About

The Avantek Mounting System™ is the next generation technology for the rimless eyewear market. Our product is visibly different than the standard 3-piece rimless frame.  Avantek’s patented technology is the new standard for rimless eyewear; it eliminates the constraints of existing 3‑piece frame technology. We have simplified the attachment system of the frame to the lens. There are no holes in the lenses ... and since there are no holes or screws or rims, the precise optical properties of the lenses are preserved (see lens technology page).... and the optical zone has no intrusions.

 
The design is clean ... almost like having no frames at all!
 
And the product is simple … easy to clean, no screws to come loose, no wires to loose nor lenses to fall out.
 
Inventors of Avantek Eyewear:
 
Bob Zider (President/CEO) and John Krumme (Chief Development Officer) are the inventors of the Avantek Mounting System™.  Bob and John were also the inventors of Flexon®, the most significant innovation in eyewear frame technology in the past two decades.  Avantek Eyewear is a company that was spun-out from the Beta Group (www.betagroupllc.com), where Bob and John have partnered for years and have developed other commercially successful products in the medical device and healthcare markets.
 
Bob Zider is currently the President of The Beta Group and has previously held management leadership roles as Vice President at Boston Consulting Group, and technical roles at Pratt & Whitney and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.  Bob holds a B.S.C.E. from the University of Virginia and an M.B.A. from Harvard and John a Masters in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford.
 
John Krumme is currently the owner and President of Figure 8 Surgical and has previously held management roles with GE, HP, and Raychem.
 
Avantek’s Management Team:
 
Jim Zuegel is Avantek’s Chief Operating Officer.  He is an experienced executive with operations, manufacturing, and product development startup medical device experience at a number of SF Bay Area companies;  he served as Vice President of Operations at Acclarent, Cardica, and Atrionix. In his prior positions, Jim held management and technical positions with increasing responsibility and authority at IsoStent, Gynecare, Origin MedSystems, Vitaphore Corporation and SRI International. Jim holds B.S. and M.Eng. degrees in Chemical Engineering from Cornell University.
 
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.
 
Grant Zider is Avantek’s National Product Manager.  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.