing energy security to our island home. Par Hawaii’s mission is to supply energy for Hawaii in a reliable, safe and environmentally-responsible manner. For over 50 years, the Hawaii refinery team has delivered.  

Par Hawaii’s customers include electric and gas utilities, several major airlines, the US military, as well as the public through our Hele and 76 branded stations. Hawaii has set ambitious goals to decarbonize its economy and reduce greenhouse gases. 

Our customer are looking to us to supply the fuels that Hawaii needs to meet this challenge. We recently announced a partnership with Hawaiian Airlines to explore sustainable aviation fuel. This would involve retooling an existing refinery unit to produce low-carbon, renewable fuels. 

As Hawaii energy needs continue to evolve, we are committed to meeting the needs of our customers for decades to come. 

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Our Vision

We envision Hawaii as a thriving, energy resilient state with all residents and businesses able to count on Par Hawaii to provide the energy we need.

Par Hawaii plays an integral role in Hawaii’s economy and we recognize that we have an important role to fulfill to responsibly serve our customers and community.

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Our Mission

Our mission is to deliver energy for Hawaii in a reliable, safe and environmentally-responsible manner.

Hawaii is a special place. We recognize that taking care of each other and the environment must be priorities in everything we do to be a reliable, dependable energy provider.

Our values underscore our actions

Our tight-knit community values integrity, creativity, hard work and respect for others. These four pillars support our successes and strengthen our ability to be an effective and fun place to work.


Every day, by our words and actions, we must earn and maintain the trust of our customers, the public and our Par Hawaii colleagues. It’s the foundation on which everything else is built.


Hard work alone will not lead us to our success. When we are faced with obstacles, we must work together to find solutions. We believe in collaborating with others and approaching our business with creativity and an entrepreneurial spirit. 

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At Par Hawaii, we have different roles and areas of responsibility, but we work together as one team to serve Hawaii.

Respect For Others

How we work with each other at Par Hawaii and care for the community are just as important as what we do. We strive to create a culture that reinforces our core values.

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Leadership Team

Eric Wright

Eric Wright


Eric Wright was named President of Par Hawaii in January 2022. He was appointed Senior Vice President and lead executive for Par Hawaii in January 2021. Prior to January 2021, he was responsible for Par Hawaii’s logistics system and related business development opportunities. He joined Par Pacific, the parent company of Par Hawaii, in April 2013 and he has been involved in Par Hawaii’s operations since the acquisition of Tesoro Hawaii.

Prior to joining Par Pacific, Eric was on the M&A and divestiture team at The AES Corporation, a global electric generation and utility company. Prior to AES, Eric was on the treasury team at Xcel Energy, Inc. where he contributed to the development of a $2 billion transmission joint venture involving eleven utilities. Eric’s experience also includes five years in venture capital where he participated in debt and equity capital raises, and managed a complex fund restructuring transaction.

Eric has a bachelor’s degree in international economics from Georgetown University. He is a member of the New York Society of Security Analysts and is a CFA charter-holder. Eric serves on the board of Hawaii Nature Center.

Deaglan McClean

Deaglan McClean

Vice President & General Manager – Kapolei Refinery

Deaglan McClean, who has nearly 35 years of leadership experience in refining, has joined the Par Hawaii team as vice president and general manager of the Kapolei refinery, which supplies refined fuels to meet the state’s energy needs.

McClean has worked in Mississippi, California, Australia and, prior to joining Par Hawaii, was with the Astron Refinery in Cape Town, South Africa, where he held a number of operational and business leadership roles. His most recently was that refinery’s commercial manager and acting general manager and oversaw a major overhaul and restart of the facility.

McClean began his career in process engineering and operations support at the Cape Town refinery in 1988. He later held operational leadership roles at the Cape Town refinery, Santos Australia, and Chevron’s U.S. Pascagoula and Richmond refineries. From 2006 to 2009, he was responsible for strategic planning for Chevron’s refining system, based in San Ramon, California, and had a two-year assignment at Chevron’s Richmond refinery from 2014-2016.

McClean holds a bachelor’s degree and a doctorate degree in chemical engineering from the University of Cape Town in South Africa.

