Ryan Lau

Title: Process Safety Management Coordinator
Company: Par Hawaii Refining, Par Pacific Holdings Inc.
Location: Mililani, Hawaii, United States

Ryan Lau, PSM Coordinator at Par Hawaii Refining, Par Pacific Holdings Inc., has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in safety management.

Prior to embarking on his professional journey, Mr. Lau pursued pre-medical studies at St. Mary’s College of California between 1992 and 1993. He further continued his studies in the same subject at San Diego State University and California State University from 1993 to 1994. Four years later, he concluded his academic efforts with a Bachelor of Science in biology and human biology at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Shortly thereafter, he secured certifications in teaching, environmental management, process safety management, coaching and forensic science. Currently, Mr. Lau excels as a process safety management coordinator with Par Hawaii Refining, a subsidiary of Par Pacific Holdings. His responsibilities include overseeing management, as well as coordinating and implementing process safety management system principles, processes and procedures for Par Hawaii Refining facilities.

At the inception of his career, Mr. Lau worked as an associate engineer from Computer Systems Engineering from 1998 to 2000. He then joined the Hawaii State Department of Education as a teacher until his departure in 2008. After spending five years as a TOP Coordinator for the Health & Safety Department at Tesoro, Corp., Mr. Lau was promoted to the process safety management coordinator for the Health and Safety Department until 2013. In addition to his current safety management role, Mr. Lau has also served as a coach for the varsity boys’ soccer team at Kapolei High School. For his achievements as a coach, Mr. Lau was named the NSCAA High School Boys Large Schools Regional Coach of the Year and received the High School State Coach of the Year Award through United Soccer Coaches in 2019. In the coming years, Mr. Lau aims to help Par Hawaii Refining continue achieving success. He would also like to obtain a directorial role or provide risk management consulting services.

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