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Ergo Dave earned a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science at the University of Georgia which gives him a strong foundation in anatomy, physiology, work methods, stretching and wellness. Four years later he had completed two master’s degrees at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where he studied ergonomics in both the Exercise Science and Industrial Engineering departments. During his last year of graduate school, he was honored to be asked to develop and conduct 1/2 of a course on industrial ergonomics. While he was in graduate school, he began working at Ergonomic Engineering Incorporated, performing job assessments, awareness training and product testing. In 1997 he completed the BCPE requirements and became a board certified professional ergonomist. From 1997 to 2000, he was the sole plant ergonomist at General Motor's former stamping plant in western Michigan. In 2000, he left GM to work at Honda of America Manufacturing as a corporate ergonomist. At Honda, he helped draft and finalize Honda’s global ergonomics standards, and taught over 500 engineers in a 1 day course on the new ergo standards. Dave also developed Honda’s office ergo program and taught over 100 home grown office ergo reps. In 2009, Ergo Dave began working for the worlds largest missile maker, he is now the ergonomics program manager for it's 16,000 employees. Dave helped implement large scale culture based ergonomics processes at several major manufacturers. In 2018, Ergo Dave was asked formally to be a paid lecturer, and co-teach the University of Arizona Systems and Industrial Engineering course 410 Introduction to Human Factors and Ergonomics. In 2019, Ergo Dave completed all the requirements for BCSP Certified Safety Professional designation and earned the CSP credential.
Ergo Dave's volunteer and professional organizations:
Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
Board of Certification in Professional Ergonomics
American Society of Safety Engineers
University of Arizona Dept of Systems and Industrial Engineering
Board of Certified Safety Professionals
Saint Andrew’s Episcopal Church Tucson, AZ
RADA (Raytheon Alliance of Diverse Abilities)
Arizona School for the Deaf and Blind