John C. Higgins loves a challenge, and as a leader, he is always ahead of the curve and the first to hit obstacles when they arise in his industry.
Higgins has led NEUTEX Advanced Energy Group Inc. on a 20-year journey, from a logging company to a broad service firm offering logging, land management and planning services. These services merged together into one business in 2006 to combine and create a common brand identity for all areas of the organization, including development, construction and consulting, under one roof.
As president and CEO, Higgins has a vast wealth of experience working with builders and material manufacturers, which has helped in his most recent venture, the development of energy-efficient advanced lighting technologies. The lighting business is part of a responsibility that Higgins feels to provide efficient and reliable energy products without further depleting the world’s limited energy resources. Higgins’ hope is that this will be another step toward making a difference in energy usage.
Higgins plans to bring the same passion and energy to this project that he does to all the work at NEUTEX. He’s never been afraid to plot a new course, and the key to his success is his ability to bring his people along with him. This latest venture is just another way for Higgins to plot new ground.
In addition, Higgins works hard to convey his sense of dedication, drive and duty to his employees so that they’ll do the same. He occasionally has to rely on blind faith and fearlessness to get through a tough situation, but his sense of humor allows him to persevere with a sense of hope that the hard work will pay off.
How to reach: NEUTEX Advanced Energy Group Inc., (713) 534-1724 or www.neutexworld.com