Naples Senior Center, a nonprofit organization that provides comprehensive programs and social services for seniors, announced the appointment of Prentiss C. Higgins as Board Chair. A long-time Naples Senior Center supporter, Higgins spent nearly 40 years in the design, manufacture and marketing of analytical instruments.
Prior to his retirement, Higgins was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer for PhytoChem Technologies Inc., a research and development company of botanically based supplements and therapeutics in Chelmsford, Mass. Before that, he was President of ESA Laboratories, providing analytical services to industrial and biomedical organizations.
Higgins began his career as a field sales engineer with Norton Company in Worcester, Mass. Over the years, he served in a variety of executive roles with firms involved in research and development and quality control in the biomedical and industrial markets.
Higgins earned his undergraduate degree from Harvard University. He spent seven years in the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve and then obtained his Master’s of Business Administration from Amos Tuck School of Business Administration in Hanover, N.H.