Barry Finger

Chief Engineer
Paragon Space Development Corporation

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As the Chief Engineer at Paragon Space Development Corporation, Mr. Finger provides technical leadership and balanced oversight of the product development process for the company’s flight programs and emerging technologies. Mr. Finger received a B.S. and M.S. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Florida. A 13 year Paragon veteran, Mr. Finger maintains the technical excellence of the company’s Thermal Control and Life Support products through the diligent application of efficient procedures regulating engineering processes, coordinating engineering with other internal and external technical organizations, and evaluating tools, personnel, and training. He also serves as Principal Investigator for the Advanced Water Recovery Assembly contract with NASA-JSC. Other previous significant roles at Paragon include Director of Advanced Concepts and Business Development, Commercial Crew Transport–Air Revitalization System Project Manager, and ECLSS technical lead on the Inspiration Mars and the Rocketplane Kistler programs. Prior to joining Paragon, Mr. Finger served as the ECLSS Manager for Bigelow Aerospace where he led a lean team of engineers and technicians that developed ECLSS for commercial human spaceflight vehicles. During his time at Bigelow, the team successfully launched the first two long-duration inflatable spacecraft into low earth orbit. Mr. Finger previously served as the International Space Station (ISS) Sustaining Engineering (SE) Program Manager for Honeywell where he managed ISS SE activities related to the support of company flight hardware and systems aboard ISS. He also previously served as an ECLSS design engineer for Hamilton Sundstrand at the Johnson Space Center (JSC) and the Dynamac Corporation at the Kennedy Space Center (KSC).

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