Paragon Industrial Controls, Inc. is your company’s best choice as a safeguarding solution partner.

Paragon Industrial Controls, Inc. is a Safety Systems Integrator that designs, manufactures, retrofits, and installs safety controllers and safety equipment. We specialize in ALL types of Machine Safeguarding: OSHA compliant control retrofits, and Robotic machine tending. Interlocked machine and production line enclosures, safety light curtains and safety laser scanning systems

Paragon Industrial Controls, Inc. is headquartered in Southern California, with an office Cincinnati OH and regularly travels throughout the United States, Mexico, and Canada to provide installation, integration and machine guarding risk assessment services.

We provide our customers with safeguarding Design and Consulting input, Safety System Integration and Installation, and always thorough Operator Training.

Paragon Industrial Controls, Inc. is a Safety Systems Integrator specializing in safeguarding metalworking machinery, automated manufacturing lines, and industrial robots.


Michael Hattick


Michael Hattick has more than 30 years in the Machinery Safeguarding Industry. Michael currently acts as Paragon Industrial Controls’ chief control and system designer. Leading a skilled design team capable of programing multiple brands of safety PLCs, and producing OSHA, ANSI & ISO compliant electrical and mechanical safeguarding designs in AutoCad and Solidworks. Michael attended college at the University of California San Diego in the Engineering Department, and at the University of California Los Angeles in the Philosophy Department.

Douglas Raff


Douglas Raff is a Certified Machine Safety Expert CMSE® (TÜV Nord) and frequently lectures throughout the United States about Press Brake Safeguarding, the Collaborative Approach to Machine Guarding Risk Assessment, and related machine guarding topics. He currently acts as Paragon Industrial Controls’ primary sales and business manager. Douglas is recognized by the B11 Standards Organization, the Fabricators and Manufacturers Association, WW Grainger, Inc. and other industry entities as an expert in machine guarding and safety system integration. Doug is a Graduate of Occidental College and holds an International-MBA degree from Thunderbird School of Global Management a Unit of Arizona State University.

Hugh Ettefagh


Hugh Ettefagh spent 23 years with Amada America, Inc. prior to joining Paragon Industrial Controls. He is our Senior Project Manager responsible for installation and training. Hugh attended the University of California Irvine in Electrical Engineering.

Joel Reece

Ohio Division

Joel Reece runs Paragon Industrial Controls’ Ohio division and is responsible for system installation and training in the mid-west, south, and eastern United States. Joel has a long history of manufacturing management. Joel attended the University of Cincinnati.

Walter Franco

Shop Manager

Walter Franco manages Paragon Industrial Controls’ shop and does the purchasing. Walter excels at making sure that  parts arrive at the job site before the technicians start the job


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