Ergo Cup®/Awards

Keynote Speakers

Be stimulated and inspired by ergonomics leaders and experts during the keynote presentations. Keynote speakers will present their unique perspectives on the latest breakthrough ergonomics developments in healthcare, government, military and safety.

Tuesday, March 17


Joe Jordan
Director, Initial Phase Operations
Gulfstream Aerospace

Joe Jordan is the director of Initial Phase Operations for Gulfstream Aerospace located in Savannah, Georgia, and is responsible for more than 1,300 employees. He has been with Gulfstream for 13 years and is responsible for the tactical, strategic and process technology activities for the G450 and G550 aircraft.

Before coming to Gulfstream, he was an operations executive for 20-plus years for General Electric, working in five different businesses in eight locations. He has global experience working in union and non-union operations, defense and commercial contracts, and long and short cycle time manufacturing. Under his guidance, his operations teams place a heavy focus on lean Six Sigma, continuous improvement, ergonomics and customer satisfaction.

Jordan received a B.S. in business administration from Kings College in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania. He was appointed to the Penn State University MMM Academic Advisory Board in 2007 and appointed to the Savannah Chamber of Commerce as manufacturing vice chair in 2007.

Wednesday, March 18

William Boyd

William Boyd
Senior Vice President, Risk Control

As senior vice president, Bill is responsible for the risk control function for CNA with a professional staff of 300 professionals in the delivery of customer occupational health and safety services.

Bill is a member of the American Academy of Industrial Hygiene, and former chairman for the Institute of Industrial Engineers' Applied Ergonomic Conference. He previously served on the board of directors for the Board of Certified Professional Ergonomists and has been an American Society of Safety Engineers member since 1982. Bill is a delegate to the National Safety Council and a member of the Underwriters Laboratory Commercial Insurance Council.

Bill is a Certified Industrial Hygienist, Certified Safety Professional, Certified Professional Ergonomist and an Underwriters Laboratory Recognized Risk Engineer. Bill received a B.S. degree in chemistry from Austin Peay State University, and a M.S. degree in occupational safety from the University of Tennessee.

He has more than 35 years experience in the health and safety profession, and is frequently asked to speak at the national and state level on issues involving quality, productivity and the impact in health and safety.

As the eighth largest U.S. commercial insurer and the 13th largest U.S. property and casualty insurer, CNA provides insurance protection to more than 1 million businesses and professionals in the U.S. and internationally. Headquartered in Chicago, CNA has offices throughout the U.S., Canada and Europe.