Engineering Consultants

Our Team

OUR PEOPLE

  1. Managing Principal
Anand Subramanian

Principal

Zach Harrison

Senior Engineer

Chris Moore

Engineer

Robert Marley

Consultant

Gabriel Ibarra-Mejia

Consultant

Sang D. Choi

Consultant

More about our team

  • Jeff Fernandez
  • Anand Subramanian
  • Zach Harrison
  • Chris Moore
Jeff Fernandez

Jeff Fernandez, PhD, PE, CPE - Managing Principal

Office: (703) 573 3492 / (703) 395 6934

Email: jf@jfa-inc.com

Contact: Resume, VCF

Dr. Jeffrey Fernandez is the Managing Principal at JFAssociates, Inc. based in the Washington, DC area. He has a MS and PhD in industrial engineering from Texas Tech University. He is a registered professional engineer (PE) and a certified professional ergonomist (CPE) and is known for his expertise in occupational ergonomics and classical industrial engineering. From 1999 to 2003, Dr. Fernandez worked as a senior managing engineer at Exponent, Inc. From 1986 to 1999, Dr. Fernandez was a professor in the Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, and co-director of the Manufacturing Innovation and Design (MIND) Center, at Wichita State University in Wichita, Kansas. In 1993, Dr. Fernandez served as a Senior Research Associate for the National Research Council (NRC) at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). From 2003 to 2008, he was involved in testing and evaluation for a U.S. Army ATD.

Dr. Fernandez is a fellow of the Institute of Ergonomics & Human Factors, and a member of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, the International Society of Occupational Ergonomics and Safety, and the Society for Industrial and Systems Engineering. From 2010-2016 he was on the board of directors of the Board of Certification of Professional Ergonomics (BCPE) and in 2015-2016 he was the President of the Board of Certification of Professional Ergonomics. In 2004-2005, he was the president of the International Society of Occupational Ergonomics and Safety. He has published more than 200 articles nationally and internationally. Dr. Fernandez is co-author of Applied Occupational Ergonomics: A Textbook – Fourth Edition and co-author of Ergonomía Ocupacional: Diseño y Administración del Trabajo. From 1995-2010, he was the news editor of the International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics; and from 1995-2011, he was the managing / executive editor of the International Journal of Industrial Engineering. He is on the editorial board of the EHS Today, Industrial and Systems Engineering Review, and the International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics, and is on the advisory panel of IIE Transactions on Occupational Ergonomics and Human Factors. At present, Dr. Fernandez is an adjunct professor at the Catholic University of America and George Mason University.

Credentials and Professional Honors

  • PhD, Industrial Engineering, Texas Tech University, 1986
  • MS, Industrial Engineering, Texas Tech University, 1983
  • BE, Mechanical Engineering, NED University of Engineering and Technology, 1982
  • Licensed Professional Engineer, Texas, #71020
  • Certified Professional Ergonomist, #263

Selected Relevant Experience

Consulting experience includes the following industrial sectors:

Aerospace Healthcare

Amusement parks Hospitality

Automobile Landscaping

Call centers Newspapers

Computer accessories Parcel and postal

Construction trades Pharmaceutical

Defense Plastics manufacturing

Department stores Railroad

Electronic manufacturing Retail stores

Energy Security

Entertainment Small and large assembly

Financial institutions Telecommunications

Food processing Transportation

Foundry U.S. Government

Furniture manufacturing and distribution Warehouse

Served as an expert on several time and motion projects involving a variety of occupational tasks. Designed study, visited site, collected and analyzed data, prepared reports, and provided litigation support.

Served as an expert for a chicken processor in enforcement action brought by the Wage and Hour Division, U.S. Department of Labor. Results of my time study were adopted by both parties in the ultimate settlement agreement.

Served as an expert on several suitable seating projects involving a variety of tasks. Designed study, visited stores, collected and analyzed data, prepared reports, and provided litigation support.

Served as a consulting expert for OSHA on numerous occasions in the ergonomic evaluation of work places as it relates to musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). Prepared reports and provided litigation support

Led a test and evaluation team for a U.S. Army ATD. Designed, planned, conducted numerous evaluations in the field, analyzed data, and presented results in the form of reports and briefs.

Worked with companies to comply with aspects of settlement agreements, involving a number of ergonomics-related OSHA citations. Developed ergonomics programs, redesigned work places, trained employees, developed a focus group, and assisted in designing tools.

Provided various companies and agencies with assistance in implementing Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements. Assignments involved the design or redesign of independent living tasks, work-place tasks, and assistive devices for individuals with disabilities (e.g., Down’s Syndrome, spinal cord injuries, spina bifida, cerebral palsy).  

Anand Subramanian

Anand Subramanian, PhD, PE, CSSBB - Principal

Office: (703) 938 2895 / (703) 395 1594

Email: anands@jfa-inc.com

Contact: Resume, VCF

Anand Subramanian is a Principal at JFAssociates, Inc. based in the Washington, DC area. Dr. Subramanian has a Doctoral and Masters Degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Cincinnati, Ohio. He is a Certified Six-Sigma Black Belt, a Certified Professional Ergonomist, and an OSHA-30 Certified Professional. Since 2003, he has been associated with JFAssociates, Inc. and his responsibilities include experimental design, data collection, statistical data analysis, data modeling, and reporting. His areas of specialty include time and motion studies, process improvement, ergonomic evaluations, economic analyses, facilities planning, and warehouse design. He has co-authored more than 40 publications and conducted research and consulting in applied industrial engineering, time studies, occupational ergonomics, safety, and process improvement and has made presentations at a number of prestigious Industrial Engineering and Ergonomic conferences.

