Barry Finger

Paragon Space Development Corporation, Chief Engineer and Director of ECLSS

As the Chief Engineer at Paragon Space Development Corporation, Mr. Finger provides technical leadership and balanced oversight of the product development process for the company’s flight programs and emerging technologies. He leads thoughtful and in-depth programmatic reviews, and he engenders high technical performance and the continued growth and development of Paragon’s staff. Mr. Finger also serves as the Principal Investigator for the Integrated Water Recovery Assembly under contract to NASA.
Previous roles at Paragon include Director of Life Support Systems, Inspiration Mars ECLSS Technical Lead, Director of Advanced Concepts and Business Development, and Commercial Crew Transport–Air Revitalization System Project Manager.

Prior to joining Paragon, and as the ECLSS Manager at Bigelow Aerospace, Mr. Finger was responsible for designing, manufacturing, and integrating the Air Management System that successfully flew and operated aboard Bigelow’s first orbital vehicles (Genesis I and Genesis II). Earlier, Mr. Finger served as the ISS Sustaining Engineering Manager for Honeywell, and an ECLSS design engineer for Honeywell, Hamilton Sundstrand, and the Dynamac Corporation at the Johnson Space Center and Kennedy Space Center.

Mr. Finger earned BS and MS degrees in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Florida. His Master’s Thesis focused on the development and application of capillary fluid management techniques to the design of microgravity-compatible water processors.