CEO & Founder

Based on experience with family members working strenuous blue collar jobs, and recognizing that the manufacturing worker - the backbone of the industrial economy - rarely receives the training and support they need to ensure proper lifting mechanics, Sean acted.

Sean began his journey molding carbon fiber braces with a hair dryer in his apartment at RIT, and has devoted every moment since to the science of ergonomics, and building a series of products - ErgoSkeletons -  to address on-site issues and mitigate the risk of musculoskeletal injury.

Workplace injuries cost the United States $250 billion dollars per year - and the costs seem to be rising. One of the main culprits of the hefty costs are workplace back injuries, which are estimated to cost $120 billion dollars a year, averaging more than $65,000 per incident.

Click here to explore StrongArm’s ErgoSkeleton™ offerings (FLx™ and V22™)

While working with a customer in 2016, Sean got a request that changed the direction of the company: “How can you prove that these ErgoSkeletons are working?”

That question led to the creation of the FUSE Risk Management Platform, an IOT enabled system in which a sensor collects data about multiple ergonomic and environmental risk factors. The FUSE platform uses machine learning to analyze that data and assess the risk of musculoskeletal injuries.

When the customer used the FUSE to evaluate the effectiveness of the ErgoSkeleton™, their next question was, “how do we get a lot more of these?”

The implications of FUSE go beyond testing ErgoSkeletons, or other safety devices from that matter. FUSE provides a way for an organization to have forward looking safety data that’s quantified and standardized. The impact can be massive on injury reduction, process testing and cost savings.

The FUSE Platform was named one of TIME Magazine's Best Inventions of 2018 and the reaction from industry has been equally enthusiastic. Supporting and innovating the FUSE Platform has become Sean and StrongArm's primary focus.


Sean Petterson
CEO & Founder
Michael Kim
CTO & Co-Founder
Matt Norcia
Chief Operating Officer
Bryant Eadon
Chief Information Officer

Edward Finn

Consulting CFO

Alex Teller

Executive Director, Clients

Bennett Mayrock

Director, Development


Senior Manager, Clients

Lindsay catsavis

Manager, Clients


Manager, Development


Director, Analytics


Data Scientist


Associate, Operation

Peter Noh

Director, Visual 

Timothy Bromm

Director, UI / UX

Michael Spinelli

Executive Director, Data

Jesse Goodall

Executive Director, Engineering


Engineer, Mechanical

Michael Cress

Senior Engineer, Embedded Software


Engineer, Software

cyrus Siganporia

Engineer, Software


Engineer, Software


Engineer, Software


Associate, Mechanical


StrongArm is looking for intelligent, energetic, hard-working entrepreneurs who fall in love with problems and will join us in our pursuit of better data collection, assessment tools, and safety solutions for the industrial worker.


  • Continuing Education
  • Quarterly Celebration
  • Vacation Sponsorship
  • Flexible Work Hours
  • Laboratory Access
  • Fair Parental Leave
  • Personal Shop Time
  • Unlimited Vacation
  • Best Places To Work
  • Commuter Benefits
  • New Lab Brooklyn
  • Lots of Free Beers
  • Bi-Annual Outings
  • Health Insurance
  • Invention Sponsorship

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