SEMICONDUCTOR STAFFING EXPERTS: Patrick Quiggle, Director of Global Talent Management, International Rectifier
Posted on November 11, 2007
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Pat Quiggle is the Director of Global Talent Management for International Rectifier, a global manufacturer and supplier of power management semiconductor products located in El Segundo, CA. He has been in his current role since August of 2003. Pat is responsible for level 2 and 3 staffing activities, entry-level engineering rotation program, succession planning, professional development programs, and IRâ€™s global talent review process.
Prior to International Rectifier, he worked 21 years for General Electric Company where he excelled in a number of Human Resources roles for GE businesses in a variety of US locations. Patâ€™s GE career ultimately led to GEâ€™s Lighting Business in Cleveland, OH where he was the Director of Human Resources for the Lighting Technology Division. He left General Electric in 1993 and relocated to Southern California.
Pat received his undergraduate degree in Labor and Industrial Relations from Cleveland State University in 1970 and a Masters Degree in Organization Development and Analysis from Case Western Reserve University in 1983. He became a certified Hudson Institute of Santa Barbara Coach in 2001 and is certified by the International Coaching Federation (ICF). He also holds certifications in Personnel Decisions International 360Âº Profilorïƒ¤, The Lominger Career Architect, The MBTI Type Inventoryïƒ¤, and Hay-McBerâ€™s Emotional Competence Inventory.
Pat and his wife, Patsy, reside in Manhattan Beach, CA.
How long have you been with your company and what is your position within the company?
â€œI have worked for International Rectifier for the past 4 years. I am the Director of Global Talent Management.â€
How many years have you been in recruiting within the Semiconductor Industry?
â€œI have been involved in recruiting semiconductor candidates for the same time as I have worked at IR. I find recruiting in semiconductors more difficult than other places Iâ€™ve worked. Experienced talent is tougher to find â€“ I think there are fewer qualified technical people. We seem to fish in the same small pond with our competition. Itâ€™s pretty tough.â€
How would you describe your particular niche in the semiconductor?
â€œInternational Rectifier is in the power management niche. Our products refine power, save energy, and address problems of power density.â€
Do you see an increase in open requisitions? If so, what kinds of people are you looking for?