Paragon Medical Celebrates 20 Years of Innovation
Pierceton, IN Feb 1, 2011
For Paragon Medical, Inc., and one of its founders Tobias Buck, June 17th was a day for celebrating. Coincidentally with it being Mr. Buck’s birthday, Paragon Medical celebrated their 20 year anniversary since being founded. The company traces its roots back to 1991 when it began as a polymer molding company and a systems integrator, as well as a medical device tier one supplier.
Twenty years, and countless innovations later, Paragon Medical is recognized as an industry leading turnkey supplier of world-class solutions for instrument delivery systems, surgical instrumentation, implantable components and design services to the medical device marketplace, worldwide. The company has grown from a start-up business with only a handful of employees to a global company approaching 1,000 employees in three countries.
The company celebrated this significant milestone by holding luncheons at all of its divisions worldwide, recognizing the efforts of those who have contributed to the success of Paragon over the years. Employees, state and local dignitaries, suppliers, and other VIP’s were on-site at Paragon’s corporate headquarters in Pierceton, Indiana to commemorate the occasion and honor the employees whose exceptional performance made the day possible.
Mr. Buck addressed the employees and talked about what has sustained Paragon for the past 20 years and how the company must transform itself to address the future. He told them, “I am extremely proud of the people who make up the Paragon family. I have always believed that our employees are some of the best in the industry and are truly our most important asset. They are the foundation of everything that makes Paragon the great company it is today. The global team has stood together to attain the goals that we set regardless of the operating context.”
The company has a culture of quality and relationship development that emphasizes sensitivity to their client community through service, and innovation. In the current era of healthcare reformation there has recently been an increased focus on how the products they manufacture impact the patients and the personal responsibility that each employee has. “At the very heart of our culture is our continuous focus on achieving results, along with constant attention to customer and patient satisfaction,” Buck continued. “We believe that we are uniquely positioned with our depth and breadth of technologies and services, our management strength, and superior employee base to be a company built to last and built to lead through the next 20 years, and beyond.” Twenty years later, the vision of the company has remained consistent: to be the preferred manufacturer of products and total instrument management solutions for the surgical marketplace, worldwide. Doing so in such a customer sensitive fashion that we either meet or exceed our client’s expectations on every application.