Meet MOC’s New General Manager - Maui Ocean Center

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Meet MOC’s New General Manager

September 22, 2015

MEET MOC’S NEW GENERAL MANAGER

We’re delighted to introduce to you Tapani Vuori, new General Manager at Maui Ocean Center, The Hawaiian Aquarium. You may recognize him as a familiar face from the Aquarium’s Maui Ocean Treasures gift shop, where he was the director of retail since 2002, and later with front gate admissions. After a total of twelve years with the Aquarium, his advancement within the company signals a new focus and commitment to becoming better partners with the community in all fronts including environmental stewardship and education for both residents and visitors alike.

 

“I’m excited and humbled to move forward as general manager and I see a lot of possibilities for us to deepen our relationships with the Maui, Hawaiian, Marine Science, and Education communities. We are committed to our mission, which is to foster understanding, wonder, and respect for Hawaii’s marine life while working alongside others in the community such as schools and experts in the marine science field,” said Tapani.

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Tapani was born in Finland and after serving in the military, he arrived in the U.S. to pursue higher education. In 1987, he earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1987. He currently resides in Kahului with his wife Ellen and their dog Humu. He enjoys spending time with family and exercising, which includes golfing and swimming in the ocean.

Tapani can be reached at:
tvuori@mauioceancenter.com
t  808.270.7062 | f  808.270.7070

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Living Reef

How many corals can you count? Our Living Reef showcases 40 unique and rare species of Hawaiian corals, ranging from shallow to deep-sea ecosystems.

Kaho‘olawe: History and Healing

Discover a sacred and storied island, a powerful testament to the human capacity for destruction and regeneration.

Hawaiians and the Sea

Celebrate the culture and traditions of the first Hawaiians.

Turtle Lagoon

Say aloha to the honu, our charismatic Hawaiian green sea turtles!

Humpbacks of Hawaiʻi Exhibit & Sphere

Explore the realm of the whales in our virtual sphere experience.

Open Ocean

Take a stroll through the 35-foot long acrylic tunnel as sharks soar above your head. Watch elegant stingrays turn backflips in our 750,000-gallon Open Ocean tank—a slice of the pelagic sea.