The foundation of ATS Consulting is a wealth of experience with an active approach to problem solving. ATS combines technical know-how, an understanding of overall project needs, and practical solutions for tackling noise and vibration and other strategic project issues. Collectively, our team's experience provides a full range of noise and vibration consulting services for the environmental review, design, construction, and operation of surface transportation, infrastructure, and development projects.
The ATS Consulting team has detailed knowledge of acoustics, environmental regulations, and transit system design. In addition, each team member brings unique skills and insights, including expertise in vibration control, materials, and programming. Partnered with our clients, ATS is fully committed to minimizing the potential noise and vibration impacts from a project while meeting the project schedule and budget.
A particular strength of ATS Consulting is the ability to work with other experts to address problems that require a multi-disciplinary approach. Examples include a recently completed study of long-distance propagation of highway noise, TCRP Projects D-10 and D-12 which require studies of human response, and several evaluations of the acoustics and safety implications of audible warnings at light-rail grade crossings.
Dr. Hugh Saurenman, President
M.S., Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Tufts University, Boston, MA
B.S., Engineering, Harvey Mudd College, Claremont, CA
Professional Engineer in Mechanical Engineering
A nationally known expert in issues related to transportation noise and vibration control, Dr. Saurenman has over forty years experience in the field. He has played an integral role in the development of transit systems nationally and internationally, including light rail, subway, commuter rail, freight rail, bus rapid-transit projects, and railroad mergers and acquisitions. In addition, Dr. Saurenman has been responsible for the creation of many standard procedures used to predict rail noise and vibration and has both authored and been a key contributor to reference documents that are widely used by rail systems and their consultants to evaluate noise and vibration impacts.
With his experience in acoustical consulting, Dr. Saurenman has an unparalleled depth of understanding of transit and environmental noise and vibration, advanced measurement techniques and equipment, and methods to minimize impacts and improve operations.
John (Jack) Meighan, Associate
B.S. Mechanical Engineering, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
Jack was an intern at ATS during the summer of 2014. As an intern, he used his skills in robotics to help streamline ATS's measurement procedures. Jack returned to ATS after completing his studies at USC in Mechanical Engineering. At ATS, Jack uses his experience in robotics along with his ability with MATLAB and Labview to help ATS provide our clients with the best, most efficient testing protocols. Jack participates in the full range of ATS projects, from designing and implementing field testing and analysis procedures to preparing technical reports that present project results and recommendations to clients.
Roberto Della Neve, Associate
B.S. Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
Roberto joined ATS Consulting in October of 2017. Before joining ATS, he worked as a researcher at Princeton University investigating the effects of digital audio filters on humans’ perception of sound. This experience developed his ability to write scripts in MATLAB for data collection and processing.
At ATS, Roberto utilizes his research and programming skills, along with his data collection and processing experience, to streamline data processing in our measurements. Furthermore, he participates in field measurements, analysis and preparing technical reports.
Jonathan Mabuni, Associate
B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Engineer-In-Training (EIT), California
Jonathan joined ATS Consulting in August of 2018. Prior to joining ATS, he worked as a member of Cornell's Engineers without Borders chapter in Calcha, Bolivia where he and his team designed and built a 51-meter span hanging pedestrian bridge. In addition to his international experience in engineering, he comes from a mechanical and aerospace background, having worked on projects in robotics and mechanical design.
At ATS, Jonathan utilizes his comprehensive experience and technical skills to participate in field measurements and provide data analysis. He is an integral part of the team when it comes to preparing reports and supplying project results and client recommendations.
Amanda Troisi, Associate
BFA Tisch School of the Arts, New York University, New York, NY
Amanda joined ATS Consulting in May of 2018. Prior to joining ATS, she worked as an event planner, personal chef, business administrator, designer, sound engineer, and performer in the entertainment industry. Her creative background is utilized at ATS to develop company outreach and design marketing materials.
Amanda is also an integral part of the ATS team when it comes to writing and preparing proposals and developing new relationships to expand the company's partnerships and cultivate new opportunities.