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Eagle Team Bios

Steve Profile ShotSteve Ardagh is the founder and CEO of Eagle Protect. After establishing Eagle Protect as an industry leader in New Zealand, he relocated with his family to the US in January 2016 and launched Eagle Protect PBC, bringing Eagle's values of providing products that are certified food safe, ethically sourced and environmentally better. Steve is driven to keep consumers safe by reducing the risk of foodborne illness one high-quality disposable glove at a time. Read about Steve as an Expert Source here


Lynda Profile ShotLynda Ronaldson is part owner and Vice President of Marketing at Eagle Protect with responsibility for marketing strategy, brand management and media partnerships. She is passionate about food safety and is determined to improve food safety programs in the US food industry through education and collaborative research. Reigning from Scotland, prior to Eagle Lynda worked as a physical therapist.


Barry Michaels Profile ShotBarry Michaels is an international scientific consultant on food safety, infectious disease transmission and glove use, and has been an independent advisor to academic institutions, government regulatory agencies, industry and nonprofit organizations. He and scientific collaborator Professor Griffith have worked on behalf of the B. Michaels Group Inc., an international scientific consultancy organization. Michaels & Griffith each have a lifetime of experience in the fields of infectious disease investigation, control and prevention in the food and healthcare industries.




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Press REleases

Jan-19-22      Eagle Protect Sounds Alarm on Supply Chain Contamination

Mar-31-21      PPE Company Sets Industry Leading Sustainability Goals

Feb-25-21      Toxic Chemical in Gloves Responsible for Cannabis Recall

Feb-02-21      New COO to drive socially & environmentally responsible PPE growth

Jul-7-20         World's Only B Corp™ Certified PPE Supplier Gains Fourth Certification; Helps Reduce Coronavirus Waste

Apr-16-20      Glove Specialist Eagle Protect Advises Individuals & Companies Using Gloves in Prevention of COVID-19 Transmission

Feb-27-20      Foodborne Illness Pathogens & Fecal Contaminants Found on New Disposable Gloves

Mar-5-19        Companies Use Better Gloves to Make Large Environmental Impact

Jan-15-19      World's Largest Disposable Glove Manufacturer Accused of Labor Rights Abuse

Jan-10-19      Are FDA Compliant Disposable Gloves Food Safe?

May-22-18     Eagle Protect Sets Sustainability Goals to Reduce Customers' Emissions

Feb-1-18        New Formulation Nitrile Gloves Reduce Food Pathogen Risk

Jan-22-18      Eagle Protect Discontinues Vinyl Glove Sales Due to Food Safety Risks

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About Eagle Protect PBC

Eagle Protect supplies ethically sourced disposable gloves and protective clothing. Eagle’s passion for improving their customers' food safety and sustainability practices has led to the ongoing collaboration and research with Barry Michaels and is dedicated to helping the food industry reduce glove related cross-contamination risks.

Founded in New Zealand in 2006, Eagle Protect grew rapidly to now supply approximately 80% of the primary food processing industry with their core range of products.

Eagle Protect became a certified B Corporation® in 2012, the first company, New Zealand to achieve the certification. Recertification has been awarded consecutively since 2012 and Eagle remains the world’s only B Corp certified disposable glove and clothing specialist. In 2017 Eagle Protect was certified Child Labor Free* to Manufacturing level for a certain range of products - the world’s first and only disposable glove and clothing specialists to earn both distinctions.

*The organization behind Child Labor Free has ceased offering accreditation renewal, effective December 2020.

Eagle's Latest Food Safety Research

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