Andy is a noise control specialist with 20 years of experience in mitigating noise and vibration concerns. He started his career in Europe working for a turnkey provider of industrial and environmental noise and vibration control solutions. Learning the trade, Andy was extensively involved with quieting down environmental stack noise emissions from power plants and enclosing in plant noise sources to meet occupational noise exposure limits for operators.
After moving to the United States, Andy started his own acoustical consulting business, building on his industrial noise and vibration control experience gained in Europe. As one of the three founding partners and principal consultant of SSA Acoustics LLP, he specialized in architectural acoustic and mechanical equipment noise and vibration control for commercial and industrial clients and large mixed-use building developers, besides working on industrial projects including oil and gas facilities in Alaska. His experience in oil and gas brought him to Calgary, Alberta where he consulted and worked as an environmental engineer for oil and gas. He also became the exclusive Kinetics representative for industrial, environmental and architectural noise control in Western Canada. In 2009 Andy founded MERLIN Integrated Solutions and has since grown the organization to be a leading supplier of Noise Control, Environmental Support, Architectural Products and Construction Services throughout Western Canada.
Andy is a Board Certified INCE Member (Institute of Noise Control Engineering) and has a master’s degree in electrical engineering from the Technical University in Vienna, Austria. Additional coursework in acoustical modeling, noise control and environmental assessments round out his technical background. He keeps involved in the acoustical community as an active member with INCE and ASHRAE.