Board of Governors
President and CEO
Bob Gunter, President & CEO, Kōloa Rum Company. Bob joined Kōloa Rum Company in 2008 as Chief Operations Officer and was promoted to President & CEO in May 2010. Currently, he is responsible for all aspects of the Company’s daily operations. Bob previously served as Operations Manager with Sandwich Islands Distilling Corporation and Vice President of Operations with Hawaiian Islands Spirits, Inc. in Maui. His prior employment in Hawaii includes serving as Employee Relations Supervisor, AMFAC Sugar (Lihue Plantation) and Director of Human Resources, Citizens Utilities Company (Kauai Electric Division). Bob attended the University of South Carolina, Palmer College of Business, and Kennedy-Western University. He has a BS in Business Administration and holds a certification as Professional in Human Resources from the National Society of Human Resource Management. He is also a member of the Kauai Chamber of Commerce and currently serves on its Board of Directors.