Ronald K. Sable
Chairman of the Board
President, Concord Solutions Ltd.
Mr. Sable is President of Concord Solutions Ltd., a business consulting practice for commercial, government, and non profit firms. He is a sought after speaker and executive coach with emphasis on leadership and integrity. A member of the board of the Carondelet Neurological Institute and the DM 50, he most recently served as a member of the board of Capitol Bancorp Ltd., the Bank of Tucson and Yuma Community Bank. As the immediate past Chairman of the United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona, he led the transformation of the organization during the economic recession, gaining substantial revenue increase and a significant reduction in expenses, while recruiting multiple new corporate partners. He has served as a senior executive in the White House, DOD, and industry, including The Aerospace Corporation, where he was Senior Vice President Corporate Development, a member of the Executive Council, and their senior representative with Congress and the federal government. Before joining Aerospace, Ron served as Vice President Business Development for Douglas Military Aircraft Company following his service as the chief lobbyist for McDonnell Douglas Corporation. In the latter capacity, he enjoyed more success in obtaining congressional funding than any other major aerospace firm and personally led the government/industry cooperative effort to assure funding for the International Space Station. Before joining McDonnell Douglas, Mr. Sable was Special Assistant to President Reagan for National Security Affairs. In that role, he was the White House liaison with the U.S. Senate on defense, foreign policy, intelligence, space and arms control issues. He served in the Air Force as a pilot (Colonel) and was an Outstanding Graduate of the Air War College. A graduate of Iowa Wesleyan College (B.S.), he has an M.S. from Southern Illinois University in International Relations and a Doctorate of Humane Letters (honorary) from Iowa Wesleyan. He is a graduate of the Harvard University Program in National & International Security, the Wharton School Executive Program in Finance & Accounting, the UCLA Anderson School Program in Mergers and Acquisitions, and the Capitol University School of Banking. A recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award from Iowa Wesleyan, Mr. Sable also is a recipient of the George Washington Honor Medal, the Distinguished Flying Cross, Meritorious Service Medal and the Air Medal (3 OLC), and is a certified Level III Homeland Security Expert. He is an elected member of the International Academy of Astronautics, the Tucson International Airport Authority, is a Life Member of the Air Force Association and the Air Commando Association, and is a past member of the Board of Directors of the National Space Club, Sun Community Bancorp, Sunrise Bank of Albuquerque, †and Central Arizona Bank. A licensed commercial pilot, he has successfully led senior government and commercial negotiations in more than 30 countries. His views on subjects ranging from strategy to national security, the environment, debris in space, and the needs of our fellow man have been noted by the United Nations, in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, Fast Company Magazine, The Arizona Star, and on NPR.†
Grant Anderson, P.E.
President and CEO, Co-founder
Mr. Anderson co-founded Paragon in 1993. From the time of inception of the company until early this year, he has been the VP of Engineering and Chief Engineer of the company and was responsible for the design and implementation of not only many of Paragonís technical achievements, but also its processes of engineering rigor in a stepped approach of requirements, design, build, test and delivery. This process has been cited by many customers as unique, disciplined and highly productive. Coming from a background of not only technical but financial and managerial training, he has held diverse positions at Paragon including Treasurer/Secretary, CFO, Sr. VP of Operations, Chief Operating Officer and Director of Manufacturing.
Recognized as a leader in the life support in extreme environments field, Mr. Anderson has lead the systems and conceptual design of multiple spacecraft under contract to Lockheed Martin, NASA, Inspiration Mars Foundation and others. He holds multiple patents in a diverse range of disciplines including testing systems, isolation systems, radiator systems and overall systems design. He has lead development and qualification of experimental flight hardware for five shuttle flights, two Mir missions, a Russian Progress, and the first commercial payload on ISS. Prior to starting Paragon, Mr. Anderson was the Chief Design Engineer for the International Space Station Solar Array Program--the largest solar arrays ever built--while employed at Lockheed Martin, Sunnyvale, CA.
Mr. Anderson holds two degrees from Stanford University in Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) and Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering (M.S.) and is a registered Professional Engineer in the state of California. His diverse education/training included non-technical roles such as Controller for a Palo Alto, CA real estate firm during college where he implemented some of the first computers into the companyís financial systems to track and monitor property financial performance. Working at an aviation consultancy, he participated in the start-up of two airlines through route analysis, equipment analysis and strategy advice. One went on to be America West, now part of US Airways. Mr. Anderson is also a graduate of the International Space University 1991 summer session with emphasis on space business and management.
