Paul Barnhill is Chief Technology 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. Mr. Barnhill often speaks on best practices in hand hygiene, footwear sanitation, and the science behind pathogen removal. Helping food processing and packaging facilities produce safe and healthy products through hygiene excellence is a passion for him. Prior to joining Meritech, Mr. Barnhill worked at Medtronic , Inc. a leader in cardiovascular equipment and implantable devices, in their Hemostasis division as a Mechanical Designer within the R&D department. Mr. Barnhill earned his accreditation degree from the A.I.D.D. (American Institute for Design & Drafting). When he's not inventing a new method for guaranteeing effective hygiene, you can find Mr. Barnhill spending time with his loving wife Ann of 26 years, son Josh, daughter-in-law-to-be Emily, and dog Beau at his home in Aurora, Colorado.