John Peyton

John Peyton

Vice President – Hawaii Retail

John Peyton was named Vice President – Hawaii Retail, responsible for overseeing all aspect retail operations for the statewide network of Hele and 76 stations and nomnom convenience stores. He joined Par Hawaii as Retail Operations Manager in October 2017 and was promoted to his current position in November 2022. In his current role Peyton has oversight of the Retail Operations, Facilities, Safety, and Environmental teams.

Peyton has more than 15 years of retail and sales experience. Prior to joining Par Hawaii, Peyton served as district sales manager for Anheuser-Busch Sales of Hawaii from 2015 to 2017. His retail experience includes eight years with Ross Dress For Less, where he started as the area loss prevention manager for Hawaii and Guam in 2007, and was promoted in 2011 to senior area loss prevention manager district manager, responsible for inventory control and loss prevention programs for 16 stores. In 2014, he was elevated to district manager for the entire Hawaii and Guam region.

Peyton is a Kaiser High School graduate and received a bachelor of arts degree in history from Hawaii Pacific University.

Peyton and his wife Julie raise their 6 kids in Kapolei. Their favorite activities including going to the beach, hiking, and watching football.

Keith Yoshida

Keith Yoshida

Vice President, Planning and Business Development

Keith Yoshida is Vice President, Planning and Business Development and has worked in the energy industry for more than 35 years. Prior to joining Par Hawaii in April 2015, Yoshida held positions of increasing responsibility in operations, engineering, sales, marketing, and business development. He also served as a strategic analyst responsible for analyzing and optimizing the downstream distribution of refined products through various company channels.

In 2008, he joined Mid Pac Petroleum, a privately held, locally owned company and exclusive licensee for the 76 brand of gasoline in Hawaii, where he served as Vice President of Business Development and Secretary. He was responsible for the development of new fueling stations, mergers and acquisitions, advertising, marketing, promotions, IT, retail gas stations and convenience stores. Yoshida served on the Board for the West Oahu Economic Development Association from 2005 – 2014 as President and Chair, Vice Chair, and Treasurer.

He is currently serving on the Oahu Economic Development Board and is Vice Chair of the Hawaii Catholic School Diocesan Board of Education. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Hawaii Pacific University.

John Peacock

John Peacock

Vice President, Logistics

Captain John Peacock rejoined our team in March as Vice President, Hawaii Logistics.  John joins us with over 35 years of experience in the industry, most recently as the Manager of Marine Operations at Ocean Point Terminals in the US Virgin Islands.

John is originally from Massachusetts and after graduating from Massachusetts Maritime Academy, he sailed primarily with Exxon and ultimately earned his Captain’s license.  John has experience with the American Bureau of Shipping as a marine surveyor and auditor in Seattle and Alaska, and as a teacher at his alma mater Massachusetts.  Captain Peacock then oversaw marine terminal operations at the Hovensa facility in the US Virgin Islands, at the time among the world’s largest refineries and terminals.  Was Leader the Par Hawaii Marine group from March 2015 through 2018, and most recently, lead the installation of a new SPM, and LNG Transshipment Hub in the Virgin Islands.  Along the way John has earn an MBA from Norwich University and is a certified Project Management Professional.  He and his wife Pam have three grown children who live on the mainland.


Marc Inouye

Marc Inouye

Director, Government & Public Affairs

Marc Inouye directs all aspects of government affairs, employee communications, media and public relations, corporate philanthropy, and community outreach. He works with the company’s executive leadership team, government officials, and community groups to shape public policy at the state and county levels.

Prior to joining Par Hawaii, Inouye had been marketing and communications manager with Pharmacare Hawaii, the state’s largest independent pharmacy, since November 2015. In that role, he developed and implemented integrated marketing and communications strategies for the company.

Inouye also served in fund development and special events at The Queen’s Health Systems; was a partner with Fluid Media, a firm specializing in publishing and producing large-scale events; and was the owner of P4 Communications, an integrated marketing and communications consulting firm.

He earned a bachelor of science degree in journalism and mass communication from the University of Northern Colorado, and a master’s degree in communications from Hawaii Pacific University. He serves on the board of Public Schools of Hawaii Foundation.

Par Pacific

The Par Hawaii brand encompasses several subsidiaries of parent company Par Pacific Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: PARR). This connection brings valuable resources and a wealth of industry knowledge for Hawaii.