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Chris Schoensee

Chris Schoensee
Chief Operating Officer

Christopher Schoensee was born in the spring of 1980 in Detroit, Michigan. From an early age, it was obvious that Chris was captivated by mechanical things and soon became interested in the family business. At the age of 12, Chris started accompanying his father to Paragon where he began his professional training.

Chris spent his teenage years interning with Paragon's most experienced technicians and managers, and also worked closely with his father, helping to form his unique understanding of Paragon's business philosophy.

After high school, Mr. Schoensee started working full time at Paragon while attending a university where he completed his Hydraulic Repair Apprenticeship and the METALWORKS Program. In addition to being an International Fluid Power Society (IFPS) Certified Hydraulic Mechanic and Certified Hydraulic Technician, Mr. Schoensee has also obtained multiple advanced training certificates from prominent manufacturers such as Continental Hydraulics & Rexroth Hydraulics.

Chris worked as a repair technician where he mastered repairing hydraulic valves, motors and pumps. In 2001, Chris was promoted to Servo Valve Technician where he immediately excelled and was chosen to help open Paragon’s new branch in Charlotte, North Carolina. Spending two years in Charlotte, he developed and implemented the hydraulic and servo repair programs.

Mr. Schoensee moved back to Detroit in 2004 where he was promoted to the Servo & Proportional Lab Supervisor and then to Hydraulic Production Manager in 2005. Mr. Schoensee launched Paragon’s Mechanical Division in 2009 at Paragon’s Great Lakes facility and subsequently at their Atlantic facility in 2012. Over the past 18 years, Mr. Schoensee has extensively traveled the world working with clients, vendors and partners ensuring Paragon continues to provide the best service and products in the industry.

Chris and his wife, Sarah, reside in Fort Myers, Florida where they also operate Paragon’s aviation division, Paragon Flight. Chris is looking forward to working more intimately with clients to build stronger relationships and improve Paragon's service for years to come.