The 5th Annual
Maastricht Institute of Entrepreneurship

at Missouri Valley College Campus
April 11-13, 2011

Brent BahlerDane Miller

Co-founder, board member, and former CEO, Biomet, Inc. Warsaw, Indiana

Dr. Dane Miller is the co-founder and former CEO of Biomet, Inc., in Warsaw, Ind. Miller began his professional career at the Frigidaire Division, in Dayton, Ohio, from 1964 to 1969, working as a cooperative engineering student. From 1972 to 1975 he was employed at Zimmer U.S.A., a division of Bristol-Myers Squibb, in Warsaw, Ind., in the position of director of Biomedical Engineering.

From 1975 to 1978, Miller served as director of Biomedical Engineering for Cutter Biomedical, a division of Cutter Laboratories, Inc., in San Diego, CA. In 1978, Miller returned to Warsaw and, along with three other local individuals with orthopedic manufacturing experience, formed Biomet, Inc. Their goal was to become the most responsive company in orthopedics while simultaneously providing patients with the highest quality and most clinically proven products in the marketplace.

Miller served as president and CEO of the company 1978 to 2006. He currently serves as a board member for the company. Biomet has grown from $17,000 in sales its first year into one of the leading musculoskeletal companies in the world - with annual sales exceeding $2 billion.

He is married to Mary Louise (Schilke) Miller, has two children, two grandsons and two granddaughters.