An Audience with Rodger Macfarlane | Technical Director, Culligan Middle East

In this session, Rodger will trace his Career journey from his graduation as a chemical engineer to his key role in the Middle East, a global leader in water treatment. After the session, students will have an opportunity to interact with the speaker. 

In 2016 Culligan Middle East’s Technical Director Rodger Macfarlane (in picture), along with his chemical product development team developed a process leveraging Culligan’s filtration and water purification expertise to produce a safe and cost-effective alternative to chlorine dioxide for the treatment of drinking water.

Shortly after it was certified as being in compliance with NSF/ANSI 60 “Drinking Water Treatment Chemicals – Health Effects” and has become one of our best-selling products for the healthcare and hospitality sectors. The product is included on the local municipality List of Approved Professional Use for Business-to-Business “B2B” Biocides.


With demand for sanitizers increasing dramatically during the pandemic, Rodger and his team developed a “ready-to-use” version of the product called SafeGuard 45H25 for use as a surface and skin sanitizer and in sanitization tunnels. Tests have proven it to be extremely effective against a wide range of microbes while being very safe for humans.