Gary Bakken began his professional career as an Intelligence Analyst for the United States Air Force/National Security Agency in 1965. The USAF provided Gary with the opportunity to complete his Bachelor of Science degree studies in Engineering (Astronautical) at Arizona State University (1969). After serving as an USAF officer, he then attended Central Missouri State University (University of Central Missouri) where he graduated in 1974 with a Master of Science degree in Safety. After working with the 3M Company (1974 - 1976) as a safety and process engineer, he obtained his PhD in Industrial Engineering (Human Factors/Ergonomics) from Texas Tech University (1983).
Gary has worked in a number of progressively responsible positions in the United States Air Force, the private sector, and academics. He founded Analytica Systems International in 1981 with the intention of using his diverse knowledge of human factors/ergonomics, systems engineering and safety engineering to proactively improve the human experience through design. Gary keeps his knowledge current by teaching a variety of advanced courses in the College of Engineering at the University of Arizona in the Systems and Industrial Engineering Department.
Gary is the author of several technical papers spanning a variety of fields and he has published three books, which provide readers with detailed information on identifying, evaluating and controlling hazards typical in the designed environment.
Gary has made many professional presentations, sharing his knowledge of human factors, ergonomics and safety with diverse audiences nationwide.
Gary has served as an expert witness in hundreds of litigated matters since he founded ASI. His unique educational and experiential background, combined with his meticulous attention to detail provide ASI's attorney clients with exceptionally high quality reports, qualified expert testimony and effective technical case management.
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