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Paragon Medical Recognizes Employees for Years of Service

December 29, 2004

5 and 10 year awards Pierceton - Paragon Medical, Inc., incorporated in 1991, recently recognized several employees who reached service milestones at it's annual company Christmas party, held this year at Eagle Glenn Country Club, Columbia City. Honored at this year's Christmas celebration were:

For 10 years of service:
  • Becky Brubaker - CNC Operator
  • Ruby May - CNC Operator
  • Amy Smith - Purchasing
  • Bob Supple - Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
For 5 years of service:
  • Scott Burish - Cell Leader
  • Todd Haines - Business Unit Leader
  • Willard Juillerat - Grinder
  • Jody Lasuer - Machinist Apprentice
  • Randy Sible - Business Unit Leader
  • Pam Vanderlinden - Manager of Quality Systems

Paragon Medical Featured in UGS Seminar

December 7, 2004

UniGraphics(r) Paragon Medical, Inc., a global supplier to the medical device industry, was recently featured as a case study by UGS in their "Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) for the Medical Industry" seminar. UGS, the leading global provider of PLM technologies, selected Paragon based on the tremendous success that they have realized since their transition to UniGraphics® in 2000. Through digital verification and validation, Paragon has been able to reduce development lead-time and increase speed to market. The application of technology has enhanced communication with customers, including an ability to speak their language and respond to changes in design quickly. Paragon is recognized as a technology leader in the market they serve.

Paragon was honored to be included with other well-known companies such as Proctor&Gamble, St. Jude Medical and Edwards Lifesciences. UGS held it's first PLM seminar in Warsaw, Indiana on December 7. A second seminar is scheduled in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

About Paragon Medical, Inc.

Paragon Medical is a single source, turnkey supplier of surgical instruments, implantable components and custom and FDA 510(k) cleared instrument delivery systems to medical device original equipment manufacturers in the hip, knee, spine, trauma and sports medicine disciplines. Incorporated in 1991, Paragon Medical's utilization of advanced manufacturing technology, UG ® certified engineers, rapid prototyping, virtual information transfer and vertical integration allows them to adapt their wide range of services to support your strategic needs with innovative solutions. Offices and production facilities are located in Pierceton, Indiana; Indianapolis, Indiana; Smithfield, Utah; Lausanne, Switzerland and Changzhou, China.

(UniGraphics is a registered trademark of UGS Corp.)

Paragon Medical Europe Relocates to Switzerland

December 6, 2004

Switzerland Paragon Medical, Inc., Pierceton, IN, a global provider to the medical device industry, announced the relocation of their European division. Effective 7 December, Paragon Medical Europe, formerly located in Freiburg, Germany, will operate out of their new office in Lausanne, Switzerland. Greg Hall, Director of International Business Development announced that the move gives the European division access to resources in the Lausanne area to better serve our clients. Lausanne is centrally located in Europe and gives Paragon a connection to provide superior service to our European customer base. The company's continued expansion includes office and administrative support as well as engineering and production. With the growing need to be an international supplier, Paragon Medical, Inc. is displaying their ability to respond to the requirements of their client community.

Paragon Medical is a single source, turnkey supplier of surgical instruments, implantable components and custom and FDA 510(k) cleared instrument delivery systems to medical device original equipment manufacturers in the hip, knee, spine, trauma and sports medicine disciplines. Incorporated in 1991, Paragon Medical's utilization of advanced manufacturing technology, UG ® certified engineers, rapid prototyping, virtual information transfer and vertical integration allows them to adapt their wide range of services to support your strategic needs with innovative solutions. Offices and production facilities are located in Pierceton, Indiana; Indianapolis, Indiana; Smithfield, Utah; Lausanne, Switzerland and Changzhou, China.


Paragon Medical, Inc. Announces Hiring of European Business Development Manager

October 22, 2004

Paragon Medical, Inc. - Kees de Louw Pierceton, Indiana - Paragon Medical, Inc. is pleased to announce the addition of Kees de Louw as European Business Development Manager to its growing European division. Mr. de Louw will be responsible for all account management as well as provide strategic direction for Paragon Medical Europe.

Before joining Paragon Medical, Mr. de Louw has held several European sales and management positions in the industrial electronics most recently in service to the medical OEM marketplace. He has extensive experience in both start up organizations as well as growth companies. Mr. de Louw holds a B.A. degree in economics from Hogeschool Deidenoort in Wageningen, the Netherlands.

About Paragon Medical, Inc.

Paragon Medical, Inc. designs, manufactures and delivers medical devices, including instruments, trials and implantable components for the global surgical instrument marketplace. It also designs, manufactures and delivers custom or standard cases and trays to organize, store and safely deliver surgical sets to the operating room theater. Paragon employs approximately 325 people with facilities in Pierceton, Indiana; Indianapolis, Indiana; Smithfield, Utah; Lausanne, Switzerland and Changzhou, China.

Paragon Medical, Inc. Expands into Europe

October 7, 2004

Paragon Medical, Inc. - Europe Expansion Paragon Medical, Inc. will expand into Lausanne, Switzerland with the official European corporation by 1 December 2004. The company's expansion plans will include office and administrative support as well as engineering and production. With the growing need to be an international supplier, Paragon Medical, Inc. is displaying their ability to respond to the requirements of their client community.

Paragon Medical, Inc. Recognizes Employees for Years of Service

August 5, 2004

Paragon Medical, Inc. - Pierceton Expansion image Pierceton, Ind. - Paragon Medical, Inc., incorporated in 1991, recently recognized several employees who reached service milestones at it's annual company picnic, held this year at Indiana Beach. Honored at this year's picnic were:

For 10 years of service:

For 5 years of service:

About Paragon Medical, Inc.

