Dr. Brian J Finder

Professor, University of Wisconsin-Stout
Operations and Management Department
College of Management

Office: 248 Jarvis Hall-Technology Wing
Phone: 715-232-1422
Email: finderb@uwstout.edu

Education

    • DIT Doctorate of Industrial Technology
      University of Northern Iowa
      Cedar Falls, IA, 2000
    • MS Safety
      University of Wisconsin-Stout
      Menomonie, WI, 1988
    • BS Industrial Education
      University of Wisconsin-Stout
      Menomonie, WI, 1984

Licensures and Certifications

  • Drive Program Instructor: Mooshire Group
  • Operation Lifesaver Instructor: Wisconsin & Southern Railroad Co.
  • Student Empowerment Workshop Instructor: F.R. Mottola
  • Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH): American Board of Industrial Hygiene
  • Defensive Driver Instructor: National Safety Council

Work Experience

    Academic - Post-Secondary

      • University of Wisconsin-Stout, Department of Operations and Management, College of Management
        Professor
        January 1995 -
      • University of Wisconsin-Stout, COM / Operations & Management / Risk Control
        Program Director
        2005 - 2010
      • University of Northern Iowa
        Graduate Assistant
        September 1996 - May 1997
      • University of Wisconsin-Stout
        Adjunct Instructor
        September 1992 - December 1992

    Industry

      • Jerome Foods, Inc
        Safety, Industrial Hygiene and Ergonomics Representative
        September 1988 - January 1995
      • LaCrosse Footwear, Inc
        Safety Coordinator
        April 1986 - September 1988
      • Siliconix Inc
        Safety Intern
        June 1985 - October 1985

Intellectual Contributions

    Journal Article

    • Finder, B., Werrell, M., & O'Reilly, M. (2007). The Ergonomics Guide to Computer Workstations. AIHA.
    • Finder, B. (2006). Semi-Permanent Fingertip Tactile Sensitivity Loss in Cold Environment Workers. Institute of Industrial Engineers.
    • Finder, B. (2000). The Effect of Heat Applied to the Hands of Meat Processing Workers. .
    • Finder, B. (1996). Ergo Instruments Break the Subjectivity Barrier. Ergonomics News.

    Technical Report

    • Finder, B. (1997). University of Northern Iowa Emergency Management Planning Guide for the Metal Casting Industry. .

Presentations

    Uncategorized

    • Finder, B. (September, 2015). Lost foam metal caasting. Boy Scouts of America, Taylors Falls, MN.
    • Finder, B. (July, 2015). Lost foam metal casting. Boys and Girls Club, Menomnonie, WI.
    • Finder, B. (July, 2015). Lost foam metal casting. Northern Wisconsin State Fair, Chippewa Falls, WI.
    • Finder, B. (May, 2015). Lost foam metal casting. Boy Scouts of America, Forrest Lake, MN.
    • Finder, B. (October, 2014). Lost foam metal casting . McDonell High School, Chippewa Falls, WI.
    • Finder, B. (October, 2014). Performance measurement and fire protection. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN.
    • Finder, B. (July, 2014). Lost foam metal casting. Dunn County Fair, Menomonie, WI.
    • Finder, B. (October, 2013). OSHA and performance measurement. University of Minnesota,
    • Finder, B. (July, 2013). Utilizing an Environmentally-Friendly Fuel and Cost Effective Construction Approaches to Safely Teach Metal Casting Techniques. Northern Wisconsin State Fair, Chippewa Falls, WI.
    • Finder, B., & Lacksonen, T. (April, 2013). Risk Control Management Principles in the United States and Turkey. Research Day , Menomonie, WI.
    • Lacksonen, T., & Finder, B. (May, 2012). Risk Control Management Principles in the United States and Turkey. Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey.
    • Finder, B., & Lacksonen, T. (March, 2012). Risk Control Management Principles in the United States and Turkey. Bursa Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Bursa, Turkey.
    • Finder, B. (January, 2012). Industrial engineer’s role in controlling organizational risks. Cankaya University, Ankara, Turkey.
    • Finder, B. (2011). OSHA and performance measurement. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN.
    • Finder, B. (January, 2011). Effective elderly individual driving strategies. Ashland Memorial Medical Center, Ashland, WI.
    • Finder, B. (2010). OSHA and performance measurement. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN.
    • Finder, B. (July, 2010). Basic ergonomic risk factors and management control strategies. J.A. Counter and Associates, New Richmond, WI.
    • Finder, B. (2009). OSHA and performance measurement. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN.
    • Finder, B. (November, 2009). Preferred corporate risk control/safety management strategies. , Bayport, MN.
    • Finder, B. (March, 2006). Chronic effects of cold stress on upper extremity function. Applied Ergonomics Annual Conference, Orlando, FL.
    • Finder, B. (February, 2006). Industrial hygiene/ergonomic instrumentation methodologies. National Turkey Federation Annual Conference, Orlando, FL.
    • Finder, B. (April 12, 1997). Foundry-oriented emergency management response strategies. American Foundry Society,
    • Finder, B. (September, 1993). Farm safety hazard identification. Minnesota Poultry Growers Workshop,

