Meet the MB Dynamics Staff

Choosing MB Dynamics as your noise and vibration test partner means that you get an opportunity to work with a skilled team who cares about your unique needs and specifications. Get to know our team members below. To reach any of us via email, we invite you to use our contact form. Your inquiry will be immediately routed to the best team member for response.

RICHARD MCCORMICK – President, CEO & Founder
30+ years of experience in growing MB to $10M-a-year profitable business, by innovating and delivering application-specific solutions for vibration, shock and acoustic test applications, within the automotive, industrial equipment, aerospace and defense, electronics, and consumer product sectors. Roughly 75% of sales are exported annually 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 five years establishing and operating SDRC’s first international office in the UK. MBA and BSME, University of Cincinnati

ED PETERSON, P.E. – Director of Applications Engineering
Ed was a pioneer in the development of squeak and rattle (S&R) test methods, innovating practical and cost-effective S&R equipment and software; acquiring road load data (RLDA); developing S&R drive files; training S&R test procedures; authoring a chapter in a S&R book; and being a reliable source of applications know-how for OEMs and suppliers. Ford Motor Company also selected Ed and MB Dynamics to assist with implementation of an Instrument Panel PV and Early Build S&R Process at an IP JIT plant. Over ten years of experience in performing S&R tests, 21 of which used N10 Loudness, plus subjective evaluations to audit IPs during road-like vibration to diagnose, identify and root cause noise, and 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 Dynamics for a number of years in this capacity, having evolved all of the company’s electrical and electronic products. His group is responsible for the design, development, and product launches of required electrical and electronic subsystems to ensure that MB’s Vibration Test Systems function at or above published specifications. This includes all computing resources, both internal and for delivery to customers as part of larger systems. Before joining MB, Bill served in a progressive series of engineering leadership roles with SDRC, Farwell & Hendricks, and Belcan. At Belcan, he served as Director of Instrumentation Services, performing nuclear qualification testing and serving as an engineering consultant in vibration testing technologies for General Motors, Proctor & Gamble and DelMonte. BSEE, University of Cincinnati

DON LEAVER – Director of Software Engineering
Don is the primary developer of the MB 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, gained from his experience with leading seat supplier, Johnson Controls. As Subject Matter Technical Expert (SMTE) for NVH Engineering at Johnson Controls, Mike had design sign-off responsibilities 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 S&R Prevention Process using MB Dynamics S&R shaker test systems at seating JIT plants  globally. 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 most recently served as the Engineering Manager for Noise, Vibration, and Comfort including BSR, having been responsible for durability testing in both 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.