Chairman, IMS International

Mr. Kiggans is Chairman of IMS International, a global advanced manufacturing collaboration. Robert (Bob) Kiggans was appointed by the Department of Commerce in 2004 as the United States Head of Delegation to the Intelligent Manufacturing Systems (IMS) program, and in 2012 became the Chairman. He has made major contributions to the realign IMS including development of the Manufacturing Technology Platform program for manufacturing research.


A holder of the International Leadership Award (ASME), Mr. Kiggans has over thirty years experience in advanced computer and product data technologies, program and technical management, manufacturing technologies, and command and control systems.


He is Vice Chairman of the SCRA Applied R&D Board of Directors, Vice Chairman of the Board of International TechneGroup, Inc. (ITI) and is a Board member of PDES, Inc. Board and the Citadel Engineering Executive Advisory. He was a Deputy Director at Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), and Research Fellow at NIST.