Peter S. Nicholas

President, TIGHITCO


In this role, Peter is responsible for all TIGHITCO US and Mexico divisions including business development, finance and operations, R&D, and strategic planning.  TIGHITCO is a diversified manufacturer of engineered products for aerospace, marine, transportation and the power generation industries with a focus on Composite Structures, Insulations Systems, Maintenance, and Repair and Overhaul (MRO) services.

Peter has been with TIGHITCO for 28 years holding positions in the company as a design engineer, quality manager, and vice president of manufacturing. In 1996, he was promoted to president and has served in this position since that time. During his time as President, the company has grown from a single facility in Atlanta to six facilities throughout the US and Mexico. Growth has occurred through a combination of organic growth, acquisitions, and Greenfield start-ups.  

Prior to joining TIGHITCO, he worked as a propulsion systems engineer for Lockheed Martin in the advanced development group supporting research and development of powered lift application.

Mr. Nicholas has a bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering from the University of Florida and resides near Atlanta, GA. He serves on the board of directors for the Southeastern Brain Tumour Foundation. Peter and his wife, Angela, have two daughters.