Stephen E. Brauner first acquired real-world knowledge in the field of engineering and manufacturing automation back in 1977 when he served as a missile systems technician for a high performance Raytheon air-defense system for the U.S. Army. After leaving the military, Brauner progressed hands-on within this technical path for nearly a decade before earning a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of South Florida in 1994. Since then he has also completed numerous post-graduate courses in AUA, ASTRO, AORN, AAPM, RSNA, SIR Urology BPH, prostate cancer, minimally invasive therapies, oncology radiation dosimetry, prostate brachytherapy, infection control standards for surgical site infection prevention, sterilization methods, imaging interventional CT ablation, and ultrasound guided diagnostics and therapies.
In the private sector, Brauner soon realized he also had a keen ability to lead grow and optimize businesses – especially small businesses – to maximize their value. He has since successfully paired his engineering/automation experience with business development in varying medical industries.
Brauner joined Benz Research & Development in 2004. A native of the Sarasota area, he is responsible for the company’s day-to-day operations, sales & marketing, and select aspects of product development.