Plano, TX, December 09, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- Paragon Innovations, Inc., a leading engineering and product development firm, announced today that Mike Wilkinson, CEO of Paragon, has been appointed to the Advisory Council of Texas A&M Center for New Ventures and Entrepreneurship (CNVE). Through this appointment, Mike will also fill a seat on the center’s Executive Committee, the nucleus of outside volunteers who help develop strategy for the center and its initiatives.
“We are delighted that Mike will be joining our ranks,” stated Lenae Huebner, Assistant Director, CNVE. “Mike and Paragon Innovations have been a long-term partner of CNVE, providing expertise and financial support to our students through our programs. Paragon Innovations, with Mike’s leadership, is a fine example of what we at the center strive to help our students become. We look forward to working closely with Mike to help shape and strengthen our growing slate of programs.”
The Texas A&M Center for New Ventures and Entrepreneurship, part of the Mays Business School’s Department of Management, provides encouragement, education, networking and assistance to entrepreneurially-minded students, faculty and Texas businesses. The Center’s Advisory Council, composed of business community volunteers, lend their time and expertise to the Center, guiding and leading many of their programs.
“As a Texas A&M alumni and a passionate entrepreneur,” stated Mike Wilkinson, CEO of Paragon Innovations, “It’s an honor to be apart of an organization dedicated to inspiring and preparing students to pursue their entrepreneurial dreams.”
Advisory Council members come from various business backgrounds including corporate executives and entrepreneurs. They include people experienced in company leadership, sales, marketing, finance and strategy. Together, they help ensure that the Center’s programs prepare students for the challenge of entrepreneurship and also offer value to the Texas business community.
About Paragon Innovations
Paragon Innovations, Inc. is a leading engineering and product development services provider specializing in medical devices, video displays, portable wireless devices, and a variety of other markets. Founded in 1990, Paragon has worked with Fortune 500 companies including 3M, Alcatel, Alcon, AMD, Andrew, B.Braun, Halliburton, Hitachi, MedTronic MiniMed, Motorola, Panasonic and Siemens, as well as startup ventures, to provide turn-key electrical, mechanical and industrial design engineering services from concept development to market launch. For more information, visit www.paragoninnovations.com
The Texas A&M Center for New Ventures and Entrepreneurship provides encouragement, education, networking and assistance to entrepreneurially-minded students, faculty and Texas businesses. Founded in 1999, the Center is part of Mays Business School's Department of Management. The Center enhances student education through campus speakers, competitions, work experiences and financial support. For more information, visit www.cnve.org.