TUCSON, (AZ) (November 2, 2017) – Paragon is proud to announce that its Business Operations Officer / Chief Financial Officer, Joel Johnson, won the 2017 Executive Excellence Award for COO of Small/Medium companies at the Executive Excellence Dinner & Awards held by Inside Tucson Business at the Desert Diamond Casino & Hotel last night. This award honors the outstanding top executives in our local community that make a significant impact in their industry and community.
All nominations come from the general public and award winners were determined based on scoring from an independent panel of judges. Joel’s award was based on his innovative and talented leadership with more than 17 years of corporate leadership experience. Joel has been part of Paragon’s executive team since 2007 and has helped guide Paragon through an Inc 500 recognized 60%+ Compound Adjusted Growth curve. Joel implemented a formal Earned Value Management System (EVMS) at Paragon and has led several multi-million dollar contract negotiations with companies such as Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Sierra Nevada Corporation, and NASA.
“I am incredibly honored by this award,” said Johnson. “To be singularly recognized by this panel of judges means a lot to me, but more importantly to our company. The success of Paragon can only be attributed to the support, hard work, and dedication of our entire team. It’s on their behalf that I am accepting this award.”
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