David Sikkink currently serves as the Administrator of the Hawaii Foreign-Trade Zone No. 9 (FTZ9), a division of the State of Hawaii Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism. FTZ #9 is the Grantee for the state of Hawaii and is one of the oldest and most diverse FTZ projects in the nation, overseeing the state’s general-purpose zones and subzones, which services over 390 clients. FTZ9 also operates a general purpose zone warehouse facility at Pier 2, Honolulu Harbor, for the State of Hawaii which has come to be known as the “Hub of International Trade” for the state.
Mr. Sikkink has been involved with the Foreign-Trade Zone program for over a decade and has served as FTZ9’s Administrator since 2011.
Mr. Sikkink oversaw the development and construction of the Homer A. Maxey International Trade Resource Center which was opened in early 2015 and completed FTZ9’s plan to create a “one-stop shop” for international trade in Hawaii.
Prior to being involved with the Foreign-Trade Zone program, Mr. Sikkink led new media development teams in the creation of digital and interactive media, websites, and software development in Hawaii and on the mainland. He has also owned two New Media and Video Production companies and was instrumental in the development of one of the first commercially available multimedia software programs produced for the consumer market.
Mr. Sikkink is originally from the Minneapolis, Minnesota area and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in
Business Management from the Curtis L. Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota.