In the late 1980s, Bennie was the CEO at Carolian Systems International, which was a firm that made business software for Hewlett-Packard. He arranged for an initial seed investment in 1988 of $1.5 million CAD into funding development of what would become the core computerized forms product, PerForm. This would go on to be the flagship product that would establish Delrina. He helped to orchestrate the sale of the firm to Symantec in November 1995, and for one year served as a Vice President on that firm’s board. In addition to Delrina, Bennie also played a major role in founding two other notable technology-related businesses: Ingram Micro and Mission Electronics.