Paragon Rapid Technologies, the North East company that supports product innovation and manufacturing through state of the art technologies and engineering services, is pleased to announce that it has appointed Mark Rimmer as Sector Specialist, Automotive. The appointment comes as part of the company’s strategy to deliver tailored, industry-specific solutions to its customers.

Mark joined the company on 3rd August 2020. He will focus on strengthening ties with existing customers as well as building new relationships with other OEMs, Tier 1 and Tier 2 suppliers in the automotive sector.

Mark brings with him 25 years of automotive development engineering experience gained from across the world. While working for big name brands such as McLaren Automotive, Jaguar Land Rover, Aston Martin and Ford, Mark has been responsible for building and developing project teams working on programmes spanning small scale projects to complete vehicle builds. His wealth of expertise ranges from concept development to readying parts for mass production.

“In an increasingly competitive, and dare I say it, continually changing manufacturing landscape,” says Phill Adamson, Founding Director, “It’s imperative that we can align our services, and the technologies to deliver them, exactly with our customers’ needs. We need to demonstrate that we really do understand their business. Mark’s wealth of experience and enviable project track record of efficiency and supply chain innovation, not forgetting his energy and passion, will absolutely enable us to do that. We are delighted to have him on board.”

“I’m delighted and very excited to have been offered the role of sector specialist,” says Mark. “Paragon has the service capability and the technologies that could transform many automotive production processes, enabling manufacturers to improve supply chain efficiency and move to manufacturing much faster and more cost-effectively. I am very much looking forward to forging close and mutually productive relationships with our industry players.”