Michael R. Wilkinson leads Paragon Innovations' business strategy and vision, product design and development, and customer relations. Since its inception in 1990, Wilkinson and his team have grown Paragon into one of the nation's leading providers of product development and engineering services. Customers include 3M, B.Braun Medical, Hitachi, Medtronic, Motorola, Siemens, and Walmart, among others. Wilkinson has over a dozen patents. Paragon was acquired by TTI, Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway company in 2021 to provide customers with a superior engineering option formed in the ethical and hardworking spirit they are accustomed to from TTI and its subsidiaries. Paragon joins TTI, Mouser Electronics and Symmetry Electronics in the TTI Family, giving device manufacturers a well-funded and well-known global distributor backed by the strength of TTI and Berkshire Hathaway.
Wilkinson himself earned his Eagle Scout at the age of 13. In addition, Wilkinson was the district chairman of the Circle 10 council Explorers, and in 2007 won the William H. Spurgeon III Award, the highest recognition for the Exploring program.
Wilkinson graduated in 1986 from Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas with a degree in Electrical Engineering Technology (now ESET). (Whoop!) Wilkinson is a CEO member of Vistage International.