Philip R. Morrissette, P.E.
Senior Electrical Engineer
Away from the office, you might find Phil deep in the woods on a lake or stream trawling for trout or salmon. For him, fishing has nothing to do with catching fish. “I use my fishing excursions as a way to communicate with my father and brother. There’s nothing that gets in the way of good conversation; except maybe the fish when they’re biting.”
Phil’s father was a homebuilder and Phil showed an early interest in building things and taking them apart. In high school lab, he looked at circuitry and material on a microscopic level; took microphones out of phones and used them to build a karaoke machine. How materials fit together extends to his house, which he built, hammering every last nail. “It has a rustic open layout, with exposed beams, is airtight, and extremely energy efficient. When I was growing up I was raised on a farm and played in the barn. My house reflects that openness.”
A graduate of the University of Maine Orono with a degree in Electrical Engineering, Phil uses 3-dimensional models extensively to see how a space will really look with different lighting schemes and day lighting. “Seeing how day lighting affects a space at different times and seasons gives me a good perspective on how much man-made lighting is needed.” Phil is still curious and tinkering after all these years.