Paragon Rapid Technologies, the company that supports rapid product development through innovative manufacturing technologies and engineering services, is pleased to announce that its Commercial Director, Neil Cook, has been appointed Managing Director.

Neil will take up the role from 2nd January 2020 as Phill Adamson, Paragon’s Founding Director, moves into the role of CEO.

With full responsibility for the leadership and development of Paragon’s business, Neil will focus on using Paragon’s existing capabilities, technologies and services networks to develop new services and reach new markets and clients.

Included in the short to medium term planning is an ambitious expansion plan into European markets, with a view to establish a global reach within five years.

The plans will draw on Neil’s extensive track record of creating growth for niche businesses in the manufacturing and engineering sector, as Paragon Rapid Technologies looks to stabilise the share of its existing markets and grow in the face of Brexit uncertainty.

Neil brings with him more than two decades of experience in developing commercial strategy, client services and driving corporate growth. Having successfully built up various small companies, and sold his own manufacturing business in Germany,

Neil has spent the last few years helping commercial teams within the manufacturing and engineering sector, building relationships with the likes of Daimler AG (Mercedes Benz), Porsche, Robert Bosch, ABB, BMW and Siemens. He joined Paragon Rapid Technologies in August this year.

“In the four months since he joined Paragon, Neil has proven to be the commercially focussed, instinctive decision-maker and leader we need to take our business to its next phase of growth and diversification,” says Phill Adamson, Founding Director.

“He is an astute businessman and natural visionary who values collaboration and understands the power of relationships. His work ethos is very much one of getting things done while simultaneously inspiring staff, supporting teams and building high value client relationships.

Neil Cook said: “Paragon’s technological strength is far superior to its nearest competitors, and this, combined with the natural talent locked inside its loyal work force, provides the power to give existing and potential clients something really special. The investments that have been made over the years to enable the Paragon to stay ahead of the competition are now coming into play within its UK and European markets.

“I’m delighted and very excited to be offered the opportunity to build on these strengths and take Paragon to the next level in its journey to becoming the leading brand in the prototyping, 3D printing and CNC markets. We have the ability to create product development services that will transform our clients’ businesses, whether they are large automotive manufacturers, or medical device innovators, or small prop and model makers working within the entertainment industry.”