DesignPlex Biomedical Members

The members of DesignPlex Biomedical are highly experienced individuals who bring a wealth of ingenuity and expertise to the company. Thanks to this team, DesignPlex continues to excel in the field of medical devices.

Robert Benkowski (2)Robert Benkowski, Managing Director 

Mr. Benkowski has worked at impressive biomedical companies before founding DesignPlex,  He has  focused on development and manufacturing of Class 1-3 medical devices and consumer medical products, and has been responsible for both Class 3 implantable medical device manufacturing and biologic manufacturing domestically and internationally. He has built-out both medical device and biologic  facilities and has supply chain and process validation experience.


Mike PattersonMichael Patterson, CFO/COO

Mr. Patterson has significant biomedical experience achieved from over 25 years within the pharmaceutical, medical device, and biotech industries. He has held leadership roles as Chief Financial Officer, President, Chief Operating Officer and Board Member both domestically and globally.  With an exceptional track record in high growth, entrepreneurial companies, he has achieved over $1.5 billion of value creation with exits to private equity and public companies.  Prior to joining DesignPlex, Mr. Patterson was Chief Financial Officer for Smith & Nephew / United States.

Javier Javier Oliver, Mechanical Engineer/Designer

With a Bachelors of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University, Mr. Oliver has joined the DesignPlex team as a Texas-licensed professional engineer. He is experienced in many forms of engineering, and is one of only 1500 certified SolidWorks experts in the world. He is also an Advanced Sheet Metal, Surfacing, Drawings, and Mold Specialist. Mr. Oliver has the expertise to make sure that DesignPlex Biomedical produces only the safest and highest quality medical devices.

Laurent Benkowski, Clinical and Market Development

Laurent Benkowski serves in driving Clinical and Business Development. He has worked with medical device startups  and in fortune 500 arenas for over 20 years where he developed strategic and entrepreneurial skill sets bringing clinically transformative products to market. Laurent has been leading organizations with a focus on international business development, clinical program development  and sales operations. Prior to  joining DesignPlex Biomedical, Laurent served as Vice President Clinical Operations at Colubris MX, and Director of Sales Operations for Preventice Solutions.   He received a B.S. in Biology from Northern Illinois University and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.