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Meet Our Management Team

Sham Gad


Mr. Gad has been the Chairman of Paragon Technologies, the parent company of SI Systems, since 2012 and has been actively involved with the material handling operations of SI for the past eight years. Mr. Gad has over 13 years of business experience as an operator, manager, executive, and investor in industries including technology, real estate, distribution, and material handling. Mr. Gad holds a B.A. in Business Administration and MBA from the University of Georgia.


Management Team Deborah Mertz

Deborah Mertz

Chief Financial Officer

Deborah Mertz is an accounting professional with over 30 years of experience in both public and private companies and has held various senior accounting positions. From 1999 to 2006, Deborah was the Controller and Chief Financial Officer of Sargent Manufacturing Company. Sargent Manufacturing Company is a wholly owned subsidiary of ASSA ABLOY Inc. and manufactures architectural hardware used primarily in commercial construction. Deborah was also employed as Assistant Controller of ASSA ABLOY Inc. Americas Division from 2006 to 2013.  ASSA ABLOY is the largest global supplier of intelligent lock and security solutions.  Deborah is a CPA and has an Master of Business Administration from Rider University and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from King’s College.

Management Team Victor Egberts

Victor Egberts

Vice President of Operations

As Director of Operations, Victor oversees the daily activities within our facility, the parts department, and the facilitation of SI Systems’ project work. Having been with SI Systems for over 35 years, Victor brings extensive experience and industry knowledge to the company’s daily operations.

Management Team Ravi Mareddy

Ravi Mareddy

Director of Software Engineering

Ravi has been in the software development field for over 23 years, 17 of them in the material handling industry with SI Systems. He has successfully designed and implemented many of SI Systems’ warehouse software applications, building most of them from the ground up. An expert in object-oriented methodologies and designs, Ravi has two bachelor’s degrees, one in Physics and another in Computer Technology, from Mumbai University (formerly Bombay University).