Tobias Buck is founder of Paragon Medical located in Pierceton, Indiana, a manufacturer of medical devices for the orthopedic community worldwide, with nine global facilities and currently serves as Chairman, President and CEO. His professional experience includes Fortune 100 corporations and he has been responsible for management of 11 different manufacturing facilities throughout the United States and the Pacific Rim. He has worked for the past 30 years in three different markets: aerospace, automotive and the medical device and life science area.
Mr. Buck 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 him the 2006 Man of the Year, and he and Paragon Medical were selected for the Kosciusko Economic Development Corporation’s 2012 Innovation and Entrepreneurial Hall of Fame.
Mr. Buck is a veteran and has served on multiple private and public corporate boards of directors, including the following: The Royal Bank of Scotland, Solvay, The Nature Conservancy, American Business Council, Ivy Tech Community College, Indiana Chamber of Commerce, Northeast Indiana Corporate Council and Trine University. He currently serves on the boards of Kenall Manufacturing, Inc., and the Purdue University School of Biomedical Engineering. Mr. Buck also is a Director on the National Board of Pheasants Forever.
He is a graduate of Purdue University and The Harvard Executive Development Program as well as the MIT Birthing of Giants Program, a three-year graduate certificate program. His educational background is in engineering and finance, both at the undergraduate and graduate levels respectively.