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Kamanu Composites, LLC

With an underlying commitment to local and sustainable production, Kamanu Composites is one of Hawai'i's largest composites manufacturers.

  • Stage $1M in TTM Revenue
  • Industry Other
  • Location Kailua, HI, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded April 2007
  • Employees 18
  • Website

Company Summary

For everything that we produce, we thrive on doing each step the best way we know how. First we figure out what we want; then we design it, we build it, and we do everything in-between until a quality product is in the hands of the user. It’s a learning experience and it’s a practice in self reliance. We believe a product should not be made for consumption, but for long term value and use. We make every effort to deliver that.


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    Michael Keizo Gates

    Keizo has a background in aeronautical and mechanical engineering and is one of the founding memebers of Kamanu Composites. Born in Pahoa on Hawai'i island, he has lived on almost every Hawaiian island. He received his engineering degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and is in charge of production in every sense of the word: from idea, to design, to prototyping, to tooling, to full production.

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    Luke Alexander Evslin

    Luke is in charge of finance, human resources, and customer service. He was born and raised on Kaua'i, and, after overseeing the start-up of Kamanu Composites for four years, is now back on his home island. He is the vice-chair of Apollo Kaua'i, an advocacy group committed to clean and renewable energy for Hawai'i. He now lives in a completely self-sustainable off-grid home in the mountains of Kaua'i.


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    Peter Olson
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    Tom Nishihara