Dr. Subramanian is co-author of Product Development- A Structured Approach to Consumer Product Development, Design, and Manufacture - Second Edition published by Elsevier in 2014. From 2007 to 2011, he served as the managing editor of the International Journal of Industrial Engineering - Theory, Applications and Practice (IJIE-TAP). From 2011 to 2016 he has also served on the board of directors for the Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE) National Capital Chapter. In 2015-2016, he was the President for the International Society for Occupational Ergonomics and Safety (ISOES). Currently, he serves as the co-editor of the Industrial and Systems Engineering Review (ISER) an open access journal (ISSN# 2329-0188) aimed at the advancement of industrial and systems engineering theory and practice as applied to any enterprise system and he is the Treasurer for the International Society for Occupational Ergonomics and Safety (ISOES).

Credentials and Professional Honors

  • PhD, Industrial Engineering, University of Cincinnati, 2007
  • MS, Industrial Engineering, University of Cincinnati, 2004
  • BE, Production Engineering, University of Bombay, 2001
  • Certified Professional Ergonomist, #1367
  • Certified Six-Sigma Black Belt (CSSBB)
  • OSHA-30 Certified

Selected Relevant Experience

Consulting experience includes the following industrial sectors:

Automobile Landscaping

Call centers Parcel and postal service

Communications Pharmaceutical

Computer chip manufacturing Plastics manufacturing

Department stores Professional staffing services

Drugstores Plastic Manufacturing

Electronic manufacturing Restaurants

Energy Retail stores

Financial institutions Security

Food processing Small and large assembly

Foundry Telecommunication

Healthcare and hospital Transportation

Higher education U.S. Government

Hospitality and hotel Warehouse

Served as a consulting expert on several time and motion projects involving a variety of occupational tasks. Designed study, visited site, collected and analyzed data, and prepared reports.

Worked as a project lead and team member on several time and motion projects involving a variety of occupational tasks. Designed study, visited site, collected and analyzed data, prepared reports, and provided litigation support.

Provided hands-on training on manufacturing ergonomics to employees and production leads at a chip manufacturer. This was to provide ergonomics awareness and to help promote safe work practices.

Provided office ergonomic evaluations and hands-on training on ergonomics in various organizations and government agencies.

Performed proactive/reactive workstation evaluations to identify hazards and recommend effective countermeasure to reduce or eliminate work related musculoskeletal disorders. 

Zach Harrison

Zach Harrison, BSIE, CSSGB, CEAS - Senior Engineer

Office: (703) 938 2895 / (484) 252 1186

Email: zachh@jfa-inc.com

Contact: Resume, VCF

Zach Harrison is a Senior Engineer at JFAssociates, Inc. based in the Washington, DC area. He earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. He is a Certified Six-Sigma Green Belt, Certified Ergonomics Assessment Specialist, and OSHA-30 certified.

His responsibilities include data collection, data analysis, data modeling, data migration, report development, quality control, literature review, and support with engineering drawings. His areas of specialty include time and motion study, work measurement and analysis, manufacturing system design and analysis, simulation modeling and safety. He is detail-oriented and provides technical writing and quality control support for the development of reports. He has aided in organizing several prestigious Industrial Engineering and Ergonomic conferences. He is co-author to an international conference proceeding and has presented at an Industrial Engineering conference.

Credentials and Professional Honors

  • BS, Industrial and Systems Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 2011.
  • Certified Six-Sigma Green Belt
  • Certified Ergonomics Assessment Specialist
  • OSHA-30 Certified

Selected Relevant Experience

Consulting experience includes the following industrial sectors:

Automotive

Chemical Processing

Distribution and Warehousing

Department Stores

Food processing

Healthcare

Hospitality

Manufacturing

Professional Staffing Services

Retail Stores

Telecommunications

Chris Moore

Chris Moore, PhD, MS - Engineer

Office: (703) 938 2895 / (304) 685 5532

Email: chrism@jfa-inc.com

Contact: Resume, VCF

Chris Moore is an Industrial Engineer at JFAssociates, Inc. based in the Washington, DC area. Dr. Moore has a Doctoral Degree in Occupational Safety and Health and Masters Degree in Industrial Hygiene from West Virginia University, West Virginia. His responsibilities include conducting ergonomic evaluations, data collection, statistical data analysis, data modeling, and reporting. His areas of specialty include occupational safety and health, ergonomic evaluations, facilities planning, an d work measurement. He has co-authored over 5 publications and conducted research and consulting in applied industrial engineering, occupational ergonomics, and safety and has made presentations at a number of prestigious Industrial Engineering and Ergonomic conferences.

Credentials and Professional Honors

  • PhD, Occupational Safety and Health, West Virginia University, 2019
  • MS, Industrial Hygiene, West Virginia University, 2012

Selected Relevant Experience

Consulting experience includes the following industrial sectors:

Department Stores

Manufacturing

Retail Stores