Doug has over 31 years of experience in the Power Generation Industry. He received his MBA from Queens University in Charlotte, NC. Prior to joining Paragon, Doug spent 25 years at AP Services and became owner and CEO in 2009. In 2012, Curtiss-Wright purchased AP Services and Doug became the General Manager for Nova and AP Services. In 2014, he joined ATC as President of their Nuclear division. Under Doug’s leadership, ATC Nuclear became recognized as an innovative company helping the nuclear industry lower costs in a competitive marketplace. On August 30, 2017, Doug purchased ATC Nuclear and renamed the company Paragon.
Chief Financial Officer
Julie has over 25 years of experience in Accounting and Finance roles. Her most recent roles have focused on change management, systems implementation, process efficiencies and automation within growth companies to help streamline operations to support the business. In her current role as CFO, she is responsible for the accounting and finance functions of the business, managing the audit function and banking relationships and partnering closely with the CEO, Board and Senior Staff to implement strategic plans for the company. Julie currently resides in Knoxville with her husband David and three children.
Chief Operating Officer
Chris is responsible for the overall management of Paragon’s operations—Commercial Grade Dedication/Qualification, Instrumentation & Controls, Nuclear Inventory Management Solutions, and IT. Additionally, he leads the development and implementation of key business strategies and operational procedures, sets comprehensive goals for performance and growth, and promotes the company’s culture and vision of being the nuclear industry’s most trusted supplier. Before his present role, Chris held various positions in Operations Management and Large Project Management with FirstEnergy, Railpower Hybrid Technologies, and Alstom Power Generation. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from George Mason University. Chris is a U.S. Navy veteran and was a qualified Reactor Operator aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise (CVN-65). Chris lives in Knoxville with his wife Jennifer and two children.
Vice President, Human Resources
Heather Born is a graduate of the University of Tennessee and a certified Senior HR Professional with over 10 years of experience. Throughout her career, Heather has held various roles in Human Resources supporting unique industries focused on recruitment, on-boarding, compensation and management of the employee life-cycle. Currently, she’s responsible for leading all HR initiatives and activities across the organization. Heather is from east Tennessee and is married to her husband Chris.
Vice President, Sales & Marketing
Tighe has spent the last 15 years working in various roles in the commercial nuclear power industry. His experience includes product development, safety-related product and system sales and nuclear business management. He has a Bachelor's of Science degree in Nuclear Engineering and is a graduate of the University of Tennessee's MBA program. Tighe served in the United States Army National Guard. Tighe is a native of Knoxville and is married to his wife Heather and has one daughter.