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Commercial Training Consultants (CTC) --- Background & History

CTC was founded in 1998 after the Principal Partners left Leeward Community College (LCC). While at LCC, CTC's Principal Partners were responsible for establishing and implementing the testing procedures and classes for the Commercial Driver's License (CDL) Program. During that time, CTC's founders developed classes to cover all the tests necessary to obtain a CDL as well as drafting all related books and classroom materials. CDL Skill Training, Driver Improvement Programs, Fork Lift Training & Certification Programs as well as special courses to cover Airport Rescue Fire Fighting Operations, Hazardous Materials Transportation, and Personnel Lift Training & Certifications were also subsequently developed.

CTC's services have since expanded to include driver and fleet management services with Driver Qualification and Vehicle Fleet Repair & Maintenance Records Program. There are also risk & incident management services that include Vehicle Incident Reporting & Logging Programs, a Post-Incident Vehicle Inspection and/or Investigation Program, as well as Fleet Management, Technical Consulting and Expert Witness Services.

Founders --- Background & Experience

  • Gilbert Ha - President

    • U.S. Navy Senior Non-Commissioned Officer (retired) specializing in Equipment Operation

    • City & County of Honolulu Driver's License Examiner

    • City & County of Honolulu Dept. of Public Works Vehicle and Equipment Instructor/Examiner

    • Senior Instructor, LCC

    • City & Country of Honolulu Department of Facility Maintenance Trades Supervisor

    • Retired from City & County of Honolulu June 2010

  • Danny Iaela - Vice President

    • Truck driver for Noa Enterprises, Primo Distributors, and Rainbow Coach

    • Principal of D.I. Consultants

    • Independent Commercial Vehicle Trainer for:

      • Ameron HC&D, Hawaiian Electric Company, Hawaiian Telcom, Grace Pacific Corporation, Hawaiian Bitumuls, Travel Plaza Transportation, Polynesian Hospitality Tours, and VIP Transportation

    • Instructor and CDL Coordinator, Leeward Community College

  • James Naylon - Secretary

    • Inspector (retired), Honolulu Police Department

    • Director of Human Resources, Servco Pacific

    • Transportation Industry Coordinator, LCC

    • Human Resources Director (retired), Honolulu Community Action Program.

  • Ross Sasamura - Treasurer

    • Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering, General Motors Institute

    • Licensed Professional Engineer, State of California

    • Senior Design Engineer, Peterbilt Motors Company

    • Assistant Chief, Division of Automotive Equipment Service, Department of Facility Maintenance, City and Country of Honolulu

    • Director and Chief Engineer, Department of Facility Maintenance City and County of Honolulu

    • Truck Sales Engineer, Vice President Sales Vice President Parts, Vice President Service, HT&T Truck Center

    • Senior Associate Trainer, Pacific Training and Development Company

Principle Partners

Konane Ishimine --- President

  • Administrator & Finance

    • Administration​

    • Billing

    • Finance

    • Scheduler

Pono Ishimine --- Vice-President/Director 

  • CDL Operations

    • CDL Skills Training​

    • Commercial Drivers Certification

Kala Ishimine --- Vice-President/Director

  • Class Operations

    • CDL Written Test Classes​

    • DIP

    • HazMat

    • Forklift

    • Aerial & Scissor Lifts

    • Instructional Development

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