Founder, President & CEO, Paragon Space Development Corporation
Mr. Anderson co-founded Paragon in 1993. From the time of inception of the company until fall 2014, he was the VP of Engineering and Chief Engineer of the company and was responsible for the processes of engineering rigor. This process has been cited by many customers as unique, disciplined and highly productive. He has held diverse positions at Paragon including Treasurer/Secretary, CFO, Sr. VP of Operations, Chief Operating Officer and Director of Manufacturing before becoming President & CEO.
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, SpaceX and Boeing and others. Paragon also executed the first commercial payload on the ISS and has pioneered membrane humidity control and modular revitalization systems for spacecraft.
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.
Mr. Anderson is an avid bicyclist and is known to ride solo for hundreds of miles to clear his mind. Mr. Anderson lives in Tucson with his wife of almost 30 years, Ines.