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Human factors professional

Francis Donald Pitrella, American Human factors professional. Achievements include contributions to the ergonomic design of currentmilitary systems, design of a performance test to form matched experimental groups, design of the two-level, sequential judgment rating scale, and design of a cognitive rating model. M C.

Background

Pitrella, Francis Donald was born on January 23, 1934 in Seneca Falls, New York, United States. Son of Frank and Minnie Lee (Buchanan) Pitrella.

Education

Bachelor, Brooklyn College, 1960. Drs., Tilburg (Netherlands) University, 1981.

Career

Human factors analyst, ITT Federal laboratories, Nutley, New Jersey, 1961-1964;systems analysis engineer, Grumman Aircraft engineering Corporation, Bethpage, New York, 1964-1965;human factors engineer, Loral Electronics, Inc., Bronx, 1965;research scientist, Matrix Corporation, Alexandria, Virginia, 1966;senior scientist, Dunlap and Associations, Inc., Santa Monica, California, 1967-1971;research associate traffic safety research group, Psychology Department, Uppsala (Sweden) University, 1972;human factors engineer, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden, 1972;research scientist Research Institute Human Engineering, Forschungs Institute Anthropotechnik, Wachtberg, Germany, 1972-1996;research scientist division ergonomics and information system, FFM/FGAN, Wachtberg, since 1997.

Achievements

  • Achievements include contributions to the ergonomic design of currentmilitary systems, design of a performance test to form matched experimental groups, design of the two-level, sequential judgment rating scale, and design of a cognitive rating model. M C.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals and books.

Membership

With United States Navy, 1951-1955. Member Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (life member, Europe chapter, founding member, president 1991-1993, president 1994-1996, director 1997-1999).

Connections

Married Narcissa Voluntad, July 1, 1956 (divorced April 1964). Children: Paolo, Jason. Married Anke Elly Hofmeyer, February 13, 1970.

father:
Frank Pitrella

mother:
Minnie Lee (Buchanan) Pitrella

spouses:
Narcissa Voluntad

Anke Elly Hofmeyer

children:
Paolo Pitrella

Jason Pitrella