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About Us
CNC Machining

EXCELLENCE IN ENGINEERING: PROTOTYPING AND

LOW VOLUME MANUFACTURING

Bringing design to life

since 2003

Paragon Rapid Technologies provides world-class engineering support throughout the product development cycle, from innovation to manufacturing. For more than 15 years our specialist service engineers have been helping businesses like yours excel in your industry sector. We help you bring complex, or simple, designs to life and to keep your supply chain agile.

3D Printing for Production. Polymer additive manufacturing solutions for tool-free, volume production of end-use parts.

Traditional, low volume methods. Cost-effective modelmaking, prototyping, production and assembly of finished, end-use parts.

Quality engineered solutions for production of precision machined parts, tooling and bespoke gauges, jigs and fixtures.

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Distinct markets across the world
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Highly skilled, experienced engineers and modelmakers
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Clients from OEMs, Tier 1s, Tier 2s, agencies and engineering companies

A WORD FROM OUR FOUNDERS

About Paragon
Rapid Technologies

Phill Adamson, CEO
Peter Humphrey, Technical Director

“We provide world-class support throughout the product development cycle, from innovation to manufacturing. We help deliver millions of products to their intended markets – quickly and efficiently.”

PHILL ADAMSON & PETER HUMPHREY Founding Directors

Dedicated project engineers

Customer service, quality and a focused approach are the cornerstones of our business. This ensures that from the moment you submit an RFQ to the moment you receive your products, our customer service will be exemplary.

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MANAGEMENT AND TECHNICAL EXPERTISE

Senior Management Team

Phill Adamson

Phill Adamson

Founding Director

With an unwavering passion for developing new business and a firm belief that innovation and adding value is a recipe for success, Phill has grown Paragon from a one-machine company to a market leader for product development and low volume manufacturing.

Peter Humphrey

Peter Humphrey

Founding Director

Peter’s technical expertise has enabled us to deliver some of our biggest projects, from scaled-down model wind turbines to £1.5m automotive programmes. His main focus is on exploring new technologies and materials to ensure we remain at the cutting edge of our industry.

Colin Wilson

Colin Wilson

Finance Director

Colin’s has extensive experience in handling financial affairs for large and small organisations.

Michael Anderson

Michael Anderson

Divisional Head, CNC Technologies

Michael’s extensive CNC commercial management experience gained in the automotive, aerospace and medical sectors has enabled him to quadruple Paragon CNC Technologies market share over the course of the last year. His plans to expand have resulted in major investments in both technology and skilled personnel.

Marc Faux

Marc Faux

Divisional Head, Rapid Technologies

Marc joined us as a Project Engineer in 2005. As Divisional Head of our Rapid Technologies business unit, Marc ensures our prototyping services deliver on cost effectiveness, value for money, on-time dispatch and outstanding customer service.

Mark Elvy

Mark Elvy

Head of Sales and Marketing, and Sales Manager, Southern Counties

With a focus on the Southern counties, Mark is a creative, entrepreneurial and commercially astute manager who thrives on supporting customers bringing new products to market.

MANAGEMENT AND TECHNICAL EXPERTISE

Commercial Team

Andrew McCormack

Andrew McCormack

Commercial Projects Manager

Andrew is an experienced model maker with a design degree. Thanks to his unflappable nature and an ability to assimilate technical and customer knowledge rapidly, he now leads Paragon’s team of dedicated project engineers. He is passionate about Paragon’s reputation and quality of service.

Lou Hilsdon

Leonie Hilsdon

Group Marketing Manager

Lou is responsible for developing and implementing marketing and promotional strategy across all our business streams.

Steve Ritchie

Steve Ritchie

Sales Manager, Northern Counties

Steve’s considerable technical knowledge and problem-solving skills are invaluable to his customers. He has been key to our rapid growth and the development of our reputation as a leading product development and low volume manufacturing solutions provider over the past five years.

Howard Gray

Howard Gray

Sales Manager, Midlands and Wales

Howard is responsible for developing new business, primarily in the Midlands, Wales and East Anglia. He has been instrumental in introducing Paragon to new automotive customers and new markets such as the maritime sector.

Becky Eskandari

Becky Eskandari

Business Development Manager, AM

Becky is a qualified design engineer with an avid commercial interest in additive manufacturing. Her expertise in this field is extensive, covering everything from automotive to orthoses.

MANAGEMENT AND TECHNICAL EXPERTISE

Project Management Team

Robson Turnbull

Robson Turnbull

Project Engineer

Robson joined Paragon as a model maker in 2017 after graduating from Teesside with a degree in product design. 6 months later he joined the commercial team as a project manager, with focus on the automotive sector. In particular he works on low volume solutions.

Craig Fenby

Craig Fenby

Project Engineer

Craig joined Paragon in 2018 as a project manager. He has a design and engineering background and manages a range of projects, from 3D printing to vacuum casting, across all our markets.

Lewis Hemblade

Lewis Hemblade

Project Engineer

Lewis joined our projects team in 2020 after a period in our model shop and various departments. With a Masters in Product Design, Lewis has a comprehensive understanding of product development needs and can rapidly align requests with appropriate materials and processes.

Joshua Greig

Joshua Greig

Project Engineer

Josh joined the team in November 2019 as an apprentice project manager, having spent 8 months in our factory mastering various processes, from additive manufacturing to Reaction Injection Moulding. He has since graduated and has a full position on the team.

Iain Gibson

Iain Gibson

AM Project Manager

Iain is an experienced project manager with a very focussed approach to process, ensuring efficiencies in additive manufacturing production.

Shaam Khaliq

Shaam Khaliq

CNC Project Engineer

Shaam joined the CNC team in November 2020. He brings with him some 10 years CNC project management experience and has an exceptional knowledge of  aerospace, automotive, energy and medical sector requirements.

Mark O'Reilly

Mark O’Reilly

CNC Project Manager

An excellent Project Manager, Mark has been with Paragon for over 10 years.

MANAGEMENT AND TECHNICAL EXPERTISE

Production Management Team

David Hamm

Nick Stone

Quality Manager

Nick controls the ISO accreditations and quality aspects of all our business streams. He joined Paragon in 2022, having gained extensive experience working for world-renowned automotive and industrial manufacturers.

Paul Fowler

Paul Fowler

Technical Manager

Having joined Paragon as a silicone toolmaker in 2007, Paul quickly moved to set up our RIM department. He moved to the commercial team in 2015, first as a project engineer and latterly as our R&D Engineer. He is responsible for providing technical support and researching and developing new materials and technologies.

Ryan Wake

Ryan Wake

AM Production Manager

Ryan is responsible for running the production schedules of our busy Additive Manufacturing division. He has an extensive engineering background and ensures our DLS and MJF production runs to schedule.

Ryan Wake

Steve Bell

Prototyping and Low Volume Production Manager

Steve joined us in 2022, bringing with him extensive experience in automotive, packaging, and medical manufacturing. He is responsible for delivering performance of in-house production processes and resources within our prototype facility.