Meet our key players.

Aercoustics is more than a company that focuses on science and mathematics, tangibles and intangibles, process and intuition. Its people who have a personal passion about how manmade, machine made and environmental sound and vibration affect the way we live and play. Meet the merry band of professionals who work day to day to solve your problems.

Steve Titus

President & CEO

When he’s not devouring articles on auto racing technology, testing the tensile limits of his snowboard, or whittling down his golf handicap, you might find Steve in downtown Toronto at a design meeting – doing what he loves – solving problems.

Some of the innovative work that Steve is most proud to be part of include: the acoustical engineering for Corus Quay, Sick Kids Peter Gilgan Research and Learning Centre, and the Thunder Bay Consolidated Courthouse. Over the years, Steve has worked to some degree on almost every project type and sector, but his passion is for architectural design and management of the business. Today, in addition to his design capabilities, Steve is the President & CEO of the firm, and is responsible for the strategic vision and direction for the future of Aercoustics.

Steve’s favourite part of Aercoustics is the culture and the ability for the organization to change.

Steve Titus, Aercoustics President & CEO

Payam Ashtiani

Principal

Perhaps it was Payam’s love – and mad skills – for the classical guitar that drew him to the finely tuned work at Aercoustics where everyone is encouraged to delve deeper into projects that are of interest to them.

Some of the outrageous engineering projects at Aercoustics that Payam is most proud to be part of include: the Ontario wind turbine noise measurements protocol development where he was part of the team that developed new methodology which is now being mimicked by others, South Kent Wind farm post construction measurement campaign – the largest wind farm in Canada and the Wilfred Laurier Global Innovation Exchange acoustic design where new room acoustic modeling and design techniques were used.

Payam’s favourite part of Aercoustics is the breadth of knowledge in the company that constantly allows for innovation and re-writing of the technical rules used in the industry.

Payam Ashtiani, Aercoustics Principal

Tim Preager

Principal

Playing hockey, playing guitar and drums, and playing around with new ideas to help better the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) are some of the ways Tim spends his time these days.

As project engineer for the TTC, Tim is proud to provide services in acoustics, vibration and noise control for existing and proposed projects such as Subway Rail Vibration studies, the proposed Steeles West & Finch West Subway Station Acoustics, the existing Roncesvalles Street Car House and TTC Union Station Renovation the proposed Storage and Maintenance Facilities for the Transit City Expansion. Other innovative projects that Tim is proud to be part of include Maple Leaf Gardens and Wood Innovation Design Centre.

Tim’s favourite part of Aercoustics is the diversity of projects that come through the door – from rail transit to power plants to natural acoustics for performance spaces – there’s never a dull moment!

Tim Preager, Aercoustics Principal

Bob Rimrott

Principal

Although no longer an active tri-athlete, Bob can still be found running, swimming or cycling. In the same day, he might also be up on the roof of an office tower sleuthing for extraneous noise and vibration sources.

The projects that Bob is most proud to be part of are the full solution turnkey projects where he’s involved with identifying the problem, designing, fabricating and installing the solution. One of these projects was the high profile (literally and figuratively) design for the 400-ton steel counterweight (Tuned Mass Damper, or TMD) suspended inside the top of the 46-storey Chifley Tower in Sydney. The TMD was needed to mitigate vibration in the steel and glass office tower caused by wind. Other projects he’s proud of include the RCM stair and the TD4 laundry machine vibration isolation system.

Since Bob’s always been an active guy, one of his favourite parts of working at Aercoustics is that he constantly gets to exercise his brain during technical discussions with all the talented and smart people he works with to come up with the innovative solutions Aercoustics is known for.

Bob Rimrott, Aercoustics Principal

Nicholas Sylvestre-Williams

Principal

When Nicholas isn’t busy riding his bike around or parenting three great kids, you might find him teaching acoustics courses or thinking about innovative solutions for the next big project.

Some of the projects Nicholas is most proud of being a part of are the Queen’s school of medicine building – a project that really introduced the 21st century teaching technology into the educational system in such an important field and the Pan Am games facilities, knowing that this is a major project for Toronto, he is happy to be a part of the team that is ensuring that the design incorporates good acoustics for a world-stage event. He is also proud to teach the MLEOA (Municipal Law Enforcement Officers’ Association of Ontario) acoustics course as he enjoys teaching the students who will be shaping the future as by-law officers in the industry.

His favourite part about working for Aercoustics is simply coming in to work each day with wonderfully talented people and seeing the development of engineer’s skills firsthand.

Nicholas Sylvestre-Williams, Aercoustics Principal