Humanetics Update

Humanetics unites its group to focus on digital, safety and sensor technologies

CEO and President of Humanetics Christopher O’Conner
          CEO and President Christopher  O’Connor

 

As part of a long term vision, Christopher O’Connor, CEO and President of Humanetics has announced the formation of 3 core groups in Humanetics: Digital, Safety and Sensor Technology, which will now operate simply as Humanetics. This evolution brings to fruition the ambition to unite all the operating companies, so that we can enhance the impact of our capabilities and drive innovation for our customers.

Humanetics will now be organized into three groups: Humanetics Safety, led by Mark Westen, comprised of ATDs, active safety robotic platforms, test equipment, and ATD lab management; Humanetics Digital, led by Karsten Newbury, encompassing CAE, ergonomic software, anthropometric 3D body model databases and a new Software Center of Excellence; and Humanetics Sensors, led by Barney Loehnis, which will combine the capabilities of HITEC, Fibercore and OpTek into an advanced Sensor Technology group.

Humanetics has always been about putting human well-being at the center of industrial design. Our mission is to help our customers make better products and better decisions that maximize performance. Our new organization is designed to do just that.

-Christopher O’Connor, President and CEO of Humanetics

According to Karsten Newbury, President of Humanetics Digital, “We have an incredible set of digital technologies that make Humanetics the world’s leading provider of human-based avatars, data models and simulation software. These digital twins complement our anthropomorphic test devices and robotic platforms. Together we are building more advanced software platforms to provide customers with better decision support tools and scenario management.”

“The new structure will enable us to continue our product innovation around next generation ATDs, and build services around calibration, lab management and active safety,” said Mark Westen, President of Humanetics Safety. “I’m very excited with our product roadmap. It now fully combines our software and hardware capabilities into an exciting future. I look forward to engaging our customers, and bringing the full power of our global digital, engineering and operational teams to market.”

Barney Loehnis, President of Humanetics Sensors, adds, “What many customers don’t realize is that much of our extraordinary innovation comes from our sensor technology group. A sensor is the interface between the digital and physical world, needed to control, optimize and engineer solutions. The next generation of safety technology, beyond simulation, will be driven by fiber optics, laser engineering and sensor technology. I am excited to help bridge the gap between the needs of our customers and our solutions.”

The new structure will enable us to continue our product innovation around next generation ATDs, and build services around calibration, lab management and active safety,”

-Mark Westen, President of Humanetics Safety.

Humanetics has been a trusted partner in safety and sensor technology for 70 years, and in the last decade we’ve extended our solutions to include the world’s leading human simulation platforms, engineered sensors and precision engineering. It’s long been our vision to bring all of our incredible global businesses under the Humanetics’ brand and our team is excited by the opportunities this will enable. Our mission is to help our customers make better products and better decisions that maximize performance. Humanetics has always been about putting human well-being at the center of industrial design. Our new organization is designed to do just that.

Humanetics Update

From left to right, Karsten Newbury, President of Humanetics Digital, Mark Westen President of Humanetics Safety, and Barney Loehnis, President of Humanetics Sensors