CHARLESTON, S.C. – The trucking industry in 2012 included 294.7 cases of illness involving days away from work per 10,000 full time workers – almost 3 times the rate for all private industry occupations1. According to a CDC survey, they found that long-haul truck drivers are more likely to smoke, be overweight, and are less likely to be physically active compared to other US workers2. With some truck drivers being on the road for multiple months at a time, and not having the healthiest lifestyle, new technology allows for them to proactively protect themselves from malicious diseases while out on the road.

The Paerosol MAG, or micro-aerosol generator, is a proprietary disinfectant platform that can kill up to 99.9999% of viruses, bacteria, and mold3. Using proprietary technology, the Paerosol micro-aerosol generator takes the Paerolyte liquid disinfectant and turns it into a dry spray, allowing for the disinfectant to kill both airborne and surface-borne viruses, bacteria and mold with up to 99.9999% efficacy. Given how quickly the Paerosol micro-aerosol generator can fill up a typical sedan, the dry spray technology will work quickly and effortlessly inside of the truck cab and getting into all the hard to reach places, such as inside the air vents and getting into the seats themselves. The non-toxic liquid disinfectant, in conjunction with the Paerosol MAG, is a cost effective and easy to use way to disinfect the trucker’s second home.

“The use of the Paerosol MAG [micro-aerosol generator] in trucks can significantly decrease the spread of infectious diseases, especially given how far these trucks can go.”

  • Steve Gareleck, CEO of Paerosol LLC

About Paerosol – Paerosol is a platform which kills air and surface-borne mold, bacteria, and viruses at up to a 99.9999% rate of effectiveness. The Paerosol technology originated in the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (“PNNL”) which is managed and operated by Battelle Memorial Institute. As part of the Federal Lab Commission’s (“FLC”) efforts to commercialize federally owned technology within the private sector, Paerosol LLC (founded by Steve Gareleck, CEO and Scott Alderson, President) obtained the exclusive licensing rights to this disinfecting technology directly from Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Paerosol’s proprietary Dry Spray technology allows for Paerolyte’s liquid disinfectant to get into all corners and crevices of any space it’s placed in. Paerosol has been successfully tested by US & Foreign Government Agencies. The United States Defense Threat Reduction Agency successfully tested Paerosol against bio-agents including simulates of Anthrax and Ebola, common civilian and hospitals pathogens such as E Coli and Salmonella, antibiotic-resistant microbes, and viruses including H1N1 (swine flu), H5N1 (bird flu), MRSA, and the SARS-CoV-2 virus (COVID-19)2.  

About Steve Gareleck – Steve Gareleck is a professionally trained CEO and serial entrepreneur with 25 years of experience, who spent his first 5 years on Wall Street working as an Investment Banker, where he helped complete transactions including the privatization of R.J. Reynolds in a $20 Billion deal along with the National Enquirer acquisition of the Star Magazine.  Steve went on to start Cost Management Group, a Nationally recognized leader in the Technology Expense Management space with a key focus on Telecommunications.  He also started Infinite Resource Solutions, a Professional Services Company with a focus on MuleSoft implementations for fortune 500 companies.  As the Chairman of the Board of both Companies, Steve still maintains a close connection with both organizations.

About Scott Alderson – Scott is a serial entrepreneur with over 30 years of experience. Scott began his career in the financial software business working at Shepro-Braun Systems, where he managed the sales and consulting groups.   In 1996, he joined SS&C Technologies, Inc. as a Senior Vice President and Managing Director of the Hedge Fund Software Division.  In 2001, Scott was recruited as COO of Integrated Business Systems, a hedge fund software provider. Over three (3) years, Scott successfully grew the business to over 50 hedge fund clients and was responsible for the sale of the company to Sungard Financial Group.  In 2006, Scott founded Paladyne Systems, a cloud-based hedge fund operations platform.  In 2011, Paladyne Systems was sold to Broadridge Financial in excess of $100 million in acquisition value.   In 2013, Scott launched Lake Avenue Ventures, an early stage VC fund focused on “environmentally friendly”, “green” technology platforms.

  1. https://www.bls.gov/opub/mlr/2015/article/workplace-hazards-of-truck-drivers.htm
  2. https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/truck/health.html
  3. https://www.paerosol.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/PNNL-Paerosol-all-study-summary-from-BATTELLE-DoE.pdf, Pages 12 – 15
  4. National Research Council. 2013. The Unique U.S.-Russian Relationship in Biological

Science and Biotechnology: Recent Experience and Future Directions. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/18277. 153.

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