GermBlast® was founded with a mission. In the last 12 years we have created a sustainable and successful low cost cleaning franchise business model with a mission to prevent infection and put an end to the needless spread of easily communicable diseases in our common and critical environments. Our business continues to grow and expand. With the heightened awareness in the nation, and the world, about the growing risk of infections, our mission at GermBlast® has only become more critical to industry, communities, individuals and government organizations.

Our Mission

We are a company on a mission to eradicate illness from your everyday life by making sure the environments you spend your time in enhance your health, rather than risk it.

How we will achieve that mission:

GermBlast® and our low cost cleaning franchise business partners will push the boundaries of infection prevention because we refuse to believe that infections “just happen”. We’ll partner with our clients to create a healthier environment conducive to enhancing the end product for their stakeholders, whether that end product is access to education by students, a retail environment shoppers feel safe in, a government facility operating at 100%, or a 0% re-infection risk for patients, GermBlast® will remove the environmental hurdles to that end product.

Our partnerships are guided by this mutual belief that most infections are preventable.

Led by Microbiologist and Biochemist, Chris Truitt, Ph.D., our R&D facility in Lubbock, Texas stays on the cutting edge of products and techniques that assist with our mission and validate products for their effectiveness before rolling them out to the field.

We will provide the education, certifications, training, and support that our infection control business franchise owners need to further the GermBlast®mission successfully.

Our Team

Rodney Madsen
Rodney MadsenCEO & Epidemiologist

Rodney Madsen is one of the three founding partners who formed GermBlast® in 2009. A successful entrepreneur and epidemiologist with over 25 years of experience in the healthcare industry, Rodney’s passion for infection control and prevention stems from healthcare-associated infections that challenged his own family as well as his conviction that these kinds of infections can be avoided.

Rodney attended Texas Tech University and earned a Master’s degree in Business Management and Engineering Technology at Wayland Baptist University. He is now pursuing a Doctorate of Public Health at Walden University.

A married father of two, Rodney is passionate about serving his community and currently holds a seat on the Parkridge Pregnancy Advisory Council.

Industry and Biological Certifications: T-CHEST, HAZWOPER 24, Certified Biological Responder

WESLEY GOLDWATERChief Information Officer

Wes joined the GermBlast team in April 2012. A native of Lubbock, Texas, Wes graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Lubbock Christian University in 2004 and an MBA from Texas Tech University in 2007. Wes also earned an Advanced Certificate in Health Organization Management from TTU.

In addition to his impressive educational background, Wes brings an immeasurable degree of process development expertise and innovation to the GermBlast team. Wes’ personal interests involve mountain biking and computer programming.

Certifications: T-CHEST, CSSGB

CHRISTOPHER TRUITT, PhD.Chief Science Officer

Microbiologist and Biochemist, Dr. Chris Truitt joined the GermBlast team in 2010 to head our research and development initiative. By testing and researching all of GermBlast’s methods, chemicals and equipment, Dr. Truitt validates and improves our existing processes and technologies and designs for the future of the infection prevention industry.

Chris not only embodies the spirit and ingenuity of the sciences, but he also has a deep passion for advancing knowledge, and for the past 18 years has taught at both Wayland Baptist University and Texas Tech University.

A married father of two, Dr. Truitt has a Bachelor’s degree in Biology and Chemistry from Adams State University and earned his Ph.D. in Biochemistry at Texas Tech University. And when not giving lectures and conducting research, you’ll find him exploring the great outdoors.

Certifications: T-CHEST

TRIPP BORENVice President, Franchising

Tripp Boren joined the GermBlast® team in June of 2020. With over 20 years experience managing projects and operations for organizations ranging from software startups to large publicly traded companies, Tripp’s passion for leading teams through growth and change while concurrently establishing best practices for project management and continually improving operations makes him an excellent choice to lead our franchisees through startup to success.

Tripp has a B.A. in Photocommunications from Texas Tech University, has been married to his wife, Amy, for over 20 years and together they have two children.


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