Ryan Porto

General Motors

Ryan Porto is a Technical Specialist in Ergonomics and Virtual Manufacturing at General Motors. Mr. Porto received a Bachelor of Human Kinetics and a Masters in Human Performance from the University of Windsor in Canada. Ryan has over 20 years of experience working with design and manufacturing engineering, managing ergonomic requirements, and supporting new program launches in all sectors of the vehicle development including vehicle assembly, powertrain, and EV. Ryan was also the special assigned Ergonomist on the General Motors-Ventec critical care Ventilator program in 2020.

Since his career began at General Motors, Ryan has been the Subject Matter Expert in Digital Human Modelling and has led the advancement of virtual human simulation in Product and Manufacturing for GM’s Global Ergonomics program. For the past 7 years, he has led the development and implementation of evolving wearable technologies and manages the Research in Ergonomics at GM. Ryan is a Co-Chair of the Automotive Exoskeleton Group (AExG), sponsored via the Wearable Robotics Association. And a member of the Ergonomic task force at the United States Council for Automotive Research (USCAR).

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