It is with great pleasure to announce Dave Singer and Aggie Haggas as the owners of Peregrine Manufacturing, Inc., previously Altico and now the manufacturer of the Glide, and Triton harness and container systems. Dave and Aggie have been working side by side for 13 years. They look forward to this new venture as co-owners of PMI. “We are honored to have this opportunity, and we hope to respectfully represent the heritage in which Mike Furry has been so deeply involved.”
Dave has been in the parachute industry for over 23 years. In 1992, he started out as a US Army Special Operations Parachute Rigger. He quickly became involved in sport parachuting, when he made his first civilian jump in Kapowsin, WA a year later.
In 1998, Dave moved to southern California. He began working at Perris Valley Skydiving as a videographer/photographer while attending California State University majoring in Mechanical Engineering with a minor in Computer Aided Design and Drafting. In 2003, he helped start up the US Navy Military Free-fall School at Sky Dive San Diego. There, he served as a Master Parachute Rigger, Packing Instructor, and Oxygen Technician.
Dave joined the team at Sun Path Products in December of 2003 as a drafter/designer, and advanced to become the Director of Engineering.
Dave also spent some time working for Capewell-Aerial Systems in 2009 as a program manager. With responsibilities managing various aviation and parachute component manufacture as well as testing precision aerial delivery devices.
In addition, Dave is currently in his 3rd term as the Chairman of the PIA Technical committee, as well as a member of the Rigging & Parachute Certification & Standards committees, and has been an active member of PIA since 2004.
Aggie started jumping in 1984 while serving in the British Royal Navy. In 1987, after his time there, Aggie returned to Bridlington, UK and began working at Thomas Sports Equipment. Quickly advancing from cutting pull-up cords to product manufacturing, he became the project lead on the One Pin Teardrop.
In 1992, Aggie relocated to Zephyrhills, FL and began working at Sun Path Products as a major contributor to the production line. During the 21 years employed at Sun Path, Aggie took on various roles. He worked in the repairs department, he was the Production Manager, and eventually became the Quality Control Manager.
Over the course of Colleen’s skydiving career, she has worked as a sales consultant at companies such as Tony Suits, Sunshine Factory, Square One, Performance Designs, and TSO-D. With experience on both the east and west coasts of the U.S., she was very active in the Freefly community. Colleen received Atmosphere Dolphin License #AD-87, and was a competitor in the Space Games events.
Her extensive industry experience along with her business degree made her a perfect fit to fill the Admin/Accounts Manager position at Peregrine Manufacturin, Inc. She now resides in CT, and works side by side with her husband Dave and business partner and friend, Aggie.