Biomet founder Dane Miller dies at 69

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Dane Miller, a founder of Indiana-based Biomet, has died.

Miller was one of four founders of Biomet, whose global headquarters are in Warsaw. He served as CEO of the company from 1977-2006.

"Dane Miller was a true pioneer both in regard to the development of new technologies and in the management and development of Biomet's unique work environment and culture," wrote Biomet President and CEO Jeff Binder. "Under his leadership Biomet grew from a company with $17,000 in revenues in 1978, our first full year of operation, to one with greater than $2 billion in sales in 2006.

Miller was 69 years old.

"(Miller) was one of our state's most successful entrepreneurs, a pioneer in the orthopedic industry, and he will be deeply missed," Gov. Mike Pence said in a statement. "Dane Miller was also a modest man who loved his family and never lost the common touch. Karen and I send our deepest sympathies to his beloved wife Mary Louise, his family, friends and all who admired this remarkable Hoosier."