TAMPA, FLA. (USA), March 31, 2011 – Lahnie Johnson, president and founder of Acoustiblok, Inc., has named Vinod Sharma Director of Engineering.
Sharma’s duties will include involvement in engineering, design, product development, research and manufacturing for the company’s line of sound abatement products under the Acoustiblok® label, and the company’s Thermablok® aerogel thermal insulation products.
As Director of Engineering for Acoustiblok, Sharma will participate in determining the business’s strategy and vision, and for engineering consultancy and global business operations.
Sharma, a native of Jaipur, India, moved to Tampa from Brunei in 1998. He brings more than 15 years’ experience in consulting, design engineering and project management for industrial, governmental and public agencies in the U.S., India and Brunei.
Sharma earned a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the National Institute of Technology (NIT) in Jaipur, India.
Acoustiblok’s high quality noise abatement products, available since 1998, have earned the industry’s highest ratings from architects, builders and consumers. Acoustiblok is a proprietary viscoelastic polymer material with a high density mineral content, heavy and yet extremely flexible. As sound waves cause the Acoustiblok material to flex, internal friction occurs and the acoustical energy is dissipated into undetectable trace amounts of heat.
Just one, 1/8- inch layer of Acoustiblok in a standard wall will result in more sound reduction than 12-inches of poured concrete. Environmentally friendly, Acoustiblok contains no lead or asbestos, is UV resistant and impervious to water and mold; it is UL rated and classified for virtually all wall, floor and ceiling installations. Available internationally, Acoustiblok was awarded first place in England’s Sound Abatement Competition, presented at the British House of Commons.