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Mark your calendar for the highly anticipated Applied Ergonomics Conference (AEC) on March 25-28, 2019, at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans. #AppliedErgo2019

Going cognitive with manufacturing ergonomics

The next generation of manufacturing process design should consider not only physical ergonomics but cognitive ergonomics.

AEC Free Webinar Series

The Applied Ergonomics Conference Committee hosts a series of free webinars to showcase the valuable content at AEC. Check out the upcoming schedule and past recordings.

Message From the President

Being asked to be the first President of AES, the global leader for the applied ergonomics profession, was an honor and a privilege. I'm excited about the opportunity to help build the Society so that we can provide all ergonomists and those interested in ergonomics with a full array of services and networking opportunities. One way we will be doing that is providing our members with a newsletter that highlights projects and research that use applied ergonomics as well as highlight resources that will help our members do their jobs. I'd like to offer a special thanks to Gary Allread (AES Board of Directors) for helping get this first newsletter ready.
As of June 25th, we already have 84 members: 68 professional members and 16 student members. Please know that your AES officers and Board of Directors are working hard to develop the Society and resources that will be beneficial to our members so please feel free to contact any of us with any suggestions, questions or feedback you may have. The AES officers and Board of Directors are highlighted in this newsletter so you know who they all are.
I also ask that you please consider getting involved by volunteering to help build the Society. Contact any of the officers or Board of Directors to get involved. Please help us get the word out about the Society by telling your friends and colleagues about AES. Thanks!!

Teresa Bellingar,  AES President

Meet your Board Members

Amanda Mewborn  

Technical Vice President

Amanda Mewborn

Amanda Mewborn is an industrial engineer and registered nurse specializing in healthcare improvement. She serves as Senior Vice President of Technical Operations for the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers. As Executive Director of Project Management at Piedmont Healthcare in Atlanta, she is working on a $450 Million hospital expansion.

Teresa Bellingar   

AES President

Teresa Bellingar

Teresa Bellingar, PhD, CPE is the Senior Corporate Ergonomist for Haworth, Inc.  She is responsible for working on product development projects to ensure ergonomics & ADA are considered during the design process, completing/managing research related to ergonomics, and participating on North American ergonomic standard committees & BIFMA seating standard committees.

Ben Zavitz   


Ben Zavitz

Ben Zavitz, CPE, is the President of Ergo Human Performance LLC and has over 22 years' experience working for Boeing, General Dynamics, and as a consultant.  He has a BSc in Kinesiology/Ergonomics from the University of Waterloo and was trained in Lean Manufacturing by the Japanese Shingijutsu Consulting firm. 

Dr. Gary Allread   

Dr. Gary Allread

Dr. Gary Allread works for SRI-Ergonomics at The Ohio State University, where he directs ergonomics consulting and training activities and translates ergonomics research for use by companies and organizations nationwide.  Gary is a Certified Professional Ergonomist and has published numerous articles, including several in the journals Applied Ergonomics and Spine.

Wayne S. Maynard   

Wayne S. Maynard

Wayne S. Maynard, CSP, CPE is a Product Director with Liberty Mutual, Risk Control Services specializing in ergonomics and Tribology (slip/falls). He has 40 years experience with Liberty Mutual and for the last 23 worked with the former Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety on development of evidence based products and tools supporting practitioner needs.

Jose Carlos N Banaag   

Jose Carlos N Banaag

Jose Carlos N Banaag, MS, CPE Honda of America MFG., Inc. As a Staff Engineer with Honda of America MFG., Inc., José Banaag currently leads the ergonomics program for Honda's North America region. José has over 25 years of practical experience in the field. He is a Certified Professional Ergonomist as designated by the Board of Certification for Professional Ergonomics.

Sandra Smithson Sellers   

Sandra Smithson Sellers

Sandra Smithson Sellers, PE, CPE, has more than 20 years of experience in industrial ergonomics. She is passionate about participatory ergonomics and has facilitated two winning Ergo Cup teams while with Honda of America Manufacturing. Sandra is an ergonomist at Walt Disney Parks and Resorts in Florida.

Amanda Kauder   

Amanda Kauder

Amanda Kauder graduated from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in 2009 with a BS degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering.  She has been a member of the AEC since 2012 and has endeavored to continuously bring awareness to the benefits of Ergonomics and Human Factors to my fellow Engineers

We are proud to announce a new Society to IISE, the Applied Ergonomics Society (AES)

There are 3 unique levels of membership intended to meet the needs of everyone in this community:

  • Students - we want to provide students the opportunity to network and develop in this profession. AES will help them share solutions and obtain professional certifications, as well as provide ongoing professional development.

    Price: $37 for IISE membership and an additional $5 for AES membership

  • Professionals - This level includes full benefits from IISE including:
    • The monthly ISE Magazine
    • Webinars
    • Member discounts on conferences and training
    • Membership in IISE Connect, the new vibrant online community
    • A subscription to IISE’s quarterly journal for occupational ergonomics
    Price: $154 for IISE membership and an additional $35 for AES membership
    Note: There is a $15 processing fee for first-time professional members.

  • Affiliate Members - focused on people working on the shop floor or other settings who may be participating in the Ergo Cup. Benefits include short, modular online training courses in applied ergonomics, safety and other areas. They will have opportunities to network, share ideas on workplace improvement and continued development and support for applied ergonomics in the workplace.

    Price: $77 for AES only membership

New Members - Join Here Existing IISE Members - Join Here

Share Your Knowledge at the 2019 Applied Ergonomics Conference

Abstracts can now be submitted for next year's  Applied Ergonomics Conference  as it makes its way to the Big Easy on  March 25-28, 2019.  This is an excellent opportunity for you to present your ergonomics findings, solutions, and expertise with other practitioners from around the world.

The specific educational tracks of the 2019 conference include:

  • Advancements in Ergonomics
  • Ergonomics In Action
  • Ergonomics in Health, Safety and the Environment (HSE)
  • Ergonomics Programs
  • Master Track
  • Multi-Skilled Ergonomics Practitioners
  • Office Ergonomics Programs and Applications
  • Posters

Abstracts can be submitted  here , through July 24th, 2018

AES Newsletters

June 2018 Newsletter