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Virbo-Acoustic Machinery Specialist

Norristown, Pennsylvania, United States
October 25, 2016

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Commercially minded, recognized leader in structural acoustic vibration and risk-based machine reliability strategies for optimizing critical asset performance. My structural acoustics work has included sound and vibration testing and signal analysis about stationary structures and rotating equipment. My experience in stationary structure types ranges from sensitive equipment like scanning transmission electron microscopes (STEM) to performing arts venues, bridges, and buildings. Rotating equipment types range from dental drills to industrial gas compressors, military ship propulsion systems, jet engines, and nuclear power plant generating units. AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

Machinery, structural, and airborne vibration test measurement and signal analysis.

In-situ dynamic balancing and precision alignment of rotating equipment.

Assorted predictive technologies (e.g., ultrasonic noise detection, IR Thermography, oil analysis, motor current signature analysis, online monitoring, etc).

Advanced technologies and algorithms for machinery diagnostics and prognostics (including both rules-based and artificially intelligent probabilistic neural net systems).

Reliability-Centered Maintenance (RCM), RBM, RBAM, CBM, PdM, CMA, TPM, TQM, etc.

Micro-vibration control and isolation of sensitive equipment.

Airborne acoustical testing, signal analysis, and solution design of engineering controls for in- plant machinery and outdoor community noise concerns.

Architectural acoustics to control reverberation and echoes.

Acceptance and compliance testing.

Training course design and delivery.

Expert witness testimony.


Developed machine reliability program for polar class flagship icebreaker of the US Coast Guard.

Engaged to determine suitability of military ship propulsion system for specific mission.

Participated in development of the IEEE Standard 45 rewrite.

Developed criteria for the US Navy’s new DDG-1000 multi-mission destroyer program.

Assisted in design and development of Government SCIFs.

Conducted testing on LM2500 gas turbine S/N 001.

Periodically provided training to licensed Professional Engineers for CEU credit.

Sailed the Arctic and worked in the Amazon rainforest. PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS:

Acoustical Society of America.

American Society of Naval Engineers.

American Society for Nondestructive Testing.



Published in journals Sound & Vibration, P/PM Technology, Vibrations, ASNE Intelligent Ships, and ASNE Fleet Maintenance Technical Proceedings.

Presentations delivered at national conferences of the American Society of Naval Engineers

(including Intelligent Ships and Fleet Maintenance symposia), National Environmental Balancing Bureau, Nuclear HVAC Utility Group, Regional Association of Healthcare Engineers, Institute of Applied Health Sciences, Central Safety Association, Vibration Institute, American Industrial Hygiene Association, Instrument Society of America, Oklahoma PdM Users Group, US Coast Guard, US Navy, Air Relief Annual Compressor Conference, various architectural firms and engineering firms (often simulcast to other offices throughout the nation), and local US chapters of the American Society of Heating Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers. CERTIFICATIONS:

From International Research and Development Corporation, the Vibration Institute, Quest Technologies, Technical Associates of Charlotte, and PMC Beta.


2002-2016: Vice President and Regional Manager, BRD Noise and Vibration Control, Inc. Successfully penetrated markets including architectural acoustics, and commercial, industrial, marine, military, and HVAC noise and vibration testing, analysis, and control applications. 2002-2007: General Manager, MajerPlus LTD. Provided machine reliability control systems and services with concentrated focus on machinery, structural, and airborne vibration test measurement and signal analysis, condition monitoring, and remedial technologies including precision alignment, vibration isolation, and in-situ dynamic balancing of rotating equipment. 1997-2002: Sales Manager, Vibration Specialty Corporation (VSC). Secured numerous government (and other) short and long-term contracts, often subject to open competitive bidding. Cultivated new alliances that led to greater product integration. Responsible for all advertising (magazine, directory, brochure, web), press releases, sales rep network, pricing, product catalogue, proposals, trade shows, sales presentations, and training.

1989-1997: Service Manager, VSC. Coordinated all activities of department, which consisted of up to 12 engineers and technicians. Established and maintained predictive condition monitoring and reliability programs in over 175 plants throughout the US and abroad including high profile applications for New York City Transit, the United States Coast Guard, and many industrial gas, power generation, and water treatment facilities. Quadrupled sales before advancing to Sales department. 1980-1989: Field Service Engineer, VSC. Performed machinery and structural vibration (signal) analysis and airborne acoustical testing, developed test procedures and acceptance criteria, balanced rotating equipment, conducted machinery condition monitoring services using vibration, infrared thermography, oil analysis, and ultrasonic noise technologies. Designed and deployed online monitoring systems for use in shipboard and land-based applications.

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