Paragon Medical, Inc. designs, manufactures and delivers medical devices, including instruments, trials and implantable components for the global surgical instrument marketplace. It also designs, manufactures and delivers custom or standard cases and trays to organize, store and safely deliver surgical sets to the operating room theater. Paragon employs approximately 325 people with facilities in Pierceton, Indiana; Indianapolis, Indiana; Smithfield, Utah; Lausanne, Switzerland and Changzhou, China.


Paragon Medical, Inc. Announces Pierceton Expansion

July 23, 2004

Paragon Medical, Inc. - Pierceton Expansion image Paragon Medical, Inc. this week announced plans to invest $50 million to expand its Pierceton-base into a four-building corporate campus over the next five to seven years. The project is expected to add about 300 jobs in two new manufacturing facilities and a new headquarters housing Paragon's main office and design and support functions.

President and Chief Executive Officer Toby Buck explains the plans are a direct response to customer needs. "The orthopaedics market continues to demand more of its Tier 1 suppliers in everything from design and development support to production and delivery. We want to create a campus that will be recognized worldwide as the source for full service among medical device manufacturers."

The company expects to break ground in 18 months on the seven acres it has purchased east of its current 110,000-square-foot operation. The new buildings will add roughly 170,000 square feet of manufacturing and office space and create a variety of opportunities for people of all skill levels.

"We will continue to have a high demand for talented employees, particularly skilled machinists as technology continues to evolve," says Buck. "We're fortunate to be located in an area with such a wealth of available talent."

In February, Paragon Medical, Inc. opened an office in Freiburg, Germany. It also has plans to add manufacturing capabilities there to better meet the needs of its European customers.

"Paragon has been an industry pioneer with our approach to provide more than a product, but a total solution," explains Buck. "Our growth both here and in Germany is an extension of our desire to completely meet customers' needs."

About Paragon Medical, Inc.

Paragon Medical, Inc. designs, manufactures and delivers medical devices, including instruments, trials and implantable components for the global surgical instrument marketplace. It also designs, manufactures and delivers custom or standard cases and trays to organize, store and safely deliver surgical sets to the operating room theater. Incorporated in 1991, it employs approximately 325 people with facilities in Pierceton, Indiana; Indianapolis, Indiana; Smithfield, Utah; Lausanne, Switzerland and Changzhou, China.


Paragon Medical, Inc. Twice Honored for Innovation, Technology, and Entrepreneurship
June 30, 2004

Paragon Medical, Inc. - Toby Buck accepts Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award

Paragon Medical, Inc. - Mira Award

Warsaw, Ind. -- Paragon Medical, Inc. capped a record year of global expansion and sales growth with recent wins in two major Indiana awards programs. On June 10, Paragon Medical's co-founder and chairman, Tobias Buck, was named the 2004 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in the Life Sciences category. This honor -- designed to celebrate the vision, leadership and achievement of Indiana's outstanding entrepreneurs -- was awarded to Buck with a nod to the success and continued potential of Paragon Medical.

Paragon Medical also was honored in May with a 2004 Mira Award recognizing the state's best and brightest innovators in technology-related industries. Mira Awards, given by the non-profit technology advocacy group, TechPoint, specifically noted Paragon Medical's contribution to Indiana's economy, its global recognition and the improvements it has made to quality of life in Indiana.

Both awards come on the heels of a year marked by major milestones for this growing company that include:

"The global opportunities within the orthopedics marketplace are growing significantly," explains Buck. "We have the people and the systems in place to embrace them." He adds, "The key to our success is our people and culture of common objectives and collective support."

About Paragon Medical, Inc.

Paragon Medical, Inc. designs, manufactures and delivers medical devices, including instruments, trials and implantable components for the global surgical instrument marketplace. It also designs, manufactures and delivers custom or standard cases and trays to organize, store and safely deliver surgical sets to the operating room theater. Incorporated in 1991, it employs approximately 250 people with facilities in Pierceton, Indiana; Indianapolis, Indiana; Smithfield, Utah; Lausanne, Switzerland and Changzhou, China.


Paragon Medical, Inc. UniGraphics Award Winner Speaks at National Conference

March 2, 2003

Tony Romano spoke at the PLM (Project Life Management) World 2003 Conference in Anaheim, California, hosted by EDS. He made the presentation "Sheet Metal Design", which is the sheet metal module design capabilities of UniGraphics®. He explained how Paragon Medical, Inc. uses it and showed its functions. He also demonstrated why and how it has added value to Paragon Medical, Inc. customers.


Paragon Medical, Inc. Receives Award from BP Amoco October 13, 2001

Paragon Medical, Inc. receives award from BP Amoco

Paragon Medical, Inc. recently received an Outstanding Customer Award from BP Amoco and was recognized as being a premier user of Amoco's Radel® R 5000 series polyphenylsulfone. Paragon Medical, Inc. is the only manufacturer of surgical case and tray systems in the world to have its own extrusion facility in-house. Utilizing Amoco's Radel® R 5000 series, the highest medical grade available, Paragon extrudes the Radel® R into sheet stock and then thermoforms it into case and tray systems for containing and transporting instrument and implant systems.

About Paragon Medical, Inc.

Paragon Medical, Inc., located in the Matchett Industrial Park in Pierceton, is a leader in designing and manufacturing custom and standard polymer, metal and hybrid delivery systems, as well as custom surgical instruments for the world's largest medical device companies.
 
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