Management Team

Our highly experienced Group management team brings together knowledge and expertise from diverse sectors.  

Paragon management team - keeping the company moving


Julien, previously CEO at ASK is, since April 2017 and following the merger between ASK and the Identification division of Paragon Group, CEO at Paragon ID. He previously held management positions in various international groups such as Atos, Schlumberger, Bull CP8, and Morpho Cards (Safran group), where he was Deputy CEO. He was also Chairman of the Management Board of Numen, a company specialised in secure document personalisation, BPO and paperless solutions.

Julien graduated from ESCP Europe in 1983 and has more than 30 years’ experience within the Smartcard sector.



François GAUTHIER, General Manager EMEA

François Gauthier joined Paragon Identification in September 2012. Previously, François worked as Business Unit & Operations Director for Daher, Vallourec and Lafarge. He has a strong experience in change management, management of profit centers and industrial organisations. François is now General Manager Paragon ID EMEA. 

François is graduated from ICAM General Engineering School (Fr), and holds an Executive MBA in General Management from ESCP Europe.

Andrew JONES, General Manager UK

Formerly Associate Director for Grant Thornton’s business consulting division, Andrew has a 20-year career spanning professional services, automotive, industrial power, consumer electronics and renewables markets.  Andrew has Led a number of key projects, most recently assessing the future demands and capability of the UK Steel Industry on behalf of UK Government and the UK steel council. Prior to Grant Thornton, Andrew held senior roles for TomTom, Toyoda, International Rectifiers and most notably global operations director for Intelligent Energy plc.
Andrew has a background in mechanical and electronic engineering, a diploma in total quality management and is a graduate of the prestigious Windsor leadership programme.


Thierry BURGESS, General Manager US

Thierry Burgess is currently CEO at Paragon ID US (formerly ASK InTag). Prior to joining ASK, he held various positions at Oberthur Technologies and HP/Verifone. He is a veteran of the smart card industry, having started his career as an engineer at Schlumberger,  Smart Cards Division in 1987.

Graduated from the Ecole Normale Supérieure Cachan (Fr), he has a Degree in Applied Physics and a MS in Electrical Engineering (Universite Paris Sud / Orsay).



Paul McEnaney, European Operations Executive, PARAGON ID

Paul is responsible for the management of the operations across Paragon ID's 7 manufacturing sites, ensuring best practice and efficiency is implemented throughout. Paul previously held positions in Suretank Group and Clondalkin Group working on developing lean manufacturing programs, restructuring business operations, improving efficiency and cost management across manufacturing sites.   

Paul has a Doctorate in Business Administration from Waterford Institute of Technology. 


Bertrand BRAULT, Director of Marketing Business Development

Bertrand joined Paragon Identification in 2005 to lead the challenge of migrating magnetic technology to contactless solutions. Bertrand is Sales and Marketing Manager for Paragon ID working with teams in France, UK, UK and USA, he has since developed his knowledge of public transport markets in France and abroad and has overseen a number of strategic projects such as:

  •      Webhelp - Docapost partnership for SNCF projects.
  •      Starting a ticketing project in Marseille with electrical and graphic personalization of 400,000 Calypso cards
  •      Start-up in July 2012 of a contactless ticket production site in Bucharest.