Monterey Boats VP announces retirement

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Monterey Boats vice president of manufacturing Mike Botti is retiring after more than 40 years in the industry, the last 30 in marine manufacturing.

Company president Bobby Pita said Botti’s departure will be a tremendous loss for Monterey. He officially retires in May.

“He has a real connection with all those he works with and garners respect within all levels of the organization,” Pita said in a statement. “While I hate to see him go, I am also very happy for him. I wish him health and happiness in retirement.”

The company said Botti came to Monterey in 2002 as a quality management consultant and soon took over the manufacturing operation, helping to guide it through its greatest expansion. Botti said he is proud of the experienced manufacturing leadership team and talented boatbuilders he leaves behind.

He and Annette, his wife of 37 years, plan to travel and enjoy their grandchildren. Botti holds a Coast Guard captain’s license with master credentials and plans to remain connected to the industry.


3 comments on “Monterey Boats VP announces retirement

  1. Wanda Kenton Smith

    Congratulations to Mike Botti on a highly successful marine industry career. I had the opportunity to work closely with Mike for several years at Regal Boats and he is one of my all-time favorite folks in this wonderful business. I wish him joy in his retirement and am grateful for the opportunity I had to work and learn from him. Godspeed!

  2. Gary Kane

    Mike was clearly the most talented guy I’ve ever worked with.
    His leadership and people skills are one in a million. Mike
    always made everyone around him better. Monterey has clearly been fortunate to have Mike for all those years. They
    truly appreciated Mike and capitalized on his talents.
    I have stayed in touch with Mike for over 30 years, and
    wish he and Annette the very best.

    Gary Kane

  3. John Gillette

    A workmate, ski buddy and friend for 43 years, Mike has been an asset to every organization and role in which he has served. It is rare to find such a multi-talented person who balances vocational dedication and excellence with the other priorities of family and friends. You’re finishing well Mike, and set a great example for many to follow. I look forward to seeing how you’re going to set the bar similarly high for retirement!

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