Stanley Keomaka – 2022 Einstein Award
Left to right: David Gomes – President; Stanley Keomaka; Sean Haggerty – Area Manager
Stanley Keomaka has been an employee of Hawaiian Cement for 58 years. Stanley started his career with Hawaiian Cement driving ready mix trucks and is currently filling the Halawa Quarry stockpile loader operator role. In this capacity, Stanley is responsible for loading outside customers with aggregate material while providing outstanding customer service. We are nominating Stanley for the Einstein award due to his integrity and resourcefulness in creating a sellable aggregate product that meets customer demand. Stanley recognized if he equally mixed and blended four different items he could create a product meeting customer demand. What is exceptional about this task is that three of the four products are byproducts of our production process and result in a $0 value, while the fourth component is non sellable dirt found on the mine site. In short, Stanley has taken four products with no value, blended them, and made a product our customers want, resulting in 33K tons sold in 2022, adding to our annual sales revenue. Stanley, in recognition of your best of the best process improvement creativity, we are proud to present to you Knife River’s 2022 Einstein Award. We are proud to employ individuals such as you, who contribute to improving Hawaiian Cement’s bottom line by inventing cost-effective measures. Hoʻomaikaʻi e Stanley!