The "Human Side" of Humantech
"At Humantech, we take great pride in our work, but we take even greater pride in our people. This page is to share with you the human side of Humantech. It is our way of letting you see us as people and as friends, as parents and as impassioned individuals with rich and full lives. It is also a glimpse into our 'heart.'"
Franz Schneider, CEO
Bryan Picco (left) and Ryan Cowart
HT Welcomes Two New Consultants
After already completing two internships with Humantech, Bryan Picco returns as an Associate Consultant and Ergonomics Engineer. Bryan graduated with a B.S. and an M.S. in Kinesiology, with specializations in Ergonomics and Occupational Biomechanics, from the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada. His research at the University of Waterloo involved modeling upper limb injury risk exposures during occupational tasks. Originally from Wawa, Ontario, Bryan has been an avid curler since the age of six, but claims to have never participated in organized hockey.
Ryan Cowart, AEP, has joined Humantech as an Associate Consultant and Ergonomics Engineer. Ryan recently graduated from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana, with a B.S. in Exercise Science and an M.S. in Ergonomics. Prior to joining Humantech, Ryan interned at Intel Corporation as an Ergonomics Engineer. In his spare time, Ryan enjoys exercising and outdoor activities, especially cycling and hiking, watching movies, and finding the spiciest food in Ann Arbor.
Running For a Cause
Walt and Cathie Rostykus in Seattle, WA
Humantech Not-So-Olympic Event
In honor of the summer games, Humantech got active! For the seven weeks leading up to the Opening Ceremonies in London, seven teams of four logged their aerobic activity minutes and competed against each other in the first ever Humantech Not-So-Olympic Event.
With many of our team members located off site or frequently traveling, it’s great to have a group activity in which everyone can participate, no matter where they are. By focusing on duration of activity instead of distance, team members can participate in many different activities, including walking, running, spinning, rowing, and aerobics, in order to accumulate activity minutes. Overall, participants logged over 790 hours of physical activity. This is enough time to run 175 marathons based on the average Olympic marathon time of 4 hours, 32 minutes and 8 seconds.
At the medaling ceremony on July 27, the three teams with the most activity minutes received gold, silver, and bronze medals. Team Rocky earned the top spot with 8030 minutes, Couch Potatoes received silver with 7408 minutes, and Waist Management received bronze with 7353 minutes. The competition was fierce, but it was all in good fun!