In his new role, Arne will be responsible for the management of all the company’s business activities across the UK, working closely with senior management teams from each of its UK divisions.
Paragon ID’s UK operations are headquartered in Hull where the company produces tickets and RFID tags. Its subsidiary RFiD Discovery, based in Milton Keynes, provides integrated tracking solutions for products and equipment and is a world leader in Real-Time-Locating-Systems (RTLS). Thames Technology, in Rayleigh, Essex, manufactures and distributes retail and financial (payment) card products, including metal payment cards.
With a degree in business administration and a masters in international financial development, Arne has over 10 years of experience in a range of leadership roles in both financial and general management. Arne has entrepreneurial experience in the aviation, intralogistics, e-learning and food & beverages industries. As a passionate leader with a clear focus on team success and the development of organisations, he has a strong track record of enabling and unlocking profitable business growth.
For the past 5 years Arne has been the Finance Director of Jungheinrich UK, the premium manufacturer of forklift trucks, while simultaneously holding the position of Managing Director of Jungheinrich Financial Services Ltd. In these roles he was responsible for the governance and financial management of the companies, as well as strategic development of the businesses and stakeholder engagement.
Commenting on Arne’s appointment, Clem Garvey, CEO of Paragon ID, said:
“We are delighted to have been able to attract a candidate of the quality of Arne to head up our UK activities. Arne is entrepreneurial and creative while having come from a finance background, which is a rare combination of talent and expertise. We’re looking forward to working with him.”
Commenting on his appointment Arne adds:
“It is a great honour to be joining the strong team at Paragon ID at a time of economic challenge and opportunity within our market. With its diverse product portfolio, I believe there is huge potential for the organisation to deliver the best solutions to support our customers, while growing our own business successfully and profitably. I am delighted to be part of and invited to contribute to this journey.”
About Paragon ID
As part of the Paragon Group we manufacture 5 billion transit tickets per annum at over 70 sites in 12 countries supplying quality products around the world. Despite employing over 4000 people, our business retains a family ethos with an entrepreneurial spirit.
We are proud of our British roots and with group headquarters in the Irish management institute just outside Dublin we remain in the sole ownership of our CEO Paddy Crean.