Bellingham Marine CEO to Retire in December

Everett Babbitt, Bellingham Marine CEO, has announced his retirement effective December 31, 2019. Following his retirement, he will continue to serve as a director of the company. Joe Uberroth, owner and chairman, will take over the role of CEO.

Everett joined Bellingham Marine in 1984, performing in a variety of roles until 2004 when he was named president and CEO. Under his leadership, Bellingham Marine became a recognized international leader in marina construction. He expanded Bellingham’s global reach and tripled annual revenues.

“As with many of my colleagues, I have been incredibly fortunate to be able to spend my career with Bellingham Marine,” Everett Babbitt said. “I believe our success is based on our commitment to innovation, building a superior product, serving our clients’ needs and hiring top talent.”

“We have worked hard to attract and retain the best in the industry. Over the last several years, I have focused my energy on developing the next generation. I am confident that we have the strongest team in our history to lead us forward,” Babbitt said.

Ueberroth shared his appreciation of Everett’s contributions. “We have been extremely fortunate to have Everett at the helm of our company for the better part of the last two decades,” Ueberroth said. “Having him continue on as a member of our board and available for special projects, provides our team with confidence that we will take this transition in stride.”