The Ergonomics Center names Julia G. Abate new Executive Director


February 4, 2020, Raleigh, NC The Ergonomics Center of North Carolina is pleased to announce and welcome Julia G. Abate, CPE as the Center’s Executive Director. Abate is a leader with more than 23 years of professional experience in ergonomics program development, training and consulting.

Abate, a certified professional ergonomist and a master’s level graduate of the University of Michigan, formally held senior level positions in public and private industries, including The Ergonomics Center. She currently serves as the Conference Chair of the Applied Ergonomics Conference.

Abate succeeds Tim McGlothlin, who is retiring after holding the post for 16 years. Her broad knowledge of ergonomics services, coupled with years of experience working with clients, make
her well positioned to lead the Center going forward. Her passion and commitment to the field of ergonomics, coupled with her deep knowledge of our work will enable her to plan effectively for the future, expand our programs, and introduce innovative approaches to providing consulting and training services to our numerous clients.

About The Ergonomics Center

The Ergonomics Center is a world-recognized leader in the field of ergonomics. Located in the Edward P. Fitts Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering at NC State University, The Center provides the highest quality ergonomics consulting, training programs and research for companies throughout the world. Center services include onsite training, job and task analysis, program development, engineering design guidelines, and cost-saving solutions for both industrial and office ergonomics.