Dad liked to tinker with things. Grandpa was a doctor. And then there was Einstein and his “mind-blowing” papers and theories. With that combination of mentors, Chris Cremer was destined for a career in chemistry, or as he calls it, “a tiny erector set, but on a microscopic level.”
Cremer began his career in the pharmaceutical industry with Pfizer. While there for x years, he was recognized for a notable cost-savings solution for the nickel catalyst process. Typically very expensive, Cremer identified a way to re-use the materials, which saved the company approximately $2 Million annually.
Benz has utilized Cremer’s creative and focused expertise since 2005, when he joined the company as Manager of Monomer Production. In this role, he oversees the team in synthesizing, distilling and purifying monomers so they can be used in lens production.
There’s much more to Cremer than chemistry, though. He enjoys spending time with his wife and son, as well as listening to a wide variety of musical artists, like Steven Curtis Chapman, Bob Seger, Andrea Bocelli and George Strait. Always an outdoor guy, Cremer is a camper, hiker and saltwater fisherman who’ll take home and eat any fish that bites his hook. He’s also an avid traveler who looks forward to visiting Africa and Antarctica, the only continents he hasn’t yet explored.