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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.

MANAGEMENT AND TECHNICAL EXPERTISE

Senior Management Team

Peter Humphrey

Peter Humphrey

Founder and Technical 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.

Phill Adamson

Phill Adamson

Founder and Managing 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.

Colin Wilson

Colin Wilson

Finance Director

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

Marc Faux

Marc Faux

Head of Operations

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.

Ryan Wake

Ryan Wake

AM and CNC Operations 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.

MANAGEMENT AND TECHNICAL EXPERTISE

Commercial Team

James Ashby

James Ashby

Applications Development Manager, South

Jim is a Rolls-Royce trained engineer with over a decade of additive manufacturing experience – both in machinery and service provision. He’s dedicated to providing appropriate solutions to customers.

Andrew McCormack

Andrew McCormack

Key Accounts 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.

Steve Ritchie

Steve Ritchie

Key Accounts Manager, North and Scotland

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.

Becky Eskandari

Nathan George

Business Development Manager, Wales, Midlands and East Anglia

Nathan is dedicated to providing tailored solutions to his customers, placing a strong emphasis on their needs. He has an exceptional track record of excellent customer satisfaction and consistently exceeds customer expectations.

MANAGEMENT AND TECHNICAL EXPERTISE

Project Management Team

Robson Turnbull

Robson Turnbull

Projects Team Manager

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 Manager

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 Roberts

Project Co-Ordinator

Lewis is the newest member of the team after joining us in October 2023.

Mark O'Reilly

Mark O’Reilly

Engineering Technical Manager, CNC

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

Prototype 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.

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.