GARY DOWNEY, PE, ATP, CPE
Ergonomic Technologies Corporation, Syosset, New York (3/2004 – present)
USPS Ergonomic Risk Reduction Process Ergonomist (Contractor)
Install ergonomics process at United States Postal Processing & Distribution plants.
Analyze workstations and processes to reduce musculoskeletal disorders.
Conduct ergonomics related training for labor unions, OSHA and management.
Develop and guide industrial ergonomics teams.
ErgoMethods, Olathe, Kansas (12/2002 – present)
Senior Engineering Consultant (Contractor)
Analyze and accommodate job sites to reduce injuries and ergonomic risk factors.
Conduct customized on-site ergonomics related training.
Develop, teach and guide industrial ergonomics teams.
The Capper Foundation, Topeka, Kansas (1997 – 1/2003)
Rehabilitation Engineering Coordinator
Designed and manufactured assistive technology for people with disabilities in the work, school, community and home environment.
Evaluated and assessed clients’ abilities and needs.
Directed Rehabilitation Engineering Program reports, budget projections, cost accountability and organization.
Guided the operation of the company as part of a management team.
Coordinated the logistics, assessments, and generation of multi-authored reports as the team leader for therapists that provided services across the state of Kansas.
Learned new technology and software on short notice in order to evaluate and train clients, parents, and teachers.
Trained professionals, consumers, and clients on the use of assistive technology.
Presented assistive technology concepts to large and small groups.
The University of Tennessee-Memphis, Memphis, Tennessee (1995 – 1997)
Researched assistive technology for people with disabilities.
Lead a team of designers, engineers and students to develop assistive technology.
Prototyped a surgical instrument which measures force in the carpal tunnel ligament.
Designed ergonomically correct assembly tools for the Saturn assembly plant in conjunction with manufacturing groups and engineers.
Utilized CAD, modeling, finite element and other software to develop technology.
General Motors Corporation, Pontiac, Michigan (1994 – 1995)
Product Service Engineer
Researched data on product concerns in the field.
Developed and verified service fixes in collaboration with product engineers, manufacturing engineers, assembly workers, and service technicians.
Wrote Technical Service Bulletins and Recall Campaigns for use by Chevrolet and GMC technicians.
Certified Professional Ergonomist
Board of Certification in Professional Ergonomics
Licensed Professional Engineer
Kansas State Board of Technical Professions
Certified Assistive Technology Practitioner
Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America
Master of Science, Biomedical Engineering
University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center, Memphis, Tennessee
Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering
Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa
HONORS AND SERVICE
Chair Job Accommodations and Ergonomics Group for RESNA
RESNA/PVA Design Competition winner
General Motors Scholar
Clyde M. Eppard Scholar (NSPE)
State of Iowa Scholar
Pi Tau Sigma member
(Topeka Capital-Journal article)
(RESNA Essay for Engineer’s Week)
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