Our treasurers

The 2017th Council of the Federation of European Ergonomics Societies (FEES) elected Pedro N.P. Ferreira as treasurer, and thanked all the work to the outgoing treasurer, Reinier Hoftijzer.

Reinier Hoftijzer joint the Standard & Guidelines Committee of FEES in 2010. First he was responsible for the contact with the EU Commission for the Machinery and the PPE directive, later from 2011 to 2017 he represented FEES in both EU working groups for Machinery and PPE.

Mr. Hoftijzer was elected as Treasurer of FEES in 2011, and  was reelected in 2014. For a while he served as the Secretary General of FEES before the election of the President and Secretary General at the Stockholm Council in 2012.

Reinier HoftijzerIn 2014 he was involved in the first MOU between FEES and Ergomach. ErgoMach is an initiative maintained by a steering group consisting of European experts bringing their competence on a voluntary base for the common objective.

From 2013 to 2015 Mr. Hoftijzer also participated on behalf of FEES in CEN TC/122 Ergonomics and in a new Working Group of CEN on Protective Clothing and Comfort. One of the results of this Working Group was the establishment of a new CEN TC/122 WG 8 on Ergonomics design and PPE.

Reinier continues his voluntary professional activity mainly on national level with humanfactors.nl.

Thank you Reinier!

Pedro N.P. Ferreira holds a PhD in “Manufacturing Engineering and Operations Management” by the University of Nottingham. His thesis (Resilience in rail engineering planning) addressed human factors, efficiency and safety issues, as well as the impacts of complexity within the planning and delivery of rail engineering work based on a resilience framework.

Pedro N.P. FerreiraPedro has over ten years of experience, both as a researcher and a consultant in the field of human factors and ergonomics, and over five years in the field of occupational health and safety at work and safety management. He has lectured several courses on these subjects within academia, and has worked as a vocational trainer with both private and public institutions.

Dr. Ferreira developed projects on a wide variety of industrial sectors, starting in the automotive industry during earlier years and more recently, within the rail, road and aviation industries. Particularly in the railways, he worked for three years at Network Rail in London, UK and more recently, he cooperated with the Portuguese Government as an advisor on rail issues for the Secretary of State for Transport. He is currently an invited associate professor at the Department of Aeronautics and Transport of the Lusófona University (ULHT), a researcher at CENTEC - Centre for Marine Technology and Ocean Engineering of the University of Lisbon and at the CIMCYC - Centro de Investigación Mente, Cerebro y Comportamiento at the University of Granada. His research focuses mainly in resilience within various safety critical domains, and he lectures on various safety related courses and operations management.

Good luck, Pedro!