Last year, airborne infection control became the main focus of conversation. A topic that used to be relegated to health officials and infection control experts became commonplace in discussions among friends, family members, and even strangers.
Hospitals and businesses across the United States are changing their infection prevention and control procedures as a result of COVID-19, but even before the pandemic, the Life Balance founders realized that public facilities—especially hospitals—could be doing more to monitor and test airflow to limit the spread of airborne pathogens.
Life Balance Technologies was founded by Corey Kilpack and Steven Manz, longtime friends who combined their backgrounds in auditing, modeling, and infection control to develop the Life Balance software.
Corey and Steve realized that many hospitals had not been meeting the standards to which they agreed regarding air balancing and testing. This is problematic in any public building, but particularly in healthcare facilities because of the risk of spreading infection between patients or between patients and staff.
Here is a little more about their stories:
While working in the HVAC industry—specifically testing and balancing services for hospitals— Corey became dissatisfied with the reporting processes and systems. He developed his own infection control model that met the demanding needs of building engineers, but was tailored for the Infection Control Officers of hospitals. This model became the basis for Life Balance’s signature software, which overlays reports onto the Life Safety Maps that are common to every public building for better testing and reporting.
Corey and Kellee Kilpack live in Petaluma, California. They have seven children and five grandchildren. Corey thrives in the pastures and barns with his vintage Lamborghini tractors and his tool boxes. He has been testing and reporting infection control conditions in hospitals for 13 years.
Steve was the chief financial officer at multiple oilfield service companies and spent several years managing drilling technology companies prior to co-founding Life Balance. When the oil and gas industry took a nose-dive, Steve got serious about understanding the latest trends in data science and artificial intelligence applications, and even started learning how to write code. Steve understood the value of Corey’s approach, even before the COVID-19 pandemic, and partnered with him to create Life Balance Technologies.
Steve and Kristen Manz live in the Houston area and have three children. Steve plays golf regularly with one new knee and one old knee. He is also active in several local and international ministries and spends a few hours a week in a local yoga studio.
Want to learn more about the Life Balance software and how it can reduce infection and save lives? Contact Corey and Steve to learn more.