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Grant Anderson

President and CEO, Paragon Space Development Corporation

Grant Anderson co-founded Paragon Space Development Corporation in 1993. From the time of inception of the company until early last year, he was the VP of Engineering and Chief Engineer of the company and was responsible for the design and implementation of not only many of Paragon’s technical achievements, but also its processes of engineering rigor in a stepped approach of requirements, design, build, test and delivery. He has held diverse positions at Paragon including Treasurer/Secretary, CFO, Sr. VP of Operations, and Director of Manufacturing. Prior to starting Paragon, Mr. Anderson was the Chief Design Engineer for the International Space Station Solar Array Program—the largest solar arrays ever built—while employed at Lockheed Martin, Sunnyvale, CA.

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.

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