Distinguished Engineering Graduates 2018

W. Casey Fox

Casey Fox

B.S. ME 1982
M.S. BME 1984
Ph.D. BME 1990
Founder, Chief Executive and Technology Officer, Metric Medical Devices Inc.

W. Casey Fox is the founder and current chief executive and technology officer of Metric Medical Devices Inc, a world leader in the development and commercialization of products that advance the musculoskeletal repair standard of care by speeding the healing process and minimizing non-healing.

Fox earned his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering in 1982 and his master’s degree and Ph.D. in biomedical engineering in 1984 and 1990, all from The University of Texas at Austin. He is also a licensed private pilot.

Fox has over 30 years of experience in education, research and industry. He was a senior research engineer in the Southwest Research Institute’s Department of Bioscience and Bioengineering for six years before founding BioMedical Enterprises Inc. in 1990, where he served as president and chief executive officer until 2008. During that time, Fox also founded Agile Manufacturing Inc. and served as an adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Otolaryngology at The University of Texas Health Science Center and at the Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research.

Over the course of his career, Fox has been issued over 20 patents and copyrights for internal bone fixation implants and related innovations, with 10 additional patents pending. Through this work and the broad clinical acceptance of his technology, he is regarded as the industry leader in this area. He has also received research grant funding from the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, NASA, the U.S. Department of Defense and other organizations, and his work has been published in academic journals and presented at conferences around the world.

In 1998, Fox was named Entrepreneur of the Year in the San Antonio and South Texas region by Ernst & Young, and, in 2006, he received the Outstanding Small Business Leader of the Year for Business Innovation Award from the North Chamber of Commerce in San Antonio. He currently serves on the Cockrell School of Engineering Advisory Board and is also a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the Orthopaedic Research Society. From 1993 to 1996, Fox served on UT Austin's Department of Mechanical Engineering Advisory Committee, taking on the role of chairman in 1995. He then served on UT Austin's Department of Biomedical Engineering Advisory Committee from 1997 to 2007, supporting the founding of the new undergraduate biomedical engineering program.

Fox lives in the San Antonio area with his wife, Nancy. They have two grown children, Garrett and Heather.