PathSpot has welcomed former National Restaurant Association vice president Marc Lapides to lead sales and marketing for the food safety company.
Lapides began his role on August 1, and joins PathSpot with vast industry experience also listing Winsight Media amongst his former employers.
On joining, he said: “I’m thrilled to join PathSpot and founders Christine Schindler and Dutch Waanders.
“I instantly liked Christine and Dutch when I met them at this year’s National Restaurant Association Show, but what made the decision easy was their sincere commitment to making a difference in public health. That’s an easy mission to rally around.”
Co-founder Schindler was equally happy with Lapides’ appointment, saying: “We’re so happy to have Marc on-board.
“His time at the NRA, years in the restaurant space, and experience with brands and organizations including Coca-Cola, Hershey, Cosi Restaurants, the White House, Leo Burnett, Razorfish, and others made for a great match for PathSpot.
“Demand for PathSpot is off the charts from restaurants taking a serious look at food safety. Marc is here to help identify new partners and spread the word about our simple, yet effective tool in the fight against foodborne illness.”
And Waanders added: “PathSpot monitors the frequency and efficacy of handwashing of every front line and back-of-the-house employee, ensuring compliance with proper procedures.
“Every restaurant of every size – and their diners – can benefit by ensuring workers hands are clean when preparing and serving meals.”
PathSpot manufactures a system that protects food service companies and their customers from the threat of foodborne illness.
The PathSpot device scans employees’ hands to identify the presence of harmful contamination, all in less than 2 seconds.
A number of large chains, smaller operators, and universities across the food service industry have launched PathSpot, where the system is alerting employees of invisible contamination, enhancing a positive culture around sanitation, and using data to help plan and protect against future risk.