As the senior supervisor at the lab, he was responsible to the junior VP of development, but Hastings tried to rule with a light touch. His staff were bright, capable and resourceful - given some room to follow their inspiration, he was confident they would produce and time had proven him correct.
Benway was the new man, highly recommended and Hastings had high hopes for his work in menstrual relief. He had brought those hopes to this, their first update session, but those hopes were slowly sinking.
Over the past 23 minutes, despite his increasingly specific questions, Benway replied with only vague generalities and seemed to be devoting most of his attention to massaging the prostrate gland of a guinea pig he referred to as Bentley.