Engineering Firm Appoints Two

(top) James Parker
(bottom) Niklas Vigener

Waltham, MA – The Simpson Gumpertz & Heger (SGH) Board of Directors will appoint James Parker as SGH’s chief executive officer (CEO) and Niklas Vigener as chief technical officer (CTO) effective Jan. 1.

Once CEO, Parker will focus on the firm’s strategic direction and corporate initiatives. He is head of structural engineering and structural mechanics at the firm.

Vigener will lead SGH’s technical professionals and will prioritize fostering leadership growth, advancing innovation and research efforts, and promoting integrated engineering solutions. As of now, he serves as head of building technology at the firm.

Together, they established the overall strategic direction and standards for technical excellence in their respective groups. They are also vocal mentors, focused on encouraging and developing future leaders at SGH.