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Jim Ashley Named Acoustiblok National Sales Manager, AV Division

Posted by Liz Ernst on Fri, Aug 10, 2012 @ 02:10 AM

Jim Ashley Acoustiblok national sales manager, AV divisionTAMPA, Florida, August 7, 2012 – Acoustiblok, Inc. Founder and President Lahnie Johnson has named Jim Ashley national sales manager of Acoustiblok’s AV division.  Ashley brings more than 27 years of experience in specialty electronics to the Acoustiblok sales team, where he will lead the department’s focus on channel integration.

Prior to joining the Acoustiblok team, Ashley, spent one year as VP of sales and marketing for SoundWave Technologies in New Smyrna Beach, where he streamlined processes while implementing new profit opportunities that had been previously overlooked. 

From 2002 through 2010, Ashley worked for Absolute Sound in Winter Park, starting in sales and working his way up to general manager. Ashley’s daily operations included sales, merchandising, marketing, and implementing new company policies and procedures. Within a few months of taking the helm as general manager, Ashley steered the company to its highest sales volume in history.

Ashley began his career in the electronics industry right out of high school. His background in drafting and architectural design, combined with his understanding of the complex process of integrating electronics and technology make Ashley a natural fit for Acoustiblok’s expanding sales team.

Ashley’s command of the specialty AV industry has made him a frequently quoted expert among journalists and specialty writers for a myriad of industry trade publications.

“We’re thrilled to have Jim on board, he brings a new dimension to the Acoustiblok sales team with qualities and skills we’ve been looking for in the national sales manager position,” Johnson says. “He has surpassed sales goals with every company he’s worked with, he has a broad knowledge of the specialty AV industry, and his track record could not be better.” For more information, visit the Acoustiblok website, email, or call 813.980.1400.

About Acoustiblok:  

Acoustiblok, Inc., a NASA spin-off company, has been providing high quality noise abatement products since 1998, earning 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 transformed into inaudible trace amounts of heat (adiabatic).

Just one, 1/8-inch layer of Acoustiblok in a standard wall can result in more sound reduction than 12-inches of poured concrete. Environmentally friendly, Acoustiblok contains no lead, barium, or asbestos, is UV resistant and impervious to water and mold; it is UL rated and classified in the US and Canada (CUL) for virtually all wall, floor, and ceiling installations. For more information, visit



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Acoustiblok® Provides Perfect Sound Aesthetics at Venezuelan Center

Posted by Liz Ernst on Tue, Sep 7, 2010 @ 10:26 AM

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CARACAS, Venezuela -- Acoustiblok® sound abatement material was chosen to provide state-of-the-art acoustical balance in the musicians’ rehearsal studios at the Center for Social Action Through Music Center in Caracas, Venezuela.

Acoustiblok was installed within the wall surfaces, floors and ceilings of the practice rooms within the orchestral center, which is divided into two main zones: the northern zone, where the academic activities are developed, and the southern zone, which consists of the Simón Bolívar Concert Hall with a seating capacity of 1,100. The southern zone is also composed of  the Concert Hall No. 2, with a seating capacity of 400, and a range of rehearsal rooms, recording studios and music workshops.

The Center is an eleven-story building designed by Venezuelan architect Tomás Lugo that also includes libraries, an outdoor acoustic shell, recording rooms, changing rooms, cafés, and administrative offices.

Consultants for the State Foundation for the National System of Youth and Children’s Orchestras of Venezuela (FESNOJIV) chose Acoustiblok for its proven ability to effective reduce sound transmission. Installing Acoustiblok in walls, floors, and ceilings increases the decibel reduction through a thermodynamic process called “adiabatic isothermal conversion" whereby Acoustiblok is engineered to transform acoustic energy into inaudible friction energy as the material flexes from sound waves.

Another benefit of Acoustiblok treatment is the improved definition in room bass response. This is due largely to the damping and slightly rigid characteristics of Acoustiblok that are added to all treated surfaces, resulting in clearer and tighter bass performance. The results are the kind of acoustical perfection necessary for a facility of this magnitude

The Center for Social Action Through Music was created by the FESNOJIV and financed by the National Housing Institute of Venezuela and the Inter-American Development Bank for the purpose of developing music academic programs and training courses for orchestral conductors, performers and music professionals.

FESNOJIV seeks to improve the lives of Venezuela’s low-income youth by offering artistic and intellectual opportunities to which they normally would not be exposed.

While Caracas is home to most of Venezuela’s youth and children’s orchestras, the foundation has nationwide reach, incorporating nearly 250,000 children in both rural and urban areas in each of the country’s 24 states. Venezuela has 125 youth orchestras, 57 children’s orchestras and 30 adult professional symphony orchestras, in addition to a vast network of núcleos, or music schools, located throughout the country.

Acoustiblok is made of a 1/8-inch (3 mm) thick proprietary viscoelastic polymer material with a high-density mineral content, heavy yet extremely flexible.

One thin layer of Acoustiblok added to a standard metal or wood stud wall will result in more sound reduction - and provide more privacy - than 12-inches (30.5 cm) of poured concrete.

Acoustiblok’s noise solution products are backed with hard science and certified, independent laboratory test results. The acoustical laboratory at Architectural Testing, Inc. in York, Pennsylvania recorded an astounding Sound Transmission Class (STC) of 85 for a concrete block and metal stud wall design configuration that included Acoustiblok, which translates to a perceived volume reduction of 99-percent to human hearing. To find out more about the Acoustiblok Noise Reduction products, contact us at 813-980-1400, e-mail us at, or visit our website at


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