Phillip Morse was named Vice Chairman in 2004 and has been a partner in the Boston Red Sox since 2002. Morse grew up in Danvers, MA and has two brothers living in the Boston area. He attended the University of Maine and played baseball for the Black Bears. Upon graduation in 1964, Morse was hired by Liberty Mutual Insurance Company in Boston. In late 1966, he worked in sales for a Glens Falls, NY-based small medical device company. In 1969, Morse founded North American Instrument Corporation, a company focused on the development, manufacturing and sales of the first transparent fluid delivery system for coronary angiography, the Morse Manifold. By 1994, the firm had grown into NAMIC U.S.A. Corporation, an 800-employee designer and manufacturer of a wide array of medical devices for interventional cardiology and radiology. NAMIC made an initial public offering in 1991, and established operations in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico in 1992 and in the Republic of Ireland in 1993. Morse served as NAMIC's Chairman until its sale to Pfizer, Inc. in 1995. Today, NAMIC U.S.A. is a member of the Angio Dynamic's family and after more than 40 years, the Morse Manifold continues to be used in more than 70 percent of all cardiac catheterization procedures.
After retiring from NAMIC in 1995, Morse founded Heritage Creations, Inc., a group of companies dedicated to providing premium quality products and services to premier private, public and resort golf courses, clubs and golf pro shops worldwide.
Morse retired from the board of directors of Evergreen Bank, a division of Banknorth, N.A., and was a former director of The Business Council of New York State, Inc. He is a generous contributor to numerous medical, athletic and educational charities, having made a gift of an artificial turf stadium field to the University of Maine. In a combined effort with his friend, the late Harold Alfond, a former Red Sox partner, his alma mater now has an outstanding athletic facility in which to play football, soccer, and lacrosse. In 2005, Morse turned 43 acres of woodlands in Glens Falls, NY into an athletic complex with a field house, nine tennis courts, two baseball fields, three softball fields, four fields for soccer and lacrosse and donated it to Glens Falls High School. In the fall of 2016, Morse donated $2 million dollars to support youth sports activities and Danvers High School for the creation of the Morse Athletic Complex in honor of his father - James Ellison Morse Jr. During his 26-year tenure as Selectman, "Ellie" led a group of friends that saved The Danvers Twilight Baseball League, which at the time was the oldest after dinner baseball league in America. Morse also commissioned a bronze falcon, the school mascot is currently displayed at the entrance to the new stadium.
The Morses, who live in Jupiter, FL, have three daughters all of whom live or work in Boston and the surrounding communities. With a growing number of grandchildren, now a total of seven, the Morses remain busy dividing their time between Boston, Wells (ME), Lake George (NY), and Florida.