Mocon Inc., Minneapolis, Minn., hired Alex Liu as an application specialist for the company’s GreenLight food safety product line.

Liu will help customers find solutions for complex bacterial detection issues, according to a news release.

“The objective is to provide an enhanced level of individual technical support,” Alan Traylor, business manager of food safety products, said in the release. “We wanted to have someone on our team who spoke the same ‘language’ as the person using the instrumentation.”

Mocon’s GreenLight series was created to provide fast, accurate and cost-effective results for bacterial testing. This helps packers and processors get perishable items to consumers faster, according to the release.

Liu will also work to expand GreenLight technology to more areas of food safety and healthcare.

He has food safety laboratory experience, with master’s degrees in both food science and biology, according to the release.