Furniture Design Expert in Ergonomic Engineering

Case Description:

A furniture design expert with experience in the design and manufacture of office furniture was requested for a product liability case. The defendant was a leader in ergonomic design and one of the world's largest manufacturers of desks, chairs, and workspace systems.

IMS ExpertServices was asked to locate furniture design experts with significant ergonomic engineering experience in the human factors of chair design and manufacture. Specifically, the client sought an expert with experience in evaluating and designing chairs in terms of ergonomics features.

Experts Presented:

  • Office Furniture Expert

    With nearly 30 years of experience in the office furniture industry, this furniture design expert has expertise with the design and manufacture of office seating. He has held various positions in production management, quality assurance, engineering, sales and marketing for some of the major players in the office furniture industry. Currently he draws on his long career in ergonomics and engineering as a consultant to the furniture industry. Additionally, he has experience conducting product examination and incident analysis and provides expert witness services for product liability claims specializing in swivel office chairs. IMS Reference #5021538

  • Ergonomic Design Expert

    Currently an ergonomics and design consultant, this ergonomic engineering expert has more than three decades of experience in ergonomic seating and furniture design. A researcher and innovator, he is a named inventor on multiple patents related to chair design and office seating. At one point he directed new product design for one of the giants of the office furniture industry where his designs won international recognition. He has previously conducted safety and ergonomics research on chair design. This expert is an experienced expert witness who has given testimony at deposition. IMS Reference #5010607

  • Industrial Design Engineering Expert

    This furniture design expert is internationally recognized in the area of occupational ergonomics, safety, and classical industrial engineering. He is a registered Professional Engineer and a Certified Professional Ergonomist who holds a Ph.D. and M.S. in industrial engineering. He has published more than 150 articles in national and international journals on ergonomics engineering and the application of industrial engineering to workplace systems. He has previously served as a testifying expert witness both at deposition and at trial. IMS Reference #5042815

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