Meet the Board Members

The following members comprise the Hoisting Machine Operator’s Advisory Board, as of July 1, 2016:

Name & TitlePhotoDescriptionTerm of Office
Joaquin DiazHeadshot of Joaquin Diaz, ChairpersonA member of the Hawaii Occupational Safety and Health Advisory Committee, Joaquin Diaz has been a safety professional for more than eighteen years. Currently employed as a Director with Hawaiian Dredging Construction Company, Inc., he earned a Masters in Management from the University of Phoenix here in Honolulu.6/30/2017
Tristan Aldeguer
(Chairperson)
Headshot of Tristan AldeguerServing as a Health, Safety and Environment Manager, Waianae resident Tristan Aldeguer provides various safety consulting services and training. Along with his career in construction safety management, Mr. Aldeguer has spent fifteen years in the occupational safety and health field here in Hawaii.6/30/2020
Angela A. ChinenHeadshot of Angela ChinenA resident of Kailua, Angela A. Chinen is an instructor with the Joint Apprenticeship Committee of Operating Engineers Local Union #3. Ms. Chinen has thirty years of construction industry experience and is a certified member of both HMOAB and the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO).6/30/2018
Richard E. Lentes IIIHeadshot of Richard Lentes IIICurrently employed by Hawthorne CAT in Waipahu where he is responsible for training programs and more than fifty overhead and mobile company cranes, Richard E. Lentes III is currently a certified mobile crane inspector and an experienced safety/health manager, following a successful career in the U.S. Navy.6/30/2020
John P. Mihlbauer Jr.Headshot of John MihlbauerJohn P. Mihlbauer, Jr., of Kaneohe, recently retired after 29 years in Federal Service as a Mechanical Engineer with the US Navy and the US Army Corps of Engineers. John is president of All Ship & Cargo Surveys, Ltd. He joins the Board on 1 July. John is registered as a licensed Mechanical Engineer in Hawaii and California. He serves on the ASME B30.8 and ASME B30.24 sub-committees.6/30/2020
Melvin Chang (Executive Assistant)Headshot of Mel ChangMel Chang will be working in the HMOAB office as its executive assistant. Mel Chang comes to the HMOAB after working 31 years for the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) Local 142 as their education and communications director. Mel Chang also served as the editor of the ILWU’s newspaper, the “Voice of the ILWU”.