TIGA Celebrates Company Success with Open House and Ribbon-Cutting CeremonyApr 05, 2018 09:36AM ● By Staff Writer
(March 19, 2018 - Lafayette, LA) Officials from The Integration Group of Americas (TIGA) celebrated the company’s expansion and acceleration through the Opportunity Machine (the OM) with a ribbon cutting and open house.
TIGA is a U.S.-based operational technology systems integrator with offices in Lafayette, LA; The Woodlands, Texas; Dallas, TX; and Denver, CO. The company began operations in March 2017 through the OM and announced the expansion of its U.S. Operations Center in downtown Lafayette later that year.
“The Opportunity Machine supported our growth by giving TIGA access to resources that helped us create a clear vision for the company,” said John Miller, President of TIGA. “As an entrepreneur, there aren’t many people that put themselves on the line to help, but the OM is one of the groups that was there for us every step of the way and provided anything we needed. You can walk into other places and hear ‘no, no, no’ but when you walk into the OM, all you hear is ‘yes, yes, yes.’”
TIGA’s core area of focus is Automation and Control Systems Solutions for the oil and gas sector. The company started with one employee in Lafayette and has grown to nearly 40 employees across Louisiana, Texas, Oklahoma, Colorado and North Dakota.
“Lafayette has long been known for its innovative spirit; and companies like TIGA continue to strengthen that reputation,” said Joel Robideaux, Lafayette Mayor-President. “I am confident TIGA’s presence in Lafayette’s job market will provide quality positions to locals while attracting Lafayette’s next generation of families and workers.”
Through its acceleration program, the OM provided the initial office space needed to facilitate TIGA’s expansion in Lafayette. TIGA has signed a lease agreement to occupy space at 201 W. Vermilion St. in the Historic Poché Building, where they will run their overall U.S. operations.
“With TIGA having grown to 36 employees in less than a year, the OM is excited to have been able to help contribute to their success,” said Tom Cox, Chairman of the OM Steering Committee. “TIGA is a great addition to the growing tech ecosystem developing in downtown Lafayette alongside other OM graduates such as CGI, Perficient and Enquero.”
“TIGA represents the long tradition of the energy industry in Lafayette and the emergence of a robust technology sector. Today’s graduation and ribbon cutting adds to the positive diversification of Lafayette’s economy with the energy sector,” said Gregg Gothreaux, President and CEO of the Lafayette Economic Development Authority (LEDA). “TIGA’s success embodies the entrepreneurial spirit of the region that was the impetus behind creating the Opportunity Machine. We look forward to working with TIGA as they continue to grow.”
> For additional information:
-Opportunity Machine: Destin Ortego, OM Prgm Admin. [email protected], 337.593.1411
-Lafayette Economic Development Authority (LEDA): http://www.lafayette.org - 337.593.1400