Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, New Jersey, Master of Electric Engineering, 1979–1984.
Stevens Institute of Technology, Bachelor of Engineer, 1974–1979.

President & CEO of Abel Consulting - A full service Architectural Acoustics, Audio & Audiovisual Systems Design Firm

2000 - 2001
Cerami & Associates, New York, NY. Principal in Charge of Audiovisual Group. Responsible for all marketing and management of engineering design and consulting services relating to audio & audiovisual projects.

1994 – 2000
Lewis S. Goodfriend & Associates, Morristown, New Jersey. Head of Audio and Audiovisual Design Group and Architectural Acoustics Dept. Responsible for all marketing and management of engineering design and consulting services relating to audio, audiovisual and architectural acoustics projects.

1982 – 1994
New Jersey Communications, Kenilworth, New Jersey. Senior Project Engineer for management and design of all types of commercial audio, video, CCTV, MATV, audiovisual, teleconferencing and videoconferencing projects. Engineering responsibilities included all project related design work; dictating of fabrication practices; fabrication and installation supervision; final system check-out; tuning and/or fine adjustment. Management responsibilities included review of all project contracts and specification; 100 percent of project-related contact with owner, end user, and various contractors and consultants; negotiating of project-related problems, be they technical, logistical, or financial, with same. Responsible as an in-house acoustics expert. Consulted on acoustical design of William Carlos William Center for the Performing Arts. Head of computer department and manual drafting department. Implemented change to all CAD system in 1988.

1980 - 1982
Lewis S. Goodfriend & Associates, Morristown, New Jersey, Consulting Engineers in Acoustics. Lead and Staff Consulting Engineer on industrial, architectural, and environmental noise projects; vibration analysis and control projects; forensic acoustics; architectural acoustics design projects. Responsibilities included proposal preparation; machine and process analysis; development of acoustics related computer software; design and implementation of measurement, noise control, and OSHA monitoring programs; working with architects on theater and office design to insure proper acoustical environment for space use; preparation of results and findings to both technical and non-technical persons; and marketing. Architectural projects included office privacy assessment; HVAC isolation in office and studio environments; mechanical systems isolation; and meeting and conference room acoustics.

1979 – 1980
Donley, Miller & Nowikas, East Hanover, New Jersey. Staff Engineer involved in data collection, reduction, and analysis on both industrial and environmental noise projects. Responsible for calibration and up-keep of laboratory and field equipment used in acoustical engineering. Experienced with acoustical analysis equipment ranging from sound level meters to narrow band spectrum analyzers.

Member – IEEE
Member – Acoustical Society of America
Member – Audio Engineering Society


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