February 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 instruments, 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.
February 1, 2011
Pierceton based Paragon Medical announces the addition of Michael Gosmeyer as Chief Compliance Office (CCO) and Vice President of Quality and Regulatory Affairs.
Mr. Gosmeyer joins Paragon after having served as the Director of Regulatory Affairs at the headquarters of Hill-Rom, a global medical device company. He has spent the past few years managing and overseeing company wide Regulatory and Quality Systems, as well as, all FDA interface points. Previous positions with Hill-Rom include Director of Quality Assurance where he was responsible for manufacturing operations in Europe, Mexico and the United States.
In addition to his quality management experience, Mr. Gosmeyer also has a strong engineering background and has held various engineering management positions overseeing product engineering, design assurance, product life-cycle management, and continuous improvement. He is Six Sigma Greenbelt Certified and holds an MBA, as well as a BS in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University.
In his new role, Mr. Gosmeyer’s span of Quality and Regulatory responsibilities will give him oversight of Paragon’s current Global Quality Organization. "This position demonstrates our ongoing commitment to the medical device industry’s complex Quality and Regulatory compliance requirements and our conviction to ensure that our products and services meet and ultimately exceed our customers' desires and expectations," commented Tobias Buck, Founder, Chairman, President and CEO for Paragon. "Our objective is to be in an industry leading position, elevating our internal expectations as well as complying with those of our clients. Mike brings an outstanding level of experience, skills and perspective to Paragon Medical that will only enhance the products we manufacture on our clients behalf and the service portfolio we extend into the marketplace," Buck added.
January 19, 2011
Pierceton based Paragon Medical announced today the official opening of its new Bioskills Lab at its headquarters in Pierceton, Indiana. Company management and employees were joined at a ribbon cutting on January 19, 2011 by the Warsaw / Kosciusko Chamber of Commerce and other local officials to commemorate this important event for the company and the community.
In December 2009, Paragon announced that through its Orthopaedic Instrument Global Design Center (OIGDC), it would accelerate the construction of this new lab in direct support of OrthoWorx, a Warsaw-based industry, community and education initiative established to advance and support growth and innovation within the region’s globally significant orthopaedics device sector.
The fully staffed facility is ready for client scheduling and includes capacity for up to four cadaveric evaluation stations and targets the comfort of lab attendees through ergonomic tables, laminar airflow, separate temperature zones, and a private conference room with a viewing window into the lab. A multitude of other services are available upon request including specimen procurement and preparation, instrument cleanup in a state of the art instrument disinfection system, C-Arm and Arthroscopy Tower rentals, audio-visual connectivity, and full catering capabilities.
According to Van Flamion, Director of the Bioskills Lab and Paragon’s OIGDC, "The lab was designed and constructed for the sole purpose of providing our customers a convenient, cost effective, full service facility where orthopaedic and other medical device companies can perform cadaveric studies on their products and / or train their surgeons or field representatives on surgical techniques pertaining to their products".
Mr. Flamion also commented that a soft launch phase was conducted with a limited and controlled number of labs during the fourth quarter of 2010. The Bioskills Lab exercised its logistics as a full service facility while gathering critical customer feedback to ensure optimization prior to going to its now full-launch status.
For lab scheduling or additional information you can contact the Bioskills Lab directly or visit paragonmedical.com/bioskillslab.