Paul Lopolito is a senior technical services manager for the Life Sciences Division of STERIS Corporation (Mentor, Ohio). He currently provides global technical support related to process cleaning, cleaning validation and contamination control, which includes field support, site audits, training presentations and educational seminars. Paul has over 20 years of industry experience and has held positions as a technical services manager, manufacturing manager and laboratory manager. Paul is a frequent speaker at industry events including IVT, PDA, ISPE, INTERPHEX, ACS, ACHEMA, AALAS and LAMA. Paul has published several articles and book-chapters related to cleaning validation and contamination control. He earned a B.A. in Biological Sciences from Goucher College in Towson, MD.