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 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 (Principal) 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.
Rain Swan serves as Paragon Industrial Controls’ primary control programmer and robot system designer. Rain attended Long Beach College in Control System Design.
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 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