Kris Carroll of Grady-White Boats will be sharing at the first Called2Business luncheon of 2017.
Kris Carroll came up through the ranks at Grady-White Boats, starting as a production control clerk in 1975 and eventually was promoted to vice-president of engineering and manufacturing in the late 80’s. In 1993 Kris was promoted to president of Grady-White Boats. She was the first woman to ever hold this position in the boat manufacturing industry.
Kris has led Grady-White to the front rank of the industry through her steadfast belief in putting the customer first, and through building a great management team. Under her guidance, Grady-White’s mission of customer satisfaction is achieved through building one-to-one customer relationships. This commitment to the consumer is proven by the fact that Grady-White has been ranked at the top of customer satisfaction surveys in every third party measure ever done in its respective categories; this includes 11 top rankings from the National Marine Manufacturer’s Association (NMMA) and the highest ranking in every marine study done by J.D. Power and Associates.
Kris and her top managers consistently demonstrate their belief in team-building within the Grady-White organization of employees, dealerships and vendors. They relentlessly encourage the achievement of the company’s vision “Together, delivering the ultimate boating experience” while creating a company environment where everyone can “Enjoy coming to work on Monday… like they enjoy going home on Fridays”.
Carroll holds active leadership roles in the industry and her community; she is currently serving on the board of the NMMA (National Marine Manufacturers Association), and the Advisory Council (and Board of Directors) of the Boat Owners’ Association of the United States (Boat US). She has served on the board of the Center for Coastal Conservation, is the past chairwoman of the NMMA Boat Manufacturers’ Division Board. Kris is a former board member of Pitt County United Way, and provided leadership for many community outreach programs. She has a heart to help those who struggle and personally contributes to many initiatives for those in need in her community.
Kris’s ability to assemble and inspire the best managers, her steadfast beliefs, and her hard work continue to set an example for the entire industry.
LOCATION: This luncheon will take place at the Greenville Hilton.
We hope to see you there!
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