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Paul Barnhill

Paul Barnhill

Paul Barnhill is Chief Operations Officer and head Engineer at Meritech, the leader in automated employee hygiene. He has over 28 years of experience working with professionals in food manufacturing, healthcare, and foodservice to understand the challenges they face when creating hygiene programs and how to overcome these obstacles through education and automated technologies. Helping food processing and packaging facilities produce safe and healthy products through hygiene excellence is a passion for him and he often speaks on best practices in hand hygiene, footwear sanitation, and the science behind pathogen removal.

Recent Posts by Paul Barnhill:

What is a Captive Footwear Program? A captive footwear program is truly the precipice of great footwear hygiene practices at any organization. “Captive” or “Zoned” footwear is a subcategory of …

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Topics:Footwear Hygiene ResourcesFood Processing

Choosing Footwear that is Easily Cleaned and Sanitized Not only is the hygiene method a key part of any footwear hygiene program, but the type of footwear used at your …

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Topics:Footwear Hygiene Resources

Now that you’ve created a food safety culture, it’s time to discuss how to maintain and reinforce this new culture at your facility. These three areas of reinforcement can help …

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Topics:Food ProcessingFood Safety Culture

This is the third article in our continued discussion about food safety culture plans, you can read the other posts here: 1. What is a food safety culture? 2. What …

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Topics:Food ProcessingFood Safety Culture

Welcome to the second post in Meritech's continuing series on food safety culture! The previous post discussed the importance of building a food safety culture into your organization. This time, …

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Topics:Food ProcessingFood Safety Culture

Unquestionably, food safety is a primary focus for every food manufacturer. However, while a lot of effort is put into food safety processes and procedures, many of these don’t account …

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Topics:Food ProcessingFood Safety Culture

An effective shoe sanitizing program is key in preventing employee work shoes from contaminating production zones and ultimately finished food products. Unfortunately some common practices for shoe sanitation in food …

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Topics:Food ProcessingCleanTech® Footwear Hygiene

ISO Clean Room Standards and classifications are one of the most complex – yet essential – parts of designing and building a clean room. There are many important questions that …

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Topics:Cleanroom & Pharma

Everyone understands the importance of good hand hygiene, but the reality is that out in the real world… most people don’t understand the power of hand hygiene to reduce the …

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Topics:Hand Hygiene Resources

We get it; you have a lot on your plate. Enforcing rules, regulations, and health standards. It’s a lot to keep up with. There is so much you have to …

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Topics:Hand Hygiene Resources