Ergobuyer® began in 1997 as an advertising based buyer’s guide to the ergonomics marketplace, which was housed within the ergoweb.com site. We quickly found that some marketers were making unsubstantiated or grandiose claims about the ergonomics of their products, so in 2006 we embarked on a campaign to raise the credibility of ergonomic claims, reformulating the Ergobuyer brand into a separate company, and then into an online store: ”No gimmicks. No fads. Only effective, reliable, ergonomically designed products, satisfaction guaranteed.” Ergobuyer has since served businesses and consumers with trusted, reliable products, from a trusted, reliable source.
Ergobuyer is a certified Women-Owned Small Business.
Key Team Members
Quang Budnick, Owner & General Manager
Quang Budnick joined Ergobuyer in 2005. She oversees the company’s software, technical and financial systems.
She is a thorough and detail oriented contributor, and she adds value to nearly all processes in the company, from customer service, to developing and maintaining our software systems and web sites, to managing account payables/receivables. She is fluent in both the English and Vietnamese languages.
Quang earned her Bachelor degree in Computer Science from the University of Utah in 1993 and immediately immersed herself in software applications that drive clean room automation systems. Working with Auto-Soft Corporation (later purchased by Brooks Automation), she worked on teams developing, installing and supporting advanced scheduling, equipment automation, fault detection, process and material control software for computer chip makers such as Intel. She was recruited by Applied Materials (AMAT) in 2000, where she worked on similar applications for a start-up internal software team for five years, after which she joined Ergobuyer.
Quang, or Hue (pronounced like “Way”, or “Whey”), as her friends and colleagues know her, lives in Carefree, AZ. She loves to cook for family and friends, is a regular at her favorite health club, and a traveler, skier and scuba diver when time allows.
Peter Budnick, PhD, CPE, In-house Ergonomist
Peter is the Founder and Manager of Ergoweb, LLC, a software, consulting and training company. He and his colleagues advise numerous companies and professionals with regards to workplace ergonomics. His role with Ergobuyer is as an on-call ergonomics expert, answering client questions and advising on product selection. He has published extensively and has been a featured keynote, plenary, workshop and technical session speaker at national and international corporations and conferences. His service to the ergonomics profession includes roles as a Director and President for the Board of Certification in Professional Ergonomics (BCPE); Senior Editor and reviewer for the publication Ergonomics In Design; Chair of the International Ergonomics Association’s (IEA) Certification Subcommittee; and Director for the Foundation for Professional Ergonomics (FPE), where he was instrumental in the launch of Ergonomists Without Borders. He is also the recipient of the Jack A. Kraft Innovator Award. Peter earned a BS in Engineering from Michigan Technological University; an MS in Industrial Engineering from the University of Michigan; and a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Utah.
He resides in Carefree, Arizona where he enjoys family and the beauty of the Sonoran Desert foothills. In his spare time he enjoys nature, exploring, telemark skiing, golf, scuba diving, do-it-yourself home improvement projects, and nearly anything that keeps him outdoors.