Press Release

Paragon Appoints Ted Quinn to the Board of Advisors



Oak Ridge, TN; August 2019 – Paragon is delighted to announce the appointment of Mr. Ted Quinn to our Board of Advisors.

Mr. Quinn has over 40 years of experience in managing nuclear and fossil utility contracts and personnel in support of both project and supplemental assignments at various utilities in the U.S.  He is the past President of the American Nuclear Society (ANS) (1998-1999) and currently serves as the Chairman of the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) SC45A Working Group A9 on Nuclear Instrumentation Systems.  He has managed and performed projects in licensing and compliance, electrical and controls design, startup and operation, including Standards development for the Instrument Society of America (ISA) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) and is the author of over 100 papers and presentations on nuclear instrumentation and control subjects. He has been an instructor at the MIT Summer Reactor Safety Course for over 15 years, the NRC Digital I&C Licensing Course for 6 years, a number of IAEA country I&C training courses, and a Board member of the nuclear engineering programs at both Oregon State and  The Ohio State University. He currently provides licensing support to TerraPower for their Instrumentation and Control Program. In 2013 he completed the licensing and engineering for eight awarded IOM nuclear projects in China, and was a team member for the Diablo Canyon Plant Protection System Replacement Project License Amendment, which received NRC approval in December, 2016. In 2009, he was awarded the highest award in IEC, the 1906 Award, for the development of standards, and in 2011, he received the ANS Walter Zinn Award, named after the first President of ANS and in 2017 was awarded the ANS Don Miller Instrumentation and Control Engineering Award, named after Dr. Don Miller from The Ohio State and in 2018 was recognized as a Fellow of the International Society of Automation (ISA). He currently serves on the Board of five companies and two university advisory boards and is the retired Chair of The Ohio State Nuclear Engineering Advisory Board.

Mr. Quinn hold a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Tufts University, Medford, MA, and a Masters in Management from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY and was a Naval Nuclear Qualified Shift Test Engineer (NAVSEA 08), Jan, 1977.

“We are pleased to have Ted join our Board of Advisors,” stated Doug VanTassell, President and CEO of Paragon Energy Solutions.  “His knowledge of the nuclear industry and in particular, the leading trends from a regulatory standpoint, will help us to navigate future changes and better serve our customer base.”

Paragon provides and unmatched commitment to the nuclear industry’s most difficult challenges with customized solutions.   Dedicated to quality, safety, and reliability, Paragon prides itself on delivering premium products and services including I&C Repair, Reverse Engineered Products Solving Obsolescence, Commercial Grade Dedication / Qualification, Just-in-time Inventory, Emergency Support and Innovative Supply Chain Solutions.

Contact: Heather Born
Phone:    (865) 966-5330