Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Welcome to new Chamber member Maine Coast Engineering!

Welcome to new member Maine Coast Engineering!
Pete has most recently retired from twenty years of active duty service with the U.S. Coast Guard, retiring as a Commander. He’s been stationed in multiple areas across the country. Pete has just finished his current position as Commanding Officer of Civil Engineering Unit Cleveland, responsible for $1B of facilities in the Great Lakes and Mid-Atlantic States. Along the way, Pete has picked up his Masters of Science in Civil Engineering from University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, (#1 graduate school in the country for Civil Engineering specialty), as well as his Masters of Business Administration from the University of Michigan. His undergraduate education was from the United States Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut where he earned a bachelor of science in Civil Engineering. Pete has more than twenty years of experience with structural and geotechnical design, as well as construction management. Pete is a licensed Professional Engineer in both Maine and California.
While at the Coast Guard Academy, Pete and his sailing partner won the freshman dinghy Nationals and participated fall and spring on the Coast Guard dinghy racing team. Pete’s family has owned a cottage in Southwest Harbor since 1979 and he’s spent every summer since the age of two enjoying the land and water around Mount Desert Island. Pete had equivalent to his first mate license for vessels less than eight hundred tons while serving on board the USCGC RELIANCE out of Kittery, Maine. His hobbies include boating, skiing and mountain biking. He’s a native of Fort Collins, Colorado and is married to the former Rebecca Sliwa. They have two children, Mia and Wyatt, who attend Pemetic Elementary School.

Becky is a mechanical engineer with experience in machine design and project management. Becky spent the first part of her career as a design engineer for a biomedical engineering firm and then a national telecommunications company. While working for AT&T, she began to focus on technical project management and continued with technical project management in the Research and Development department at Starbucks Headquarters in Seattle, Washington. She has spent the last several years raising their two children and volunteering for local organizations. Becky is currently working on achieving her Project Management Professional (PMP) certification.
Please help us welcome them to the Chamber! And learn more about their services at: http://www.mainecoastengineering.com/