LONDON Peter Higgs has been appointed managing director of IGG Component Technology Ltd, a provider of high-reliability electronic, electrical and electromechanical components and related services to the space, aerospace and defence industries.
Higgs has over 30 years’ experience in aerospace and defence, including senior engineering and technical roles. After 22 years with Plessey and GEC Marconi, he served as managing director of Stewart Hughes Ltd and then as divisional managing director with Smiths Aerospace.
At IGG, Higgs is to guide the company towards significant growth in its core areas of component testing, evaluation, procurement, long-term storage, engineering consultancy and obsolescence management and mitigation. The company employs some 55 people, around 60 per cent of whom are engineers and technicians. More than half of the staff have worked at IGG for at least 10 years.
“We have the flexibility to work with customers on any level, from the failure analysis of a single component, to a multi-million pound parts procurement project covering many thousands of line items. The company has real strength in depth, which provides an excellent foundation for future growth,” said, Higgs.