Dr. John Hanlin, vice president, Research, Development and Engineering (RD&E) for food safety, supporting Ecolab’s Global Food & Beverage division. He supports the Division’s food safety platforms and works extensively with Ecolab’s customers and account teams as a public health consultant. His subject matter expertise in GMP food safety and public health provides the foundation for both a divisional and enterprise-wide view of the world’s greatest challenges from infectious disease.
A major focus of his efforts centres on food and waterborne pathogens including Salmonella, Listeria and the bacteria that cause Legionnaires’ disease. Dr. Hanlin is highly engaged with leaders in food safety outside the company. He has built strong relationships with government agencies, academic partners and industry trade association groups.
During his tenure with Ecolab, Dr. Hanlin,
- Established Ecolab’s global public health platform.
- Enabled Nalco Water to be recognized by the U.S. CDC as a public/private partner.
- Delivered more than 200 customer and industry presentations in food safety and public health.
- Published articles on food safety, sanitation practices, Legionella and other waterborne pathogens.
Dr. Hanlin is a member of the International Association for Food Protection.
Dr. Hanlin received a bachelor’s degree in biology and microbiology from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland, an MBA from Temple University and a Ph.D. in biology and microbiology from Syracuse University.