“Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.”
– W.B. Yeats
Mr. Mark Pigott, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of PACCAR Inc, is an international corporate leader and passionate philanthropist whose vibrant enthusiasm, generous financial support, and strategic insight have strengthened the ICCUSA and Albert Schweitzer Leadership for Life educational programs. Mr. Pigott leads a Fortune 150 technology company that specializes in the design, development and production of the world’s leading commercial vehicles, under the brand names, Kenworth, Peterbilt and DAF.
The Pigott family has a strong Irish heritage with their roots being in County Kerry and County Cork. The family has a 108-year tradition of supporting global educational excellence. Mark’s unwavering commitment to education is evidenced by the Trinity College Dublin Science Gallery (PACCAR Theater) and several endowed Professorships at Trinity College.
Mr. Pigott has been honored for his contributions to education, the arts and social services, with the Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire (KBE - UK), the Commander of the Order of the Crown (Belgium), the Officer of the Orange-Nassau (Netherlands), and the Knight’s Cross of the Order of Merit (Hungary).
“My small runny pen keeps going, through books, through thick and thin, to enrich the scholars’ holdings – penwork that cramps my hand.”
– Seamus Heaney, Human Chain