Deborah Mertz Joins SI Systems’ Team As Chief Financial Officer

Deborah-MertzEaston, PA, July 21, 2014: SI Systems, a subsidiary of Paragon Technologies, Inc., is pleased to announce that Deborah Mertz has joined the company as their new Chief Financial Officer. Deborah Mertz has held various senior accounting positions, and she has acquired over thirty years of experience working with both public and privately held companies.

“We are absolutely thrilled that Deborah Mertz is joining our management team,” said John C. Molloy, President and CEO of SI Systems. “As we continue our role and expand our presence in the material handling industry, Deborah Mertz’s expertise and extensive experience will prove to be an ideal fit for our company.”

From 1999 through 2006, Deborah Mertz was the Controller and Chief Financial Officer of Sargent Manufacturing Company. Sargent Manufacturing Company is a wholly owned subsidiary of ASSA ABLOY Inc. which manufactures architectural hardware used primarily in commercial construction. From 2006 through 2013, Deborah Mertz held the position of Assistant Controller of ASSA ABLOY Inc. America’s Division. ASSA ABLOY is currently the largest global supplier of intelligent lock and security solutions.

Deborah Mertz is a Certified Public Accountant and has earned her MBA from Rider University as well as acquiring her BS in Accounting from King’s College.

For additional information, please contact Ed Romaine, VP Sales and Marketing at 800-523-9464 or romaine@sihs.com.

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Headquartered in Easton, Pennsylvania, SI Systems has been providing automated material handling systems for manufacturing, assembly, and order fulfillment and distribution operations for over 50 years.

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Ed Romaine
Ed Romaine
Romaine has spent over 30 years involved with organizations looking to optimize their distribution, manufacturing, and warehousing operations. Focusing on customer’s processes, systems and business model, Romaine has helped dozens of organizations improve profitability by reducing labor, floor space, errors and inventory while improving accuracy, inventory turns and cut-off times.Within the industry trade association, MHI, Romaine has taken numerous leadership positions over his 18 year membership including: Chairman of the Automated Storage & Retrieval (AS/RS) Group, Chairman of the Order Fulfillment Council of America, Chairman of the Warehouse Execution Systems Group and was one of the originators of the Carousel and VLM Product Section Group.Romaine is a frequent editorial and information contributor to hundreds of publications, blogs and online publications and has been a speaker at dozens of Supply Chain, Logistics, Lean and Facility organizations and functions.

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