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Community Partners Who Make Our Work Possible: Maui Oil


Maui Oil Company has been a dedicated supporter over the past 19 years. In addition to sponsoring our annual fundraiser, Kokua for Kupuna, for the past five year, Maui Oil President, Alec McBarnet, has served on Hale Makua’s Board of Directors starting in 2001 through 2010, and from 2012 to present. He presided over the Board as Chair from 2007 – 2010, and currently serves as Secretary where he Chairs the Governance Committee, responsible for overseeing the organization’s Professional Executive Committee and  Medical Staff, and to advise on all Board of Director matters including recruitment, governance, continuing education and self-assessment of the Board and the individual Directors, and corporate compliance.

Maui Oil Company was first launched by Alex McBarnet Senior in 1982, growing to become the largest Maui-owned distributor of fuel and lubricants on Maui. The company extended service to Lanai in 1986 as Lanai Oil Company and to Hawaii Island in 2009 as Big Island Energy. By 2013, the company’s operations also included Kauai and Molokai. It is the largest, local family-owned petroleum marketer in Hawaii, which provides petroleum products and related services across the State, as well as Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands. It also operates Maui Express Car Wash adjacent to its headquarters in Kahului.