Choosing MB Dynamics as your noise and vibration test partner gives you the opportunity to work with a skilled team who cares about your unique needs and specifications. Get to know team members below!
RICHARD MCCORMICK – President
President, CEO and co-founder of MB Dynamics. 30+ years of experience growing MB to $10M-a-year profitable business innovating and delivering application-specific solutions for vibration, shock and acoustic test applications for automotive, industrial equipment, aerospace and defense, electronics, and consumer products. 75% of sales are export to China, Korea, Japan, Taiwan, India, Germany, England, Spain, Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, Turkey, & Canada. Functional MB duties include strategic direction, business development, project management, engineering oversight, operations management, and finance/treasury functions. Prior experience includes general management positions with SDRC and Nordson Corporation, including 5 years opening and operating SDRC’s first international office in the UK.
MBA and BSME, University of Cincinnati
ED PETERSON, P.E. – Director of Application Engineering
Ed was a pioneer in the development of S&R test methods, innovating practical and cost-effective S&R equipment and software; acquiring road load data; developing S&R drive files; training in S&R test procedures; authoring a chapter in a squeak & rattle book; and being a reliable source of applications know-how for OEMs and suppliers. Ford selected Ed and MB to assist in implementing an Instrument Panel PV and Early Build S&R Process at an IP JIT plant. Over 10 years performing S&R tests and 21 used N10 Loudness plus subjective evaluations to audit IPs during road-like vibration to diagnose, identify and root-cause noise to implement ICA and PCA actions.
MSME and BSME, University of Cincinnati
BILL RUSEN, P.E. – Director of Product Engineering
Bill has been with MB for a number of years in this capacity having evolved all electrical and electronic products. His group is responsible for design, development, and product launch of electrical and electronic subsystems required to make MB Vibration Test Systems function at or above specifications. This includes all computing resources, both internal and for delivery to customers as part of larger systems. Before joining MB, Bill was with SDRC, Farwell & Hendricks, and Belcan where he was Director of Instrumentation Services, performed nuclear qualification testing and consulting engineering in vibration testing technologies for GM, Proctor and Gamble and DelMonte.
BSEE, University of Cincinnati
DON LEAVER – Director of Software Engineering
Don is the primary developer of the Millenium™ Control Systems, two-axis pitch-and-roll test system, 6-DoF Quiet Test System, Dynamic Vehicle Torquer pneumatic suspension system test rig, Airbag Control Unit Rollover-Crash Simulator, and Pneumatic-Rack-Load-Simulator subsystem. Don is also part of the MB team responsible for data acquisition front-end hardware design. Prior to joining MB, Don held field application and software engineering positions with Concurrent Computer Corporation and UniDyn.
PHD and BS, University of Washington
BA, University of Colorado
MIKE PRIEBE – Director, Global S&R and Sound/Vibration Quality Technology
Mike has over 20 years of experience in advanced product development and product validation with leading seat supplier, Johnson Controls. As Subject Matter Technical Expert (SMTE) for NVH Engineering at Johnson Controls, Mike had design sign-off responsibility for S&R prevention on all seating programs developed in North America. During product validation, he assisted the product engineers to identify root cause and corrective actions for DV, PV, and launch S&R issues. He also worked closely with the JCI plant quality organizations and Ford’s S&R group to implement Ford’s Squeak and Rattle (S&R) Prevention Process using MB Dynamics S&R shaker test systems at seating JIT plants around the globe.
MSME, Purdue University
BSME, University of Notre Dame
JUERGEN WEBER – Global Engineering Services
Prior to joining MB, Juergen was with Johnson Controls in Burscheid, Germany where he was most recently Engineering Manager for Noise, Vibration and Comfort including BSR, having been responsible for durability testing in Burscheid and Trencin. He and Mike Priebe have been colleagues for a number of years and the two developed the statement of requirements for our VPR+4D system. Juergen’s lab in Burscheid bought the first VPR+4D and he was here a few years ago for its factory acceptance testing. His lab managed and used it in their European-wide S&R programs for Johnson Controls. He is proficient in German, English and French.