Ken Hayashida is the President and Founder of KAI Hawai‘i. With a Master’s degree in Civil Engineering from Stanford University and over 28 years of experience in the field of structural engineering, he has managed various civil and structural engineering projects in California, Hawai‘i, Guam, Palau, and American Samoa. He has performed work for the counties in Hawai‘i, state agencies, U.S. Navy-Pacific Division, U.S. Navy-Public Works Center, U.S. Army Corps, the Republic of Palau, American Samoa Government, and numerous private developers and owners.
Hayashida has been recognized for his achievements and leadership both statewide and nationwide. He received the Engineer of the Year award by the National Society of Professional Engineers in 2007 and the Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Hawai‘i College of Engineering in 2013.
Contributing to the community is an important factor for Hayashida. In gratitude for his volunteer work with the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i (JCCH) and the community, Hayashida was recognized by JCCH with the Celebration of Leadership and Achievement Award in 2010. He also served as the past President and National Director of the American Council of Engineering Companies of Hawai‘i and served two terms for the State of Hawai‘i Board of Registration of Professional Engineers, Architects, Surveyors and Landscape Architects.