Klaus Dieter Frers

Klaus Dieter Frers

Klaus Dieter Frers, founder of paragon and Chairman of the Management Board of paragon GmbH

Responsible for business strategy and development, Electromobility segment, production, human resources, finance and IR

  • Degree in mechanical engineering at the University of Stuttgart
  • Various positions at AEG-Telefunken in Frankfurt/Main and Seligenstadt, respectively
  • 1983-1987: Production Manager of the electronics plant at Nixdorf Computer AG, Paderborn
  • 1988: Foundation of paragon
  • 2000: IPO with paragon AG
  • 2000: Award "Oskar des Mittelstands" of the Oskar Patzelt Foundation
  • 2006: Nomination as Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst & Young (now EY)
  • 2006: Award as "Premier" of the Oskar Patzelt Foundation
  • 2006: Foundation of the Spin-Off Artega and start of development and production of sports cars
  • 2010: Awarded the “Plastics Oscar” by SPE Central Europe
  • since 2017: Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Voltabox AG (60 percent subsidiary of paragon)
  • since 2018: Chairman of the Management Board of paragon GmbH

Dr.-Ing. Matthias Schöllmann

Dr.-Ing. Matthias Schöllmann

Responsible for the Automotive business

  • Degree in mechanical engineering at the University of Paderborn
  • Studied "Civil Engineering" at Western Michigan University, USA
  • Graduation at the University of Paderborn
  • Various positions at the automotive supplier HELLA in Lippstadt, including
    • Electronics development
    • Program Management Energy Management, Sensors and Actuators
    • most recently, as a Member of the Management Board of HELLA GmbH & Co. KGaA, responsible Managing Director for Original Equipment Sales (OE)
  • since September 2018: Member of the Management Board of paragon GmbH