Daniel Gottesman
Daniel Gottesman, MSIE, CPE

In 2021 Dan Gottesman took an early retirement from corporate life to devote his time to increasing the application of Ergonomics and Human Factors in support of initiatives toward Sustainability and addressing Climate Change. This work has thus far included serving the HFES Sustainability Task Force as co-lead and the IEA Sustainable Development technical committee Energy and Mobility sub-committee also as co-lead, and launching a series of Dialogues exploring the intersection of Ergonomics & Human Factors with Sustainability and Climate Change. Way back in 1987 Dan entered the academic ergonomics sphere, with 4 years at the Center for Ergonomics at the University of Michigan and then 4 years at the Low Back Pain Rehabilitation Engineering Center at the University of Vermont. Subsequently he worked in ergonomics consulting, supporting clients in both industrial and office environments. After consulting Dan entered the corporate world working 16 years at The Boeing Company serving as the site ergonomist in Philadelphia, providing a broad range of ergonomics support including Tool Design, manufacturing, office work, facilities and everything else. Throughout Dan’s time at The Boeing Company he supported Enterprise efforts serving on the Ergonomics Process Management Team, completing as the leader of Boeing’s Ergonomics Community of Practice. Dan volunteered during most of the last 25 years at the Applied Ergonomics Conference in a variety of roles including leading committees and for the last decade as a judge for the Ergo Cup. Dan also worked as a design engineer for hydraulic cylinders, a machinist, a maintenance engineer in a furniture factory, an irrigation equipment technician in desert agriculture, a plumber’s assistant, and as a dancer.
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