The youngest of seven children, Aaron Strand has never played the part of the baby of the family. Instead, like his father, he’s always been seen as an older-than-his-age kind of guy.
This maturity also steered him professionally. Strand always knew he wanted to work in the medical field. Yet when he got accepted into medical school he opted instead for a degree in biology. Strand’s decision led to his 17-year career at Benz. As Manager of Polymer Rod Production, he has played an integral role in the crucial facet of utilizing internal and external sources to create usable formulations… and then funneling those formulations to the departments that need them.
His success here, along with his organized and personable nature, earned Strand a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to represent Benz in England for five years. In what he considers his highest professional honor, Strand was commissioned to adapt Benz’s formulations appropriately while nurturing a key client relationship.
Science aside, Strand is known for his fun-loving spirit and dedication to family. He’s proud to have married into a family of five generations of Floridians, including his grandfather-in-law, a former Sarasota mayor. And with two sons of his own now to guide in Cub Scouts and take to Disney, Legoland and Bucs games, the kid in him has come out, after all.