Hawaii Outrigger announces changes to its North American sales team By Shane Nelson / May 30, 2016 Share 1 -- Honolulu-based Outrigger Enterprises Group has named two new executives to its North American sales department. Tom Wakita is the company’s new vice president of sales and marketing for North America, where he will develop and execute sales and marketing strategies for both leisure and corporate groups. Bob Froio, meanwhile, is Outrigger’s new director of sales for North America, and he’ll work collaboratively to develop sales and marketing strategies for wholesale business, retail travel agents, consortia and groups. Wakita has worked for Outrigger since 1990, holding various sales positions for the company, but Froio, who is a 30-year tourism industry veteran, worked most recently for LeisureLink. Outrigger Enterprises Group operates more than 30 properties with approximately 8,000 rooms in destinations such as Hawaii, Guam, Fiji and Thailand.