As an aviation mechanic for Chevron, Adam Reboul’s father was responsible for maintaining the helicopters that shuttled personnel to oil platforms in the Gulf of Mexico. On his days off he fixed cars and motorcycles for friends and family. It was at these times that young Adam helped, hands-on with parts cleaners, oils, gasoline and grease. So when he began taking chemistry as a high school junior he felt right at home. Once he learned about the University of Southern Mississippi’s polymer program, Reboul knew where he was headed.
Reboul went on to earn a B.S. in Polymer Science with high honors from Southern Miss. He then earned an M.S. in Chemistry, as well as a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering – his self-proclaimed highest professional achievement – from the University of Florida. It is with this extensive educational foundation that Reboul now leads Benz's team of scientists in monomer/polymer design and process development for intraocular lens materials.
Beyond his work Reboul enjoys whitewater rafting and everything motorcycles. And while he wishes he could play the guitar like all-time favorite Stevie Ray Vaughan, it’s little know that he’s quite the chef. Louisiana born and raised, Reboul infuses his Cajun influence into meals he cooks for friends and family, including his wife and 3 young daughters.