GOLDEN, Colo., Dec. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Meritech, manufacturer of the world’s only fully automated, completely touch-free handwashing systems as well as a full line of footwear scrubbing and sanitizing equipment, is pleased to announce the promotion of Michele Colbert to President of Meritech and the simultaneous promotion of Alison Smith to Vice President of Sales. Both promotions respond to Meritech’s explosive growth in the employee hygiene industry in many markets over the past five years.
“We are delighted to promote Michele to president of Meritech,” said Jim Glenn, CEO. “Michele has been a key leader of the company since our first days. Her promotion to president is a reflection of her leadership and long time commitment to improving public health and to the safety of our food supply. Michele is a visionary leader whose passion energizes all who work with her, not just the members of her team but also her customers and other experts in the hygiene and cleaning and sanitation world.”
Ms. Colbert has over 25 years of experience in various hygiene and sanitation markets and is a recognized expert in hand hygiene and footwear hygiene practices as a means for reducing the spread of disease. Michele’s new responsibilities include oversight of Meritech global sales efforts, as well as responsibility for all customer service and customer care. She will also continue to have oversight of the marketing team and will help shape the strategic direction of the company.
Alison Smith, who joined Meritech three years ago as a Sales Manager with responsibility for all West Coast sales and for all Cleanroom industry sales, has been promoted to Vice President of Sales, where she will have the primary responsibility for sales strategy and leading the growing team of Regional and Product Sales Managers.
“Alison is a perfect fit to fill the VP of Sales role due to her extensive industry experience, her product knowledge and her leadership skills,” said Michele Colbert, newly appointed President of Meritech. “Alison has established herself as an expert in employee hygiene in a very short period of time, and she will be hiring and training and then leading new Regional Sales Managers. It’s a very exciting time for the company and Alison has been a key part of Meritech’s success.”
Mrs. Smith was previously with VWR as a Production Chemical Specialist, and she also worked in sales and leadership roles at Thermo Fisher Scientific and Chata Biosystems.