Who's Who of Top Executives

William Carrier

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Title: Marine Surveyor
Company: Carrier Marine, Inc.
Location: Lonedell, Missouri, United States

William Carrier, Marine Surveyor at Carrier Marine, Inc., has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executive for dedication, achievements, and leadership in ship inspections.

For over five decades, Mr. Carrier has flourished as a welder, diesel mechanic, crane operator, towboat pilot, marine surveyor, and entrepreneur. He gained valuable initial experience cleaning barges as a high school summer job in 1959 at Joliet Marine Supply & Repair Service, where he eventually provided excellent service as a laborer, fitter, diesel mechanic, ABS-classed welder, salvor, crane operator, and harbor boat pilot.

After coursework in business and managerial economics at Joliet Junior College, Illinois, from 1961 to 1964, Mr. Carrier was hired by The Ohio River Company as a barge repair manager. With the Nilo Barge Line from 1967 to 1969, he prospered as a barge maintenance manager and troubleshooter, in which capacity he learned about pricing for repairs and bidding processes. Mr. Carrier served as a marine surveyor, conducting inspections, surveys, or examinations of marine vessels to assess, monitor, and report on their condition and inspecting damage, with Neare Gibbs and Company and Merrill Marine services from 1967 to 1982.

In 1982, Mr. Carrier founded carrier Marine, Inc. with his wife Brenda. The firm specializes in supervising salvage operations on barges, towboats, and dredges as well as performing numerous inspections of general conditions, on and off charters, appraisals, and fire and safety inspections on numerous types of watercraft.
Mr. Carrier attributes his success to the opportunity to specialize in as many jobs as he has and to his willingness to learn every day. In the near future, he hopes to retire from his full-time duties but would like to continue being a consultant as his two sons are working for him.

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