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Trine welcomes new board member
Tobias Buck joins trustees
ANGOLA — Trine University has welcomed a new member, Tobias Buck of Warsaw, to its board of trustees this month.
After growing up in a dairy farming community in southeastern Minnesota, Buck went on to have a progressive career in aerospace, automotive and health care markets.
For 30 years, Buck has worked within Fortune 100 corporations, up to the level of internal director. His divisional responsibilities included management of 11 different manufacturing facilities throughout the United States and the Pacific Rim.
In 1991, Buck founded Paragon Medical, a company that manufactures medical devices and has grown to include nine global facilities, in Pierceton, Ind. He currently serves as chairman and chief executive officer and directs all manufacturing operations.
His educational background is in engineering and finance, both at the undergraduate and graduate levels. He is a graduate of Purdue University, The Harvard Executive Development Program and MIT Birthing of Giants Program.
Buck has served on numerous boards, including organizations such as Indiana Heritage Trust, the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and the Nature Conservancy.
He has received multiple awards throughout his successful career. He was named Entrepreneur of the Year for small manufacturing firms in 1998 and received the 2004 Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year award in the life sciences category for the state of Indiana. He was named Man of the Year by the Warsaw Kosciusko County Chamber of Commerce in 2006.
Mr. Buck and his wife, Donna, of 33 years have four children and four grandchildren and live in Warsaw, Ind.