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Expert in Acoustics, Noise & Vibration Control, Audio Visual Technology, Lighting, EMF

Expert ID: 728623 Ohio, USA

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Expert took his first electronics course by mail at the age of 12, and began a career that spans over forty years. While he was in high school, he designed, assembled, and sold sound and lighting equipment to local bands, and began making live recordings of bands. Then he worked briefly as an electrician's helper. After attending the University of Cincinnati, he was hired as concert stage production manager for a local Cincinnati promoter. While employed at the legendary Ludlow Garage concert hall, he had responsibilities for the sound system, stage lighting, stage power and instrument amps, and recorded dozens of live shows. Many of these concert recordings were released on commercial albums by major artists, including the Allman Brothers Band, NRBQ,and Neil Young. He was then recruited to work as a touring concert sound engineer by Clair Brothers Audio, of Lititz, Pa. (then - and now - considered to be the world's premier concert sound systems contractor), crisscrossing the US and Canada with the day s top entertainers, including the Moody Blues, Jethro Tull, Iron Butterfly, The Jefferson Airplane, & Blood, Sweat & Tears. After returning to Cincinnati he began work as an electrical contractor field estimator/planner and buyer for Becker Electric Company and for years also operated his own electronic systems installation contracting business. He continued his career working for Industrial Communication & Sound Co. (ICS), a large electronic systems contractor and as a Sales Rep and quickly rose to the position of Sales Manager, holding responsibilities for negotiating contracts, estimating and bidding, systems design, and marketing of the company's services. Specializing in turnkey design/build project work his clients ranged from local corporations, to large chemical plants to foreign government projects. During these many years, he gained valuable hands-on knowledge and field experience in electronic systems design, installation and operations, and more importantly, client perspectives regarding communications needs and systems installations.

In 1982, Expert expanded his repertoire by providing consulting services through the systems contractor. In 1986, he founded an independent consulting firm, and as the firm's Lead Consultant, he was personally involved in a wide range of projects including college education and sports facilities, hi-tech high schools, state courtrooms, numerous city council chambers, TV and radio broadcast and production facilities, meeting facilities of varies sizes serving groups of from 50 to18,000 people, high end residential condominium developments, a wide range of industrial facilities, sophisticated national security installations, the areas most prominent corporate offices, and churches of all faiths.

Expert has personally developed numerous proprietary design and testing programs and protocols involving hardware and software that are highly respected by his most sophisticated clientele. He has successfully completed hundreds of projects ranging from small impact assessments to large renovation and new construction projects. He has testified as an expert witness in numerous court cases involving noise control issues.

Today, Expert draws on his wealth of past project experience and hands-on knowledge to guide him in his current service in the interest of his clients. He has a track record of working as a project team member with client staff to assure that work is implemented in a timely manner and within the project budget estimate. Many of his diverse projects involve specialized "one of a kind," "never been done before" work. Proudly, the majority of his new work comes as a result of referrals from his clients and project team co-members.


Clark County High School - serve as acoustical design consultant to project architect for new auditoriumFranklin-Monroe K-12 School - serve as acoustical design consultant to project architect for all areas of new schoolGeneral Electric Aviation - provide onsite acoustical testing to verify that Sensitive Compartmented Information Facilities (SCIFs) used for USAF security contract work meet DIA/CIA security standards for audio security and speech privacyGeneral Electric Aviation - serve as sound system consultant for plantwide Emergency Warning System - project included 82 buildings (6,000,000 s.f. indoors) and outdoor coverage of 462 acres of industrial complex. Perform onsite testing in every area to certify compliance with contract specifications.Procter & Gamble - Cincinnati Corporate Headquarters - provide annual testing and adjustment of Sound Masking System installed in open plan offices at each of 5000 employee desks.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Indianapolis, Indiana - Bloomington, Indiana - Muncie, Indiana - Anderson, Indiana - Cincinnati, Ohio - Dayton, Ohio - Springfield, Ohio - Hamilton, Ohio - Lexington, Kentucky - Louisville, Kentucky

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Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 2009 Degree: Subject: Electrical / Electronic Engineering Technology, Business Administration Institution: University of Cincinnati, Columbus State Community College

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2009 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: President / Lead Consultant Department: Responsibilities: Consulting, Management
Years: 1986 to 2009 Employer: Richard J. Lemker & Associates Title: President / Lead Consultant Department: Responsibilities: Consulting, Management
Years: 1976 to 1986 Employer: Industrial Communication & Sound Co. Inc. Title: Sales Manager / Consultant Department: Architectural Audio / Spectron Responsibilities: Sales Manager & Audio Design Consultant

Government Experience

Years Agency Role Description
Years: 1989 to Present Agency: GE Aviation / USAF Role: Security testing / consultant Description: Provide onsite FSTC and Privacy testing services for SCIFs used for classified military security work
Years: 1995 to 1996 Agency: National Aerospece Intelligence Center Role: Systems design consultant Description: Design audio-visual systems for NAIC Conference Room Upgrades / prepare bid documents
Years: 1995 to 1996 Agency: City of Cincinnati Convention Center Role: Consultant Description: Design CCTV system upgrade (add 52 cameras) / prepare bid documents / manage contract
Years: 2009 to 2010 Agency: Franklin-Monroe School District Role: Consultant Description: Acoustical design consultant for new K-12 school

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Numerous cases before state and federal courts, and local zoning boards
Training / Seminars
Guest Lecturer, Miami University (of Ohio) School of Architecture
Vendor Selection
Extensive experience as end-user, installing contractor, in addition to consulting work
Marketing Experience
Expert in field testing and certification of government Sensitive Compartmented Information Facilities (SCIFs) for audio security / speech privacy
Other Relevant Experience
Concert sound and live album recording engineer

Fields of Expertise

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