On a recent episode of The Inside Track on Business Innovators Radio with Markus Loving, Thomas Caruso, commercial director of controlled environments in the Americas for Vileda Professional, a brand of Freudenberg, discussed how his Vileda Team is Bringing The Clean Facility Approach to Manufactures All Across the Americas.
According to Caruso, The clean facility approach is a concept but it’s also the future of the way an end user looking at controlling their contamination in their facility.
Caruso said, “The bottom line is, humans are bringing in a big amount of the contamination that’s in the actual core cleaning room itself. And the clean facility approach looks at all the key areas where the personnel who are inside their core cleaning room may be coming from.”
When host Markus Loving asked what would you say is one of the biggest myths or misconceptions that your end users face, Caruso answered, “The end users in our market really are people who are manufacturing in controlled environments. So people like pharmaceuticals, bio-pharma, or even medical device; customers who are manufacturing solutions that go in or on the human body. These customers are really focused on the clean room or the controlled room and they’re looking for what’s out there in the clean room mop or a clean room tool. One of the biggest challenges is that the distribution base who manufacture in this space then go out, sell them that tool or that product where the customers really need to open up their minds for systems and complete contamination control. And looking outside of that core cleaning room is really important for the clean facility, which is where Vileda now in the Americas is focusing their time – is full contamination control in the whole facility rather than in just that controlled space.”
During the interview Caruso shared what his best advice to an end user manufacturer who’s considering this whole clean facility approach, explaining, “The best advice really is to sit down with one of our team and best understand how Vileda Professional and their systems can help bring the customer to their goals, which are typically to control contamination. We need to look at solution-based approach: look at all the areas of potential contamination within the facility and look at any potential area that can bring in the most amount, or the gross amount of stuff all the way into that core cleaning room, and demonstrate how our Clean Facility Approach can get the gross contaminants all the way to the fine contaminants and help you can control that. So let’s not just look at a mop or a wipe for a solution. Let’s look at the total system in removing the spills that are on the floor, cleaning the floor, sanitizing the floor, cleaning the surfaces themselves, with wipes and sponges and things of that nature.”
A 23 year veteran of the industry, Thomas Caruso was initially attracted to Vileda because they manufacture innovative cleaning systems, products that aren’t typically seen in the United States. The cleaning system that Caruso and his team have been introducing in the Americas were derived from European leading cleaning systems, which are extremely lightweight and extremely effective in removing bacteria particulate.
The interview concluded with Caruso saying “For myself, this has been a career. I’ve been doing this for 23 years. I’m personally excited for the challenge to bring solutions to the marketplace. I’m excited about the team that I have, who are professionals in contamination control. We have a representation throughout the Americas. I’m excited about the technical department that we have and the marketing folks and customer service. And I’m also excited about Vileda Professional’s commitment to innovation. Our innovation pipeline in the controlled environment space in extremely healthy, with new products being introduced every single year and a pipeline that is healthy for the next five years.”
To listen to the full interview of The Inside Track on Business Innovators Radio, visit: http://businessinnovatorsradio.com/thomas-caruso-vileda-professional-and-the-clean-facility-approach/
To learn more about Vileda Professional, please visit: http://ce.vileda-professional.com/
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