PROFESSIONAL STAFF

Our long history of success is a direct result of the quality of our staff. Our senior personnel have post- graduate degrees and all work exclusively on projects associated with acoustics, vibration, and noise. Our consultants maintain the highest professional standards and keep abreast of new technological developments, governmental codes and regulations, and new applications of proven technologies. They are actively involved in professional organizations through membership, technical forums, technical presentations, chairing committees, and moderating conferences.

James T. Nelson, Ph.D., P.E. – President / Senior Principal
• Ph.D., M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, B.A. in Physics and Mathematics,
  University of California, Berkeley
• Member: ASA, NCAC, TRB, ASME, AIP, INCE
• Registered Mechanical Engineer
• 41 years professional experience

Richard A. Carman, Ph.D., P.E. – Vice President / Senior Principal
• Ph.D., M.S., B.S. in Mechanical Engineering/Acoustics, University of California, Berkeley
• Member: ASA, NCAC, AEP, ASME, ASTM, AREMA, NY Society of Professional Engineers
• Registered Mechanical Engineer
• 41 years professional experience

Pablo A. Daroux – Principal
• M.S. in Acoustics, The Pennsylvania State University
• B.S. in Physics, Wagner College, New York
• Member: ASA, AES, INCE, NCAC, WESTCON, Society of Forensic Engineers & Scientists
• 27 years professional experience

Derek Watry – Chief Executive Officer / Principal
• M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley
• B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, University of California, San Diego
• M.B.A., Saint Mary's College of California
• National Science Foundation Fellowship, 1988-91
• Member: ASA, NCAC
• 22 years professional experience

Deborah A. Jue – Principal
• M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley
• B.S. in Engineering: Acoustics, Stanford University
• Member: ASA, AES, NCAC, TRB, WTS, Society of Women Engineers, Associate: INCE
• 26 years professional experience

James E. Phillips – Associate Principal
• M.S. in Acoustics, B.S. in Aerospace Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University
• Fellow: ASA
• Member: NCAC President Elect, ASA Chair of the Structural Acoustics & Vibration Technical Committee
• Associate: ASCE
• 25 years professional experience

Gary M. Glickman – Associate Principal
• M.S. in Civil Engineering & Engineering Mechanics, Columbia University, New York
• B.S. in Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of California, Berkeley
• Member: Chi Epsilon (Civil Engineering Honors Society), INCE, ASA, NCAC
• 16 years professional experience

Thomas F. Bergen – Senior Consultant
• M.S. in Acoustics, The Pennsylvania State University
• B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin
• Member: ASA, INCE, IEST, NCAC
• 21 years professional experience

Todd A. Busch – Senior Consultant
• M.A.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering, University of British Columbia
• B.A.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering, University of British Columbia
• Member: INCE, AES, ASHRAE, ASTM
• 19 years professional experience

Leisa E. Nalls – Senior Consultant
• B.S. E. in Acoustics and Music, University of Hartford, CT
• Member: ASA, INCE
• 8 years professional experience

Michael A. Amato – Associate/Laboratory Manager
• A.S. Degree, Electronics Technology, Laney College
• Music Major, University of California, Berkeley
• 32 years professional experience

Silas J. Bensing – Associate
• B.A. in Audio Arts and Acoustics, Columbia College, Chicago, Illinois
• Member: ASA
• 6 years professional experience

Patrick G. Faner – Associate
• B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley
• Member: Mechanical Engineering Honor Society
• 7 years professional experience

Ani S. Toncheva – Associate
• B.S. in Physics, Bard College, New York
• Member: ASA, Young Professionals in Transportation, WTS
• 3 years professional experience

Sarah E. Kaddatz – Assistant
• B.S. in Acoustics, Columbia College, Chicago, Illinois
• Member: ASA

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George Paul Wilson, Ph.D. – President Emeritus
• Ph.D., M.S., B.S. in Mechanical Engineering/Acoustics, University of California, Berkeley
• Founded Wilson, Ihrig & Associates, Inc. and served as President (1966-2002)
• Fellow: ASA
• Member: AES, INCE, ASHRAE
• Past President of National Council of Acoustical Consultants (1980-1982)
• Over 50 years professional experience

Steven L. Wolfe – Past President
• M.S. in Mechanical Engineering/Acoustics, University of California, Berkeley
• B.S. in Engineering, Harvey Mudd College
• Member: ASA, AES, NCAC, NHCA, Society of Forensic Engineers and Scientists,
  APTA Track Noise & Vibration Subcommittee
• 40 years professional experience