Macadamia Natural Oil Plants Trees for the Future

By Anne Moratto | 08/31/2012 2:54:00 PM


Macadamia Natural Oil CEO John Fasan made a recent trip to Olson-Keolanui (OK) Farms in Hawaii to put mission into action.  At the core of Macadamia Natural Oil’s operations is a commitment to preserving the environment and its resources, namely, the macadamia nut.  Fasan, alongside farm co-owners Ed Olson and Troy Keolanui,  planted 10 three-and-a-half foot seedlings where they will become a part of an already thriving macadamia nut tree orchard.  He performed this symbolic planting along with Hamakua Macadami Nut Company president, Richard Schnitzler, and six employees of Japanese distributor, Dalia Incorporated, including Dalia's president,  Takaki Shinichi.

click image to zoomJohn Fasan (center) and Takaki Shinichi, President of Dalia Inc. (right, in white hat)

“Because Macadamia [Natural Oil] sells worldwide...we feel we should give back. If we take from the earth, we’re going to give back to the earth,” Fasan said.

Following the groundbreaking, the group enjoyed a gourmet lunch with macadamia nuts as the centerpiece.







Anne Moratto’s well-rounded beauty career includes years in beauty public relations, beauty marketing, beauty manufacturing, and now, with MODERN SALON, in beauty publishing. The through-line has been an intense interest in all things beauty and a sincere appreciation for the skilled artists and entrepreneurs who make the industry so vital, compelling and creative. Anne, a native of Wisconsin, lives with her family in Los Angeles, CA, and is MODERN SALON’s West Coast Beauty and Special Markets Editor. She can be reached at


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