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Who works at Paragon Supply Company in Elyria Ohio?

Terry Wall Owner & President
After college, Terry worked in a screw machine shop as a tool crib attendant, running machines in a secondary department in addition to working in the tool making and grinding department. He then moved to a CNC shop and was involved in all aspects of the operation…. from purchasing and engineering to production control as well as quality control.

In 1991, Terry partnered with his father, Norm, and started Paragon Supply Company. In the beginning the company was a supplier of Brown and Sharpe repair parts but now represents over 400 tool and industrial supply manufacturers. Terry’s extensive background in machinery and manufacturing aids in improvements which allow for greater flexibility in meeting customers' needs. His experience also helps him work closely with vendor reps and engineers so Paragon can provide customers with increased productivity and cost savings.

Paragon Supply bases its business on technical expertise and providing supreme customer service. Professionals working on our customers’ behalf. 


Marie | Office Manager | Customer Service Marie Wall Office Manager   
Marie Wall has been with Paragon Supply for, as she tells it,  “too long”, actually just over 20 years. She brings to the company a background in business from Lorain County Community College and excellent customer service skills. Being the Office Manager means Marie wears a variety of hats, besides handling office matters that keep Paragon running smoothly; she is also the service representative for many of our customers.  
Insight into Marie           Craziest office memory: when another employee fainted. It's a funny story, ask her about it.     She’d love to max out a credit card at Home Goods or TJ Maxx.   Marie is musically inclined. She played the clarinet once upon a time. However, her dream is to go on stage with Journey to perform with Steve Perry.
She would also like to go on an African Safari.
Marie is more than Terry’s Office Manager, she’s his wife.
Josh Outside Sales Josh Wall Outside Sales
Josh Wall has approximately 20 years of experience in industrial tools. Starting his career with Paragon Supply as the Warehouse Manager, then he moved to inside sales and now he is an outside sales person. He works closely with his customers and in business development. Be assured he understands the products that will best work for you.
Insight into Josh
- Favorite memory: “Playing catch in the warehouse with a football.”
- If he could give a million dollars to any charity it would be: his church or the Salvation Army.
Josh is a lifelong NE Ohio resident.
Super Power he wants: The ability to fly, “So I can get places faster.”
- Relationship to Terry: Nephew.
- What he’d like to hear Terry say: “You can go home early".
Clearly, Josh has a sense of humor.
Craig Hignett Inside Sales
Craig Hignett has been with Paragon for almost 20 years and knows industrial supplies, cutting tools and abrasives. With almost 30 years of experience in materials & tool crib management; ask him and he knows it all. Actually, Craig does know a great deal and is very skilled at helping customers find what they need even when they're not sure what it is.
Insight into Craig
- Craig has a BS degree & that doesn’t stand for Bachelor of Science.
- He is a musician, playing the guitar as well as the drums.
- Craig would like to visit Area 51: “… to find out what America knows.”
- He wants to go on-stage with Rush, “They’re great musicians.”
- Favorite memory: Trying to throw a football to another employee who is in the back of a moving pick-up truck.
Craig finds fun in every day.
Patti Rodgers Accounting
Patti Rodgers has been with Paragon Supply for almost 4 years. She lends her expertise in accounts receivable and receiving as well as accounts payable to the daily running of Paragon Supply.
Insight into Patti
She would max out her credit card at Home Goods Store because she loves fixing up her home.
If she had a super power it would be the ability to go back in time & fix things.
Patti kindly helps celebrate birthdays by bringing each staff member a special dish or baked good for their birthday.
Favorite memory: “...when a customer asked for a salesman.
I told him he was unavailable at the time and the surprised customer exclaimed, 'What! He’s butt cakes?'” If she could, Patti would be 34 years old forever. "...a great age."
Patti’s other title, “Head Baker”.
Korey Deidrick Inside/Outside Sales Korey Deidrick is the newest Paragon team member bringing with him a background in sales and marketing. He works with his customers however they feel most comfortable; e-mail, phone or face-to-face. Korey admits he doesn't know everything but his customers know he'll find the answer.  
Insight into Korey
- If he could max out a credit card it would be at Fin Feather Fur (that’s an outdoor store here in Ohio).
- He would like to hike among the wildlife on the Galapagos Islands.
- Korey would also like to have the power to fly so he could travel faster.
- If he could go back in time; he’d like to be 27 again, “...the peak of my athletic ability."
- If he had it, Korey would give a million dollars to Big Brothers/Big Sisters.
Korey is Terry’s nephew by marriage.