ST. PAUL, Minn., July 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Ergotron, Inc., a Nortek Company and global leader in the sit-stand workplace revolution and collaborative standing classrooms, is proud to announce that Carrie Schmitz, AOEAS, CHC, Senior Manager of Human Factors and Ergonomics Research at Ergotron has recently achieved both an Advanced Office Ergonomics Assessment Specialist Certification from the Back School, and a Health Coach Certification from Real Balance Global Wellness Services.
"For more than 30 years, we have been focused on wellness with our customers, which has only expanded since the launch of our JustStand® Wellness initiative in 2010," said Daneen Kiger, vice president of global marketing at Ergotron. "Carrie's accomplishments only deepen that commitment, allowing her to bring new insights and valuable competencies to the organizations and research initiatives with which she works, and the policies and programs she helps to influence."
Developed by Board Certified Professional Ergonomist, Danielle Barzoloski, MPT, CPE, the Advanced Office Ergonomics Assessment Specialist certification course helps learners identify and resolve the common risk factors in all manner of office environments, from standard offices and cubicles, to non-standard environments like the automobile or hotel room. Application of these principles contributes to the reduction of ergonomics injuries, and increased productivity and employee satisfaction.
The Real Balance Health and Wellness Coaching model was developed by Dr. Michael Arloski, author of Wellness Coaching for Lasting Lifestyle Change. It gives health and wellness professionals a framework that provides a systematic way to work with individuals in the work of making positive and lasting lifestyle change.
Carrie Schmitz spent the first 15 of her 18 years at Ergotron managing technical publications. She understands the critical factors that shape the global imperative to reduce sedentary behavior. Her previous experience in market research and product design make her uniquely qualified to aid organizations around the world to successfully interpret and adapt the latest scientific discoveries into best practices, while optimizing health and performance in the workplace and classroom.
"The training received through earning these certifications has broadened my knowledge base, to better align Ergotron's solutions into organizational objectives," said Schmitz. "I look forward to bringing this new ergonomic and wellness expertise to our customers."
To learn more about Ergotron and its portfolio of ergonomic and adjustable mounting and mobility products, visit Ergotron.com or call 800.888.8458.
About The Back School A private organization dedicated to the importance of applying ergonomics principles and total wellness as a means to good health, injury prevention and increased productivity on the job and at home. Since 1979, we have provided the best in scientifically based and application oriented ergonomics services and products. Learn more at Thebackschool.net/.
About Real Balance Once an embryonic field born out of humanistic psychology, behavioral change theory, and life coaching, the wellness & health coaching profession now has a firm foot hold in organizations and healthcare businesses internationally. Health & Wellness Coaching is now on a swift positive trajectory due to the evidence that demonstrates its role in improved client/patient outcomes, medical compliance, employee health and productivity, and lower health care costs. Health & Wellness coaching "bridges the gap" between orthodox healthcare within organizational systems and behavioral change. Learn more at Realbalance.com/.
About Ergotron Ergotron, Inc. is a global manufacturer of leading digital display mounting, furniture, and mobility products that have been improving the human interface with digital displays for over 35 years. This history of innovation and passion for differentiation is evidenced in over 192 patents and a growing portfolio of award winning brands—OmniMount®, LearnFit®, StyleView®, TeachWell®, WorkFit®, Anthro, Neo-Flex® and ErgotronHome™—for computer monitors, notebooks, tablets, flat panel displays and TVs. Ergotron's products incorporate patented CF™ lift and pivot motion technology to achieve less effort and more ergonomic motion for a healthier and more interactive user experience when viewing any digital display. Whether to enhance computing wellness or entertainment excitement improve workplace productivity or create business process efficiencies, Ergotron's products are positioning your digital world. Ergotron is headquartered in Saint Paul, Minnesota, with sales efforts in Phoenix, Amersfoort, London, Tokyo, and Singapore. Ergotron is a subsidiary of Nortek, Inc. (Nasdaq: NTK), a global, diversified company whose many market-leading brands deliver broad capabilities and a wide array of innovative, technology-driven products and solutions for lifestyle improvement at home and at work. Please visit www.nortek.com for more information.