Certified Professional Ergonomist - Jon Paulsen

What is a Certified Professional Ergonomist (CPE)?

Having professional expertise to guide your decisions and ensure your selections meet your needs is a great asset. A Certified Professional Ergonomist, or CPE for short, can help by providing you with important knowledge about maximizing productivity and reducing injury through proper office design and product selection. Our CEO, founder, and CPE, Jon Paulsen, drives the team at Human Solution to create and source the highest quality ergonomic office products at great prices, helping you work better and live healthier everyday. When you make the choice to work with a company that's backed by an ergonomic professional like Jon, you get to enjoy the benefits of his knowledge on the subject, which is difficult to receive without years of education or specialized training.

While at first glance ergonomics can seem like a simple set of techniques for working in more comfortable postures, it actually takes years of demanding study and real-world practice to become an expert. Only a handful of CPEs are admitted each year. Becoming a CPE is a long and arduous process, combining three areas of focus: education, experience, and examination. Becoming certified requires first earning a Bachelor's Degree in a specialized field: life sciences, engineering sciences, or behavioral sciences. After graduation, an applicant is required to work full-time in the field for three years, applying ergonomics to real-life work environments, while earning additional academic credits. Lastly, applicants must take and pass an 8-hour comprehensive written exam for the Board of Certification in Professional Ergonomics.

Furnishing your office with products that have been designed and approved by a CPE is not only a great benefit to you, it's an enormous benefit to your business. Let us help you build a space that mentally and physically supports every employee with our growing line of height-adjustable desks, desk converters, office chairs, and accessories.

Jon Paulsen discusses ergonomics

Who is Jon Paulsen, our Founder and CPE?

CEO. CPE. Productivity purveyor. Health devotee. A man of many interests and titles, Jon Paulsen, our Certified Professional Ergonomist, began Human Solution to design, build, and bring the benefits of electric height adjustable standing desks to more people. Jon began his studies in Mechanical Engineering, receiving his Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Utah in 1993. In 1996, Jon received his Master of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering with a specialization in Ergonomics, also from the University of Utah.

While working as a Mechanical Engineer for Albertsons, Jon greatly improved material handling processes and reduced ergonomic risk in large-scale distribution center operations. He later worked as an Ergonomic Consultant within their manufacturing, warehouse, mining, and refinery operations. Then in 1997, Jon joined Applied Materials and lead a team of ergonomists as Managing Ergonomist in the industrial engineering department for eight years, focusing on assembly line and cleanroom manufacturing operations. Every job gave him new wisdom and further molded his view of what employees need to work in the most efficient and healthy ways possible.

That's where we come into the story. After completing his schooling, certification, and work in manufacturing, Jon started Human Solution in 2002, with the goal to help every person, no matter their budget, work better and live healthier. Although adjustable height desks were new at the time, none of them met Jon's criteria; most were too expensive and many didn't provide the full range of benefits they promised. So in 2011 he designed his own, the UPLIFT 900. Since then, UPLIFT Desk has since grown into a full product line of height-adjustable desks, desk converters, office chairs, acoustics, and accessories, with more ergonomic creations always in the works.

Let our experience guide you. For perfectly picked ergonomic office tools that meet your organization's needs, talk to us before you begin. Collaborate with our designers to piece together your office with our state-of-the-art 2D and 3D design software. If you only need a workstation for one, you can rest assured knowing that experts have designed, tested, and approved every product we sell. Our support team is standing by and ready to answer your questions and help you from start to finish, from shopping assistance to assembly. When you choose Human Solution, you know you'll always be backed by years of knowledge and steadfast support, helping you keep every employee healthy and working at the peak of productivity.

*Jon holds certificate #1129 from the Board of Certification in Professional Ergonomics (BCPE), and is also a member of the Institute for Industrial Engineers and the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society.

Jon Paulsen, Certified Professional Ergonomist