He took over as the CEO of the Cook Group, a medical device company, upon the passing of his father in 2011. It specializes in stents and catheters that include pre-injected antibiotics and has estimated earnings at $12 billion. Carl earned his MBA from the University of Iowa. After that, Carl spent a year setting up the computers of the corporation in France and Germany before moving to the group’s pacemaker company in Leechburg, PA and also the plant in Winston Salem. He remained dedicated in keeping the company independently-owned. Together with his parents, he was part of the $500 million of their two locations in Indiana, the high-end French Lick Resort and West Baden Springs Hotel between 1996 and 2007. The family has also added a casino along with a Pete Dye-designed PGA golf course, which will sponsor the 2015 PGA Senior Tournament.