Rigid Industries appoints new VP of engineering

PHOENIX — Rigid Industries, a supplier of LED lighting, has hired accomplished technologist and electronics industry leader Jim Heckman to assume the vice president of engineering post at a time of phenomenal growth and continued innovation at the firm, the company announced today.

Prior to his arrival at Rigid Industries, Heckman held a succession of positions in fields such as materials and process engineering, failure analysis, quality engineering, product management and resource management, at companies ranging from Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company, to General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, and most recently with Ball Aerospace. At each company, his level of responsibility and resource management increased, the release noted.

“At Rigid Industries, Heckman will be tasked with ensuring the company continues to deliver superior lighting solutions in some of the toughest, most demanding conditions in the industries it serves,” said spokesperson Miranda Fuller. “As a product where failure is not an option, Heckman will oversee development of Rigid’s extremely rugged, durable product line, backed by a world-renowned warranty program and customer service by an American-made company located in Gilbert, Ariz.”

SOURCE: Rigid Industries press release

Jim Heckman - Rigid Industries

Greg Gerber

Greg Gerber

A journalist who has covered the recreation vehicle industry since January 2000, Greg Gerber founded RV Daily Report on April Fool's Day in 2009. He also serves as the editor of the publication and website. As an Eagle Scout, he has enjoyed camping for decades and has visited every state except Hawaii. A DODO -- Dad of Daughters Only -- to three young women, he has two grandchildren as well. He currently splits his time between Wisconsin, Texas and Arizona. Greg can be reached at editor@rvdailyreport.com.

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