Applied Research

    Uncategorized

    • American Phoenix Inc (Eau Claire, WI)
      (August 2015 - Present)
    • Q3 Contracting (Little Canada, MN)
      (June 2015 - July 2015)
    • Smith Implement (Knapp, WI)
      (April 2010 - May 2015)
    • Zion National Park (Springdale, UT)
      (June 2013 - June 2014)
    • American Phoenix Inc (Eau Claire, WI)
      (August 2013)
    • Elk Mound School District (Elk Mound, WI)
      (January 2013)
    • American Wood Fiber Inc (Schofield, WI)
      (October 2003 - November 2012)
    • Marron Foods (Durand, WI)
      (August 2012)
    • Streko Doors (Spencer, WI)
      (March 2011 - January 2012)
    • SCS Coatings (Clear Lake, WI)
      (May 2011)
    • Thorp Equipment (Thorp, Wisconsin)
      (December 2010)
    • Johnson Electric Coil (Rhinelander, WI)
      (March 2010)
    • Xcel Energy (Eau Claire, WI)
      (April 2009)
    • AGRA Industries (Merrill, WI)
      (March 2006 - April 2009)
    • Wisconsin Metal Fab (Chippewa Falls, WI)
      (April 2008)
    • Phillips Plastics Inc (Medford, WI)
      (March 2005 - February 2006)
    • Wisconsin Bench (Thorp, WI)
      (July 2004 - February 2005)
    • Menomonie Community Partnership (Menomonie, WI)
      (October 2003)
    • Gunderson Lutheran Business Health Services (LaCrosse, WI)
      (November 2001)
    • Gunderson Lutheran Business Health Services (LaCrosse, WI)
      (November 2000)
    • Menomonie School District (Menomonie, WI)
      (October 2000)
    • Wisconsin Federation of Cooperatives (Madison, WI)
      (July 2000)
    • REACH Inc (Eau Claire, WI)
      (October 1999)
    • Ergotech Protective Devices (Ontario, Canada)
      (August 1999)
    • Menomonie Community Partnership Committee (Menomonie, WI)
      (July 1999)
    • Paul Revere Insurance Group (Worchester, MA)
      (August 1997)
    • Weyerhaeuser Composite Products (Marshfield, WI)
      (August 1997)
    • Chequamgeon Productions Inc (Eau Claire, WI)
      (June 1996)
    • Royal Credit Union (Eau Claire, WI)
      (May 1996)
    • Red Wing Technical College (Red Wing, MN)
      (October 1995)

Grants, Contracts, and Sponsored Research

    Grant

    • Finder, B. J. 2015) Metal Casting Youth Outreach. Sponsored by American Foundry Society, $2500.

Reviewer / Editor

    Reviewer, Book

    • Occupational Safety and Health for Technologists, Engineers and Managers (February 2006 - April 2006)

Professional Memberships

  • American Industrial Hygiene Association
  • American Board of Industrial Hygiene
  • American Foundry Society (AFS)

Service

    Department / School

    • Committee Chair, Promotion Committee (September 2006 - December 2013)

    College

    • (On-going)
    • Committee Member, Chancellor's Coalition on Campus Aclohol & Drug Abuse (September 2008 - August 2015)

    University

      UW Stout

      • Foundry Instructor, UW-Stout Science, Technology and Engineering Preview (STEPS) (July 2004 - Present)
      • Faculty Advisor, UW-Stout Faculty Athletic Representative (September 2007 - September 2018)
      • Organizer, Foundry technology workshops (April 2013 - July 2015)
      • Guest Speaker, UW-Stout Technology Education Program (October 2001 - May 2005)
      • Guest Speaker, Society of Manufacturing Engineers - UW-Stout Student Chapter (October 2003)

    Professional

    • Committee Member, Board of Certified Safety Professionals OHST Role Delineation Panel (February 2011)