Neil Stremmel named next Standards Manager of the Acoustical Society of America

Melville (NY), 19 February 2016 — Neil R. Stremmel will join the Acoustical Society of America (ASA) as Standards Manager designate on February 29, 2016. He will replace Susan Blaeser, who will retire on May 27, 2016 after 15 years of service with the Society as Standards Manager.

Stremmel comes to ASA from the United States Bowling Congress (USBC) where he served for 16 years, starting as Technical Director and Director of Research until his current position as Managing Director. He oversaw over 30 employees, served as staff liaison to the USBC Equipment Specification Committee, and served as a member of the USBC Strategic Planning Committee. In addition, he has extensive international experience.

Stremmel received a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Bradley University, Peoria, IL. He is an International Bowling Pro Shops and Instructors Association (IBPSIA) Certified Advanced Technician and  a USBC Bronze level Coach. He will relocate from Grand Prairie, Texas to the Melville, New York area in the summer.

Christopher J. Struck, ASA’s Standards Director, said “Neil’s skills and experience are a great fit for the ASA Standards team. We know he will have an immediate impact, working with the staff, volunteers, member organizations, and our international counterparts to develop and maintain useful acoustical standards and to continuously improve our processes.”

“We are very fortunate to attract a candidate of Neil’s caliber to the ASA Standards Program,” said Susan E. Fox, ASA Executive Director. “We conducted a nationwide search and attracted a range of excellent candidates. Neil’s background and experience are very well suited to the program and the position. While we are very sorry to lose Susan Blaeser’s considerable expertise, we are confident that Neil will carry on and expand upon her good work. We look forward to welcoming him to the Society.”


The Acoustical Society of America (ASA) is the premier international scientific society in acoustics devoted to the science and technology of sound. Its 7000 members worldwide represent a broad spectrum of the study of acoustics. ASA publications include the Journal of the Acoustical Society of America—the world’s leading journal on acoustics, Acoustics Today magazine, books, and standards on acoustics. The Society also holds two major scientific meetings per year. For more information about the Society visit our website,