About Us


Bob Zider and John Krumme , inventors of Flexon, are once again revolutionizing eyewear technology with the Avantek Mounting System. Bob and John have partnered for years developing commercially successful medical device and healthcare products as The Beta Group.


Grant Zider is Avantek’s President. He has worked closely with corporate partners and eye care professionals for Avantek, leading the efforts to test market and launch HOYA North America’s Distortion-Free Optics product line that utilizes the Avantek Mounting System™. Grant holds a B.A. degree in Political Science from University of California, Los Angeles.

Bob Newell serves as the acting Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer for Avantek.   He is an experienced finance executive that has served as Vice President of Finance and CFO of Cardica, Inc. and Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer for Omnicell, Inc.   In prior positions, Bob has worked for Cardiometrics, The Beta Group, and Bank of America. Bob holds a B.A. degree in Mathematics from the College of William & Mary and an M.B.A. degree from the Harvard Business School.

 Sandy Bondan is Vice President of Operations .  She has a strong accounting background and is key in the day-to-day operations for Avantek. 

Darcy Thompson is Director of Professional Relations, who has strong optical retail sales and management experience and has played a major role in our successful market testing.

.Avantek is a privately held company