You're Invited! Join us on Saturday, May 6 from 1pm to 8pm for an Anniversary Open House celebrating 50-years of Paragon & 25-years of the Marcus family's ownership. We want to say "thank you" to all who supported Paragon along the journey through our first 50-years. Come and celebrate with us!Featuring live musical performance by "The Voice" finalist Laith Al-Saadi and more! Food and drink will be provided.We will also be joined by VIPs from across the industry. Learn more about our honored industry guests now! Contact Us > MEET OUR INDUSTRY GUESTS Dan D'Agostino Founder, Dan D'Agostino No name is more closely associated with high-end audio amplifiers than that of Dan D’Agostino. During his career of more than 35 years, D’Agostino pioneered countless advances in the design of amplifiers, preamplifiers, CD players, and surround-sound processors. He is known as the audio industry’s most passionate promoter of high-quality, high-powered amplification. Daryl Wilson President & CEO, Wilson Audio Since 2016, Daryl Wilson has been the CEO and President of Wilson Audio, having taken over responsibility as the active manager of the company upon the death of Dave Wilson. Along with his business background, Daryl also has experience and passion in the arts. His sense of visual beauty and inventiveness works to profound effect in his industrial designs, the fruit of which are some of Wilson’s most striking loudspeakers. Nick Bridges President, Transparent Audio Nick joined Transparent Audio in 2019, bringing years of executive leadership experience during a 15-year career in healthcare. Joining Transparent has allowed him the opportunity to blend his passions for business management and team building with that of lifelong music appreciation. Mike Latvis Founder & Chief Engineer, HRS Mike Latvis has over 40 years of engineering and product development experience specializing in vibration, noise, control systems, acoustics and audio systems. His professional career includes engineering, engineering management, business development management, and the founding / directing of HRS operations since 1999. Robert Suchy Marketing, Export & Business Operations, Clearaudio Clearaudio was started by Robert Suchy’s father, Peter, in the late 70’s. Today, the second generation of Suchys including Robert, Patrick, and Veronika Suchy, have taken over the family business and continue to lead the way in producing high-end at the highest level. Bill Peugh N. American / European Sales Account Executive, Wilson Audio Bill Peugh has been in the high end audio business for many years. Since joining the team at Wilson Audio in 2016, Bill has been instrumental in initiation, building and strengthening business relationships while teaching and supporting at the highest professional level. Bill McKiegan President, Dan D'Agostino Bill is closing in on three decades in the high end audio industry and just celebrated his 7th anniversary with DDMAS. Schooled as an electrical engineer, Bill brings a technical background to the role of President. Will Kline Global Training Manager, Sonus faber With 19 years of experience in high end audio sales, distribution and manufacturing, Will has made it his life's mission to "bring the cool back to HiFi." In addition to training implementation in the North American market, he is also responsible for training development for Sonus faber's sales and distribution network across the world. John Giolas VP Sales & Marketing, dCS LTD John's obsession with audio and music started early. While in college, he worked as a salesman in a local Hi-Fi store, and later, he ran his own high-end audio store in Salt Lake City, Utah for 15 years. After selling the store, he was offered a position at Wilson Audio as their Director of Sales and Marketing. After twenty years at Wilson, he joined dCS LTD in 2020. Garth Leerer President, Musical Surroundings Garth Leerer founded Musical Surroundings in 1991, now the leading Analog distributor in the US with the brands Clearaudio, Hana, DS Audio, and Musical Surroundings. Garth holds both a BA and MFA in Electronic Music and Audio Technology. Garth joined the high end audio industry 1979, working for Monster Cable, Symmetry Audio, The Mod Squad, and SOTA turntables as well as managing high end retailers DB Audio and Music By The Sea. Allan Haggar Vice President of Sales, Audio Research Allan Haggar is a 22 year industry veteran having worked for Sumiko, Fine Sounds Group, KEF, and Audio Research. Since December 2022, Allan has served as VP of Sales for Audio Research working with all global accounts. Allan holds a degree in music/voice performance from the University of Michigan, has perfect pitch, and uses this background to cultivate unique connections with dealers and clients. Evan Coffey Vice President, Transparent Audio A lifelong musician and audiophile, Evan Coffey heads up the design team at Transparent Audio. From collecting records to system set up, he bringsan extensive knowledge of all things hifi. Evan Grimm N. American eCommerce Manager, McIntosh / Sonus faber / Fine Sounds Evan has been in the CE industry since 2005 and joined The McIntosh Group in 2019. He is responsible for supporting the McIntosh, Sonus faber, Rotel, and Pro-Ject online sales channel in North America and supports Paragon with all McGroup Brands. Emron Mangelson Head of Sales, dCS Audio Emron is a career sales professional with over a decade of experience serving in various sales and management positions across diverse industries that include high-end audio, luxury AV, medical sales, and enterprise-level software sales. Simon Pope Public Relations, Burmester Simon Pope is the specialist PR member of the Burmester team with the main responsibility for English-language specialist audio publications in the UK and USA (with additional support in this area for other global markets in Europe &Asia). John Warwick Account Executive, Transparent Audio John is a lifelong musician, music lover, and avid record collector. He began his journey in high performance audio in 2008 and has been working to help people build lifelike music systems ever since.