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IISE Announces a New Collaboration between the Applied Ergonomics Society and the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 

Collaboration offers access to wider knowledge base and improved information transfer

Atlanta, GA – March 15, 2022 – The Applied Ergonomics Society (AES) has signed a collaboration memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES), creating a formal working relationship between the two organizations. The agreement will allow members from both societies, representing the spectrum of human factors and ergonomics (HF/E) professionals, to connect via networking opportunities and formally open lines of communications between each organization’s members that could spur identification of knowledge voids and improve translation and adoption of new knowledge.

Both organizations share common goals to advance HF/E knowledge, expand the reach and awareness of the HF/E discipline, and ultimately improve human-systems interactions. HFES members, which include students, researchers and industry practitioners, will be able to further engage with AES’ members, who use their expertise to apply research findings for successful implementation within workplace settings.

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About AES

AES, the Applied Ergonomics Society, is a worldwide resource for the ergonomics profession dedicated solely to the support of the profession and individuals involved with improving workplace performance, quality, sustainability and employee availability. AES supports the Annual Applied Ergonomics Conference, a conference where attendees gather from around the world to share best practices with other professionals in ergonomics, healthcare, safety, human resources and risk management.

To provide knowledge, training, and networking opportunities to enhance the skills and effectiveness of the ergonomics professional.

To be the first choice for individuals who seek information to advance, promote and unite the ergonomics profession globally and one of the leading professional ergonomics organizations in the world. AES is a society within IISE, an international, nonprofit association that provides leadership for the application, education, training, research, and development of industrial engineers, human factors/ergonomics professionals, healthcare providers and related professions.

Meet the Board 2022-23

President 2022 - 2023
Gary Allread

Program Director, SRI-Ergonomics
The Ohio State University
Columbus, OH

Immediate Past President 2022 - 2023
Ben Zavitz
Chief Ergonomist
Ergo Human Performance, LLC
Brunswick, ME

President-Elect 2022 - 2023
Bobbie Watts

Director of Ergonomics
Michelin Americas
Greenville, SC

Director 2021 - 2024
Julie Thompson

Technical Director - Organizational Practices
Liberty Mutual Insurance 
East Syracuse, NY

Director 2022 - 2025
Martha Parker

Ergonomist/Project Manager III
Texas A&M Ergo Center
College Station, TX


Director 2022 - 2025
Amanda Kauder-Warren

Industrial Engineer
Kysor Warren
Columbus, GA

Director 2020 - 2023
Eric Hassen

Director of Business Development
Caster Connection
Columbus, OH

Director 2020 - 2023
Gary Orr

Health Scientist - Ergonomist
US Department of Labor
Washington, DC

Director 2022 - 2024
Anuja Patil

Risk Control Product Consulting Director – Ergonomics
CNA Insurance
San Pedro, CA

Appointed 2021 - 2023
Jose Banaag

Industrial Engineer