Eric Makela serves as a Vice President, Global Accounts for Ecolab’s Food and Beverage division. He oversees critical corporate relationships at an enterprise level, and he collaborates with customers to enhance and optimize operations across their entire network. He joined Ecolab in 2002 in the Pest Elimination department and has had a diverse 21-year career with Ecolab. Eric has built his career in various different operations, sales, and leadership roles in Ecolab’s industrial businesses. He has spent the majority of his career working with and supporting a wide array of customers in the food, beverage and agribusiness industries to deliver solutions for their sustainability, operational, sanitation, quality and food safety challenges. Eric has a Bachelor’s degree in Consumer Affairs / Business and Finance from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.