2pNS1. A consultant for acoustical product breakthroughs---A tribute.

Session: Tuesday Afternoon, May 14

Time: 1:05

Author: John W. Kopec
Location: Riverbank Acoust. Labs. RAL[sup TM]), 1512 Batavia Ave., Geneva, IL 60134


The staff at the Riverbank Acoustical Laboratories (RAL[sup TM]) in Geneva, IL is often asked to recommend an acoustical consultant for a myriad of acoustical related projects. In order to avoid any unfavorable backlash situations, the staff has to be as certain as possible that they recommend a consultant who will successfully fulfill the request at hand. To assist in the selection process a three-level-type list of tasks, including the names of various acoustical consultants that might fulfill these tasks, was compiled. Level three included the names of acoustical consultants that possibly could fulfill, perhaps, one of the more demanding kinds of requests, which was the need for an acoustical consultant that could provide the design of an acoustical breakthrough product. Curt Holmer fulfilled that request three times, and because of that he had earned a well-deserved place on the list of outstanding acoustical consulting accomplishments that at the time of their occurrence provided an acoustical breakthrough.

from ASA 131st Meeting, Indianapolis, May 1996