ARTHUR K. WATSON, JR.
New Canaan, CT
Arthur Kittredge (“Kitt”) Watson, Jr. was born in New York, New York on December 13, 1955. He is the eldest son of six children born to Ann and Arthur K. Watson.
Educated in private and public schools in New Canaan, Connecticut, Camden, Maine and Paris, France, Mr. Watson received his degree in Business from Bradford College in Haverhill, Massachusetts.
In 1981, Mr. Watson assumed ownership and management control of three of his late father’s corporations, which he consolidated in 1986 into Watson Enterprises Incorporated (“WEI”). Mr. Watson acts as President and CEO of WEI and several other corporations. His business enterprises have ranged from operating the largest exclusive Mercedes-Benz dealership in New England (Mercedes-Benz of Greenwich) to yacht charters (Watson Boat Company Incorporated), several computer app ventures, including (Trist and Fikl, LLC), a home design and remodeling (W.M. Design & Renovation, LLC) and a line of cosmetic oils and lotions (Younger You LLC). Prior ventures have included a tropical farming operation (Continental Challenge, Sdn. Bbd., which operated an 8,000 acre fruit and vegetable farm in Malaysia), international marketing (Watson Produce, Ltd., a Bahamas corporation; Watson International, Ltd., a U.S. Virgin Islands corporation) and aircraft charters (K.A. Aviation Limited).
In addition to the Maine Maritime Academy, Mr. Watson is also a past member of the Board of Trustees of his alma mater, Bradford College, and of the Board of Directors of Vitam Center, Inc. in Norwalk, Connecticut, a mental health center that treats teenagers for drug/alcohol problems,as well as a Board member of the St. Luke’s School, a college preparatory school in New Canaan, CT , additionally, Mr. Watson contributed the St. Luke’s football field, school flag pole and donated several Mercedes Benz vehicles to the school for raffles. Mr. Watson is a lifelong avid sailor and has sailed every major sea and ocean of the world.
Mr. Watson is married to Diane Segura of Norwalk, Connecticut. He has two sons and one daughter. The family resides in New Canaan, Connecticut.