Tobias Buck, Co-Founder and CEO

Tobias Buck portraitMr. Buck has a varied background; he grew up in a dairy farming community in southeastern Minnesota. His educational background is in engineering and finance both at the undergraduate and graduate levels respectively. He is a graduate of Purdue University and The Harvard Executive Development Program as well as a graduate of MIT Birthing of Giants Program which is a 3-year graduate certificate program. He has worked for the past thirty years in three different markets: aerospace, automotive and the healthcare area.

His professional experience is composed of progressive career movements within Fortune 100 Corporations, up to the level of Internal Director. His divisional responsibilities included management of eleven different manufacturing facilities throughout the United States and the Pacific Rim. He is founder of Paragon Medical located in Pierceton, Indiana, a manufacturer of medical devices for the orthopaedic community worldwide, with nine global facilities and currently serves as Chairman, President and CEO. He has extensive experience in the Private and Public Equity Markets and has facilitated multiple equity and debt capitalization events.

He has been married for thirty-six years, has four children, and seven grandchildren, and is active in various community organizations. Toby has served on multiple private and public corporate boards of directors for both profit and non-profit organizations. These organizations include; The Royal Bank of Scotland, Solvay, OrthoWorx, The Nature Conservancy, American Business Counsel, Ivy Tech, Indiana Chamber of Commerce, Northeast Indiana Corporate Council, Trine University, Director on the National Board of Pheasants Forever, and Kosciusko Education Foundation.

He was named 1998 Entrepreneur of the Year for small manufacturing firms, and received the 2004 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award in the life sciences category for the State of Indiana. The Warsaw Kosciusko County Chamber of Commerce named Toby 2006 Man of the Year. Toby Buck and Paragon Medical were selected for the 2012 Innovation and Entrepreneurial Hall of Fame.