TRENTON — Retired Coast Guard officer Pete Carroll is the new president of Morris Yachts as of July 1, company officials announced this week. Carroll will be responsible for all aspects of the company’s operations, customer service, finance and facilities.
A native of Fort Collins, Colo., Carroll recently retired from the U.S. Coast Guard after 20 years of active duty, completing his position as Commanding Officer of the Civil Engineering Unit Cleveland where he was responsible for $1B of facilities in the Great Lakes and Mid-Atlantic States. He holds masters degrees in science and engineering from the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana, as well as in business administration from the University of Michigan.
While a student at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Carroll was a member of the dinghy racing team. Pete earned an equivalent to a first mate license for vessels less than 800 tons while serving aboard the Cutter Reliance out of Kittery.
Carroll, a longtime summer resident of Southwest Harbor, has been a friend of the Morris family going back to when Tom Morris first started the company over 40 years ago. Carroll and his family plan to make Mount Desert Island their full-time residence.
“The Morris family is excited to have Pete join our team in Maine,” owner Cuyler Morris said. “His background of leadership, engineering and business acumen will serve Morris Yachts and our customers very well and help us integrate and support our world-class boatbuilding and service teams.”