Dinsmore - Acoustical Engineer - Troy, MI, USA

Michael Dinsmore

Troy, MI, USA


Acoustical Engineer


Experienced specialist in acoustical materials, acoustical testing, acoustical laboratory design & construction, NVH chassis dynamometer design & specification, multi-layer acoustical material modeling & optimization.

Work History

Independent Acoustical Consultant

Acoustical Consulting Services

From April 2004

Director - Advanced Development, Acoustics

Johnson Controls

Director, Technology Div.

Lear Corporation

Director, Acoustics

Masland Industries

Director, GM Business Unit


Director, Advanced Product Development

Johnson Controls

Director, Technology Division

Lear Corporation

Director, Acoustical Test & Development

Masland Industries


Airflow Resistive Acoustical Facings

Technical consultant on a cross-industry initiative to introduce a new line of airflow resistive facings (AFR) for foam or fiber acoustical absorbers.

Applications include:
- office partitions
- wall panels
- ceiling tiles
- ceiling baffles
- automotive & truck hoodliners
- automotive & truck engine-side dash absorbers
- automotive & truck trim panel absorbers
- aircraft trim panel absorbers
- rail car trim panel absorbers

Advantages include:
- significantly improved sound absorption properties
- weigh reduction
- material and cycle-time cost reduction

Primary Acoustical Consultant -- Heavy Truck Acoustical Test Laboratory

Responsible for
- initial concept development and layout
- developed full set of functional specifications (SOR)
- preliminary budget estimates
- concept reviews with potential general contractors (GCs)
- developed and issued formal Request for Proposals (RFP)
- reviewed RFPs received
- summarized and reviewed RFPs with client management
- developed detailed budget for project approval
- reviewed & recommended a construction management/GC company
- reviewed final concept development and layout by architectural company
- reviewed and approved detailed final design and construction drawings
- oversight of design, construction and installation of specialized test hardware
- performed validation and acceptance testing of each chamber of completed laboratory

Qualifications & Certifications

2011 SAE Arch T. Colwell Merit Award

2011 SAE Arch T. Colwell Merit Award

SAE Acoustical Materials Standards Committee

SAE Acoustical Materials Standards Committee

Mechanical Engineering

General Motors Institute

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