Patrick H. Benz was awarded a Doctorate in Organic Chemistry in 1976. His graduate work encompassed classical Organic Chemistry (Carbon-ion rearrangements and structure proof) and Biochemistry (protein structure and kinetics). Since 1976 his research focus has been in Contact Lens materials, both monomer raw materials and polymers. Dr. Benz founded Benz Research & Development (BRD) Corporation in 1980.
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,