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Necessity Brings Innovation

Paradigm Solutions was established as a division of Hartmann’s Inc. to meet a need identified during our work with existing dispensing technologies. We were asked to design a much more efficient and simple liquid dosing system to benefit our existing clients.

In collaboration with our parent company, Hartmann’s Incorporated, an industry-leading manufacturer of various precision parts and assemblies, we harnessed their expertise. Hartmann’s Inc. has been in business since 1955, manufacturing and delivering highly technical machined parts to meet or exceed customer expectations. In fact, Hartmann’s Inc. is a HUBZone-certified and ISO 9001-AS9100-certified small business.

When you choose Paradigm Solutions, you also gain access to the extreme accuracy of Hartmann’s Incorporated.

Our headquarters is in Abilene, Texas, and we also have a support facility in Jacksonville, Florida. We are proud to make products in the USA and ship them to customers worldwide, including Japan, Scotland, Mexico, and Ireland.

From medical to aviation and aerospace to OEM automotive and diesel, we have the expertise and equipment to handle any project. We are known for our rapid engineering and manufacturing prototype development, reverse engineering, long production runs, mechanical assemblies, and testing as per the customer’s specifications. Our machine shop is equipped with state-of-the-art CNC turning and milling centers and sheet metal fabrication, gear cutting, and welding departments. We can machine parts with tight tolerances in a wide range of materials, such as stainless steel, exotic alloys, aluminum casting, and plastics. We also specialize in automated production line rails with high accuracy and durability.

We are committed to providing our customers the best service possible, from design review to installation and production support. Our clients benefit from our comprehensive consignment program, which allows them to reduce warehousing costs and parts inventory requirements. We are always ready to respond to our customer’s needs and challenges with innovative solutions and quality products.

Contact us today if you are looking for a reliable partner for your machining needs. We will be happy to discuss your project and provide you with a quote. Let our CNC machining add value to your business!

Alan Hartmann

Alan Hartmann, a native of Abilene, Texas, attended Hardin Simmons University and now serves as the President of Hartmann’s Inc., a successful company specializing in the production of high-precision machined parts for various applications. He oversees all aspects of the business, from operations and sales to innovation and efficiency. He is the third generation of his family to run the company, which has grown from a local machine shop to a global leader in fabrication and manufacturing. Additionally, Alan is deeply committed to giving back to the community and supporting education in engineering and STEM fields. He actively participates in various advisory boards and committees, including the Hardin Simmons School of Engineering Advisory Board, the AISD STEM Advisory Board, and the Big Country Manufacturing Alliance, where he serves as Vice Chair.

Sarah Kruse

Sarah Kruse, an Abilene native, received her Bachelor’s in Business from McMurry University. During her time there, she served as a member of her class Senate in Student Government, actively participated in her campus’ Intramural Sports, played in the Chapel Praise Band, and held various positions within her school’s Sorority. Following her undergraduate studies, she furthered her education with a post-graduate program focused on Medical Device Training, where she studied current industry practices, devices, technologies, and sales at MSC.

After graduating, Sarah spent several months observing various surgical specialties alongside some of Abilene’s finest surgeons to enhance her knowledge and experience in the Medical Device field. She pursued her passion for the industry by taking on the role of Sales Manager and Business Developer at Paradigm Solutions, a Division of Hartmann’s Inc. Her sole objective is to provide money-saving, top-tier dispensing technologies to companies striving to lead their respective industries.

As a proud wife and mother of an almost 2-year-old, you can often find Sarah engaging in her favorite pastime activities, all of which involve her chasing after her beloved boys – Dustin and Sloane – as well as their four-legged furry friend, Bandit.

David Duncan

David Duncan received his Master of Engineering degree from Tennessee Technological University and has over 35 years of experience designing high-speed automation equipment in multiple industries, leading mechanical, controls, and documentation teams. He also ran his own engineering consulting company for 5 years before being recruited by J&J Vision Care in Jacksonville, FL, in 2001. As a Sr. Principal Engineer, he led many of their automation projects for 20 years, mentoring many of their new engineers in the process. He considers it a privilege to have worked closely with world-class engineers and R&D professionals and quickly grew to the Subject Matter Expert level responsible for several of their most critical processes for stringent quality requirements and production goals.

As a strategic supplier for J&J, Hartmann’s Inc. supported many of David’s projects with critical machined components. He retired from J&J in 2019 and, shortly after, joined Hartmann’s team as Director of Automation. Alan and David agreed that a better dispensing method was needed—one that could gently dispense a precise volume of various fluids at a reasonable price, be simple to operate, yet robust enough to meet the demands of a 24/7 operating environment. David’s design experience and Alan’s manufacturing knowledge, combined with their shared passion for providing a quality product, seamlessly merged to create this new dispenser technology.

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The design was patented in 2022, giving birth to Paradigm Solutions, a division of Hartmann’s Inc. In his free time, you can find Dave with a rescued dove on his shoulder named Lovey or engaged in his favorite activities as an avid fisherman who enjoys boating and living a partially retired life golfing, and spending quality time with his beautiful wife Tracy and his adored blind pupper Rosey.