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Acoufelt appoints Dr Olga Umnova to Global Advisory Board

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Acoufelt is pleased to announce that it has appointed Dr Olga Umnova to its Global Advisory Board in a move that reinforces its position as an international leader in the interior acoustics marketplace. The highly respected UK based academic with extensive research experience and theoretical strength in the field of acoustic materials will join an existing team of external advisors from the USA, Sweden and Australia, all of whom are highly regarded in their fields.

“We are delighted to have Dr Umnova join our advisory board and believe that she will make a significant contribution to our business” , said Ben Grace, Global Managing Director of Acoufelt. “We are constantly trying to take on new ideas to deliver better, more holistic solutions for our customers. The disparate thinking from a diverse group of experts with different perspectives helps us to keep ahead of the game.”


Dr Umnova holds a Masters Degree of Science in Physics from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology as well as a PhD in Acoustics from the Russian Academy of Sciences. She was appointed to a Post-Doctoral position at the University of Hull, UK and then to a position as Lecturer in Theoretical Acoustics at the University of Salford before being appointed Reader by University of Salford in 2012.

About Acoufelt

Acoufelt acoustic design experts are Making Quiet™ in working, learning, and living spaces. Our intellectual thought leadership and customer-centred culture drive the design, sourcing, and manufacture of our acoustic products, as well as the holistic design services we offer. We are driven to improve the human experience by designing for the ears and the eyes. With a globally diverse and connected design talent pool supported by distribution points in the United States, Australia and United Kingdom, we are well-positioned to service our international distributors and customers.

Dr Olga Umnova

The appointment of Dr Umnova followed an extensive search for an advisor that would expand and complement the skills and expertise of the existing team. “We have a really rich and diverse expertise base in our Global Advisory Board”, said Michael Neale, Chair of the Acoufelt Global Advisory Board. “We have thought leaders covering the future workplace, interior design, the built environment, business strategy, and the mechanics of acoustics. Adding Dr Umnova’s expertise in the future of materials will really help us to guide Acoufelt as it takes a long-term view of how to develop better, easier, and more futureproof acoustic solutions for their customers.


Click HERE to learn more about Acoufelt’s Global Advisory Board

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