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Bennett M. Brooks, Senior Consultant

Mr. Brooks is the Principal Investigator for a number of ongoing noise control projects at Brooks Acoustics Corporation.

Mr. Brooks' career in acoustics spans over twenty years. His engineered designs, proven through rigorous testing, include pleasing sound environments and noise control solutions for applications ranging from factories and other industrial facilities, to concert halls, offices, schools, churches, recording studios, and aircraft interiors. He has also successfully designed and tested quiet products for major manufacturers, including makers of aircraft and industrial machinery.

Early in his career, his design analysis and test work was instrumental in the development of quiet advanced propulsion systems for government and the aircraft industry. Mr. Brooks conducted theoretical and flight test studies for the acoustic and vibration development of aircraft engines and other flight systems, such as aircraft cabin environmental controls and spacecraft hardware.

In more recent years, Mr. Brooks has directed his attention toward the noise control issues of the power industry. His contributions to quiet power include noise control for natural gas pipeline compressor stations, gas turbine/steam/electric combined cycle cogeneration facilities and large-scale wind turbines.

Mr. Brooks continues to serve as an acoustical consultant to a variety of industries. These engagements include those in the manufacturing, architectural, government, legal, real estate development and musical fields. His experience in building hardware for the "real world" was won as Program Manager of several military production contracts as well as Manager of Manufacturing Engineering for both military and commercial flight components.

S.B. Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

M.S. Engineering and Applied Science, George Washington University

Acoustical Society of America (ASA)
- Elected Fellow 2004
- Member, Technical Committee on Noise (Chair 2000 - 2003)
- Member, Technical Committee on Architectural Acoustics
- Member, Committee on Standards (ASACOS)
- Member, ANSI Accredited Standards Committee S-12, Noise (Vice-Chair 1996-1999)
- Individual Expert, ANSI S12, Noise
- Co-chair, S12 Standards Working Group 23 on Sound Power Measurement
- Vice-chair, S12 Standards Working Group 41 on Community Noise Ordinances
- Member, S12 Standards Working Group 42 on Classroom Acoustics
- Chair, ANSI S1 (Acoustics) Working Group 17 on Sound Level Meters
- Member, ISO/TC43/SC1 Working Group 28, Noise
- Organizing Committee, Product Sound Quality (PSQ '97) Symposium
- Faculty, Special Seminar on Noise Control (May 1996)
- Faculty, Workshop on Classroom Acoustics (February 1999)

American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
- Member (since 1974)
- Vice Chairman, Performance Test Code Committee
- ANSI/ASME PTC 36, Measurement of Industrial Sound
Licensed Professional Engineer - State of Connecticut

Bennett Brooks' Curriculum Vitae

View Papers and Presentations Written and Presented by B. Brooks.

Stannard M. Potter, Senior Consultant

As the Founder of United Acoustic Consultants, the predecessor firm of Brooks Acoustics, Mr. Potter has conducted and supervised projects in all phases of environmental and industrial noise control, as well as architectural acoustics and quiet product design. He has served as a member and chairman of numerous standards committees and on government task forces on noise. He has been an invited speaker at lectures and symposia on acoustics.

Mr. Potter was instrumental in the acoustic design of many power facilities around the United States. Prior to founding UAC, he was vice-president of Industrial Acoustics Corporation, a supplier of large noise control devices to industry and government.

B.S. Electrical Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Full Member - Acoustical Society of America (ASA)

Founding Member - National Council of Acoustical Consultants

Member - Institute of Noise Control Engineers (INCE)

Registered Professional Engineer - State of Connecticut