Mr. Andersonís passion for excellence drives him to support the next generation of engineers and leaders through participation in educational work outside of Paragon. A former Treasurer and member of the board of Trustees of the Tucson Waldorf School, he lead the financial growth of that entity from a small struggling school to a robust, diverse and thriving school today. Mr. Anderson also oversees a non-profit tuition scholarship organization which provides roughly $250,000 of scholarships to deserving children throughout southern Arizona. He is also on the Industry Advisory Board for the College of Engineering at the University of Arizona, and the board of the Arizona NASA Space Grant Consortium providing scholarships to students in diverse disciplines using NASA data and technology in their work.
In his spare time, Mr. Anderson is an avid bicyclist and most recently completed a solo, unsupported 6 day, 600 mile ride across South Dakota and North Western Iowa.
Mr. Anderson lives in Tucson with his wife of 24 years, Ines, and three children.
CEO World View Enterprises, Inc.; Paragon Co-Founder
Ms. Poynter is the Chief Executive Officer for World View Enterprises, Inc., a company that is developing a gentle, comfortable and life-changing travel experience to the edge of space for private citizens and affordable access to a range of near-space commercialization opportunities for researchers, private companies and government agencies.
As a founder of Paragon, Ms. Poynter served as President for the companyís first 21 years and as Chairman of the Board for a large portion of that time.
As well as being co-founder of Paragon, Ms. Poynter was a member of the Biosphere 2 design team and a member of the original crew who lived inside the sealed, self-sustaining habitat for two years. Paragonís patented, self-sustaining habitat experiments, on which Ms. Poynter is named as a co-inventor, have flown on the International Space Station (ISS), Mir and the Space Shuttle. Ms. Poynter is a recognized leader in sustainable development. She is the author of The Human Experiment: Two Years and Twenty Minutes Inside Biosphere 2 and Champions for Change: Athletes Making A World of Difference, which is now the basis of a successful middle-school program.
Ms. Poynter worked with the World Bank on projects to mitigate global climate change and grow crops in drought-stricken Africa and Central America. She is President of Blue Marble Institute, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to leadership in science, sustainability and exploration. She sits on the City of Tucsonís Climate Change Committee.
Ms. Poynterís adventures and business accomplishments have made her a frequent speaker at events hosted by groups such as the United Nations, the US Environmental Protection Agency, TEDx, National Space Symposium, NASA, MIT, and Microsoft.
Mr. Dorushka is currently a self-employed Executive Consultant providing corporate assistance with Intellectual Property, Marketing, Business Development as well as business divestiture consultation.
Mr. Dorushkaís experience includes leadership of diverse organizations of up to 3000 people, including Sales, Engineering, R&D, M&A, Legal and Operations. He was responsible for several business spin offs from AT&T and Lucent Technologies, both domestic and international.
In addition, Mr. Dorushka was instrumental in establishing several joint ventures with NV Philips in the Netherlands and Germany, Gold Star in South Korea (board member) and with Governmental partners in Spain and Taiwan (board member). His most current corporate responsibility was Sales Vice President for Agere Systems.
Mr. Dorushka has engineering degrees from The University of Illinois and IIT, as well as a business degree from Stanford and is an active member on several community boards.
Ms. Andersonís marketing program, brand management, and public relation skills are most recently recognized in her work with the K-12 education market in Tucson, AZ. Previously she served as a public relations manager for FileMaker, Inc., an Apple subsidiary, that delivers innovative software to support creation of custom business solutions for iPad, iPhone, Windows, Mac and the web.
Ms. Anderson holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations from Stanford University and has more than 10 years of high technology marketing experience in corporate and agency settings.
Ms. Anderson lives in Tucson with her husband of 24 years, Grant, and their three children.
Chairman of the Board for National Technical Systems, Inc.
Mr. Tringali is currently the Chairman of the Board for National Technical Systems, Inc. (NTSC), a leading technology firm that provides testing and engineering services with emphasis in the aerospace, telecommunications and defense industries. He is also a director of Caribbean Broadcast Network, a privately held international media company, as well as a principal of August Advisory Group, Inc., a business and financial advisory firm.
Mr. Tringali practiced corporate law in Los Angeles, California where he is still a member of the State Bar of California. He advised companies on a wide variety of general business matters, including mergers/acquisitions, equity and debt financings, securities laws and corporate governance, with emphasis on media, entertainment, intellectual property, and technology industries.
Mr. Tringali is a graduate of Harvard Law School as well as the University of California, Los Angeles.
Mr. Tringali is also the founder and Executive Director of two 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations dedicated to the positive development of youth through sports.
Parties who are interested in investment should contact our President and CEO, Grant Anderson (520) 382-4812.
Paragon is a privately held C-Corporation, registered in the State of Arizona.