Aaron Mertens has been a member of the STERIS Life Sciences Contamination Control Solutions as a Technical Service Manager since January 2015. In this role, Aaron has responsibility for providing global technical support primarily for Critical Environments (i.e. environmental sanitizers, disinfectants, sporicides), Sterility Assurance Products (i.e. biological and chemical indicators), and Barrier Products Solutions (i.e. sterilization wrapping), application and validation.
Previously, Aaron has held a number of positions within the Pharmaceutical Industry, specializing in cleaning, disinfection, sterilization and contamination control in parenteral drug manufacturing. In these roles, he has gained experience interfacing with industry regulatory agencies (FDA, EMEA, Japan), representing quality assurance programs.
Aaron has been a member of various industry organizations (PDA, ISPE) since 1999, contributing by presenting posters and talks at meetings, as well as participating in local chapter functions. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Genetics from the University of Wisconsin – Madison.