Professional Qualifications

Thornton Acoustics & Vibrations is a Veteran Owned Small Business (VOSB).

Dr. Thornton is widely recognized as an expert in his field. He brings thirty eight years of experience, advanced education in both engineering and business, and a supporting network of colleagues to his highly successful approach to solving problems efficiently and cost-effectively.

His qualifications include:
- PhD in Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University (specializing in acoustics, vibrations and noise
- MSME, Purdue University (specializing in acoustics, vibrations, and noise control)
- BSME, University of Pittsburgh
- MBA, University of Pittsburgh (specializing in finance)
- Registered Professional Engineer in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, PE 022535 E specifically in
  acoustics, vibrations, and noise (certified by testing)
- Full member (Originally Board Certified in 1976) of the Institute of Noise Control Engineers (INCE);
  past or present member of the Acoustical Society of America, American Society of Mechanical
  Engineers, American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers; and National
  Council of Acoustical Consultants
- Active (past and/or present) in ASA, INCE, ANSI, ASME, ASTM, NCAC, ASHRAE and other nationally
  recognized organizations influential in developing national standards and guide lines for industry and
- Individual Expert on S12 of the Acoustical Society of American for the American National Standards
- Former representative to ANSI S1 and S12 for the American Petroleum Institute, API

William D. Thornton, MSME has a graduate degree from Purdue University.





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