For over 50 years, H&W Foodservice has provided products and services to the Hawaii foodservice and retail marketplace. As a distributor, manufacturer, and logistical agent in Hawaii, we have experience in all facets of our marketplace. Over the years, technologies and processes change; our core commitment to our customers never has. H&W Foodservice…Bringing Hawaii’s Favorite Food to You!
We are proud to introduce the H&W Foodservice Executive Management Team. Our team’s combination of direct foodservice experience, outside business experience, and overall management experience places our team among the highest functioning and most efficient and effective team around. Whereas the company is much more than just our management team, our team is optimal for our current and future strategic goals. The Management Team consists of the CEO, General Manager, VP of Purchasing, VP of Operations. Together, these four lead all H&W Foodservice teams in our continuous effort to Bring Hawaii’s Favorite Food to You!
Wally Marciel began his career in the food industry more than three decades ago as a truck driver for H&W Foodservice. Working from the ground up, Wally advanced his career through the industry by holding senior executive management and leadership positions.Read More
His diverse background in purchasing, logistics, operations and sales management brought him back to H&W Foodservice in 2012. He served as special projects manager, before being promoted to Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Since 2015, he has served as General Manager for H&W Foodservice.
In 2021, Palama Holdings LLC. named Wally Marciel President and CEO.
He is a Board Member of Aloha Harvest and Damien Memorial School.
Tasha Sawai, CPA, CGMA, joined Palama Holdings LLC in February 2021. With more than 20 years of accounting experience in multiple industries, Sawai’s diverse background serves to enhance our Company’s efforts to increase process efficiencies, and strengthen operations and financial strategies.Read More
Prior to joining Palama Holdings LLC, Tasha was the director of Honolulu-based accounting firm AATS LLC, an affiliate of KMH LLP, where she was responsible for managing the firm’s accounting and tax practice. Previously, Tasha worked for KMH LLP and the Honolulu office of Arthur Andersen.
Tasha earned a Master of Accounting and a Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in accounting from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, as well as a Certificate in Project Management from the university. Tasha serves on Mid-Pacific Institute’s HAIS (Hawaii Association of Independent Schools) Accreditation Committee and, for more than 10 years, has been a volunteer judge for Hawaii’s annual DECA Competition during which students in the state’s public high school DECA clubs compete in the areas of entrepreneurship, marketing, finance, hospitality, and management.
Laureen joined H&W Foodservice in 2016 as a Purchasing Manager and was promoted to Vice President of Purchasing in 2018. She brings with her many years of purchasing experience and knowledge.Read More
Prior to joining H&W Foodservice, Laureen worked in Foodservice Distribution for 16 years starting as a buyer working her way up to lead the purchasing department in both her last position and at H&W. In her diverse purchasing and managing background she has dealt with foodservice, retail and c-store products along with working closely with Hawaii Shipping Liners and Freight Forwarders and now bringing that combined knowledge to lead the H&W purchasing team.