Who is Mike Wilkinson
Chief Executive Officer & Founder
our Founder and Leader
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.
- Servant Leadership
- For Fun
Michael R. Wilkinson leads Paragon Innovations' business strategy, vision, product design, 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, and Siemens, among others. Wilkinson has over a dozen patents.
Wilkinson himself earned his Eagle Scout at the age of 13 and later was the district chairman of the Circle 10 council Explorers. In 2007, Mike won the William H. Spurgeon III Award, the highest recognition for the Exploring program.
Wilkinson is a member of the Advisory Council of Texas A&M McFerrin Center for Entrepreneurship (formally CNVE) and serves on the Industrial Advisory Board of Texas A&M Engineering Department. He frequently guest lectures for the Engineering and the Mays Business School at Texas A&M. He is a perennial judge for the Venture Challenge and the Raymond Ideas Challenge at the Mays Business School MBA program. Wilkinson serves on the College of Education STEM summer camps committee. Additionally, he guest lectures at UTDallas, and the UTSW Medical School.
Wilkinson has servered as Chairman of various committees and served on the Board of Directors of Metroplex Technology Business Council (now Tech Titans) and is a former chairman of the American Electronic Association's (AEA) North Texas CEO roundtable. Wilkinson is financially involved and supports the Texas A&M Foundation.
Wilkinson is an active Board member of the Aggie Angel Network investing in a number of ventures. He works with Aggie students to perform due diligence on presenting companies. He also actively works with these startup companies post investment.
Wilkinson loves to sail for fun and race to win. Wilkinson has a 100 ton Master Mariner’s license from the United States Coast Guard (USCG). Mike races both Offshore and in inland lakes and often sails in the Caribbean, Pacific, and Atlantic oceans. Wilkinson is a certified PADI Rescue Diver, ASA instructor, and Certified US Sailing Race Officer.