Mr. Mark Charles Pigott is Chairman and Chief Executive
Officer of PACCAR Inc, where he has worked for 35 years. PACCAR is a
Fortune 200 global technology leader in the design and manufacture of Kenworth,
Peterbilt and DAF trucks.
earned his B.S. in industrial engineering, B.A. inhumanities and M.S. in
business, all from Stanford University. He received an Honorary Doctorate
in Science from Trinity College, Dublin, in 2007 and an Honorary Doctorate of
Laws from Gonzaga University in 2008. Harvard Business Review named him
as one of the top 50 CEOs in the world in 2009.
the fourth generation of the Pigott family to actively support Seattle
University. He has taught the EMBA students for fifteen years in Pigott
Hall. His enthusiasm and commitment to education has resulted in the
establishment of the Pigott Family Endowment for the Arts at Seattle
University. This generous spirit of giving is captured by the beloved
poet, W.B. Yeats, who said, "Education is not the filling of a pail, but
the lighting of a fire." In addition to establishing the named
endowment at Seattle University, Mr. Pigott helped to create and fund the James
Pigott Pavilion for Leadership, in honor of his uncle's stewardship at PACCAR
and Seattle University.
also funded professorships and scholarships at Stanford University, Cambridge
University (UK), Trinity College (Dublin),the University of Washington and
serves on several boards, including Franklin Templeton, the Advisory Board of
the St. George's Society of New York, the Royal Shakespeare Company America,
The British Library Foundation, National Science & Technology Medals
Foundation and Trinity College Foundation. He is a life member of the
National Gallery London, Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts,
Manufacturers and Commerce (RSA) and The British Library.
in business, education and the arts, Mr. Pigott has earned a number of
prestigious awards, including Officer of the British Empire (UK), Commander of
the Order of the Crown (Belgium),Officer of the Orange Nassau (Netherlands) and
Knights' Cross of the Order of Merit (Hungary).