Meet our Committee

Des Pigott - Committee Member




Des Pigott



Eur Ing, BSc Eng, BA, Peng, CEng FIMechE, FEC

Joined IMechE in:


Current membership status:










IMechE committee and volunteer experience:

CCCB committee member for many years

Past Treasurer


Professional background:

Career started as a Graduate Apprentice at Flight Testing Establishment of aero engine manufacturer. Joined the Engineering branch of Royal Air Force specializing in piston aero engines. Five years spent in design and de-icing of aero engines. Became Chief Mechanical Engineer at flight simulator company, including simulators for military and civil aircraft with contribution to Lunar Landing Simulator. Developed new Visual Flight Simulator. Followed by various positions in aircraft manufacture, power generation, battery design and manufacture. Developed college programmes in Computer Aided Analysis and Robotics.


How has IMechE participation benefited you?

One of my employers required membership to a professional engineering organization.


Further information:

Former member of PEO Lambton Executive Committee.

Membership of St. John’s Ambulance, Boy Scout Leader, volunteer driver for cancer patients, nominated by PEO for Fellowship Engineers of Canada (FEC), recipient of award from Government of Ontario in recognition of service to the community.


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