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                  Robert Hellweg holds BS and MS degrees in aeronautical and astronautical engineering from the University of Illinois. While in graduate school, he worked one summer as an intern at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Manned Spacecraft Center acoustic lab in Houston, Texas, and realized then that he wanted to work in Acoustics Engineering. Bob is a Fellow of the Acoustical Society of America (ASA), a Fellow of the Institute of Noise Control Engineering/USA (INCE/USA), a registered Professional Engineer in Illinois, and a Board Certified member of INCE/USA. Bob is a past president of INCE/USA and is currently Treasurer of the INCE Foundation. He is the Vice- Chair of the ASA Committee on Standards (ASACOS) and is past chair and vice-chair of ASA Standards Committee S12 Noise. He is a member of several ASA standards working groups and of several ISO working groups. He is a member of ASA Technical Committees on Noise and Architectural Acoustics. Bob has over 45 years experience in acoustics and noise control engineering. He is sole proprietor of Hellweg Acoustics and a senior consultant at Epsilon Associates. Previously, he worked at Hewlett-Packard (HP) (via the mergers with Compaq and Digital Equipment Corp) in quieting and testing Information Technology products, at the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency in the Noise Pollution Division, at Martin Marietta, and at McDonnell Douglas. In his spare time, he enjoys jogging (having completed 15 marathons including 6 Boston marathons), traveling and hiking with his wife, reading books, and spending time with his children and grandson.
 Jeff G. Schmitt, P.E. has been practicing in the area of acoustics for over 30 years, specializing in laboratory design, acoustic measurements and ISO 17025 quali- ty systems. Mr. Schmitt currently serves as an acoustics laboratory assessor for the National Institute of Standards and Technology, National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program and Co-Chairs S12/WG 23 on Sound Power and Sound Pressure standards. In addition to his work in sound emissions of products and equipment, Mr. Schmitt is also active in the areas of testing of building acoustics measurements and hearing protector attenuation. Mr. Schmitt’s company, ViAcoustics, is based in Austin, Texas.
  Laura Ann Wilber received her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern Mississippi in Speech Correction, her Master’s from Gallaudet in Deaf Education; and her doctorate in Audiology under Raymond Carhart from Northwestern University. After completing her doctorate she moved to UCLA to do research with Victor Goodhill. Later she moved to New York to serve as the Speech and Hearing Clinic Director at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Wilber was a professor of Audiology at Northwestern University from 1978 until she retired at the end of 2002. She was on the environmental control board in New York City as the “Noise Expert,” and has represented the United States since 1977 on various International Organization for Standardization (ISO) working groups related to bioacoustics. She has been a member of several American National Standards Institute (ANSI) working groups and served as chair of Standards Committee S-3. She also served as president of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). She is currently professor emeritus at Northwestern University.
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