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Women in Science and Engineering

Meet Rolla resident, Alice Beechner Reeves, who is the principal and president of Paragon Business Solutions, Inc. 

Alice holds a Ph.D. in engineering management from Missouri S&T. Alice is a registered professional engineer in the state of Missouri, and a RAB/QSA certified Environmental Management System Lead Auditor.  Alice graduated in 1983 with a bachelor's degree in engineering management. 

During her corporate career Alice held the positions of quality engineer, project manager-start up operations, quality manager, director of quality, and director of new product development.  Alice completed her MS in engineering management and all of her course work for her PhD while working full time.  In 1997, she resigned her position and founded Paragon Business Solutions, Inc. with a business associate.  Alice completed her PhD in 1998 while forming Paragon Business Solutions, Inc.   

Paragon Business Solutions, Inc. was initially a management consulting firm specializing in business, environmental, and health and safety management systems.   Paragon has expanded into the areas of construction management services, environmental support services, and program management services.  Client s include the US Army Corps of Engineers, NASA, Haldex Brake Corporation, Missouri University of Science and Technology, Parsons, Berger Devine Yeager, and numerous small manufacturing organizations.

Alice lives in Rolla, Missouri with her husband Orval Reeves, a well known area fine arts painter.  The Reeves own the Orval Reeves Gallery in Rolla, that represent nine area artist.