Gerard Bastiaanse
Gerard Bastiaanse
President, Hawaii Coffee Company
Gerard is a passionate food and beverage executive with 25 years of deep industry experience. As President of Hawaii Coffee Company, he leads the largest roaster and distributor of Kona coffee in the world operating under the iconic Lion, Royal Kona and Koa coffee brands, as well as Hawaiian Island Tea, with distribution throughout Hawaii, Asia and the U.S. mainland.
Prior to joining Anderson Holdings, Gerard served as a Senior Vice President Marketing and General Manager at Farmer Brothers and in other senior brand leadership positions, both domestic and international, at Dole Packaged Foods. He has also held various marketing roles with top tier national foodservice brands.
Gerard holds a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Virginia and an MBA from the University of Southern California. Outside of work Gerard enjoys spending time exploring Hawai’i with his three young sons and actively supporting community organizations.