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Rod AcklinDr. Robin Williams

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Commtest, Inc., the global leader in vibration analysis technology, has hired Rod Acklin as Product Manager and Dr. Robin Williams as Technical Director.

Rod Acklin worked in the vibration analysis industry for 18 years as a design and application engineer, product manager and project manager before being named Product Manager for Commtest. Prior to that, he ran a production facility for eight years. Since 1996, Acklin has worked in design and support of Commtest’s family of Reliability products. He is a Vibration Institute Category II Vibration Analyst and has successfully launched numerous vibration instruments and analysis software packages.

Dr. Robin Williams brings extensive experience in research, product design, strategic planning and corporate change management to his new role as Technical Director for Commtest. With a background in electronics and bio-medical engineering, his career spans medical robotics research, design of award-winning portable data products, leading design teams, directing global strategic technology initiatives and corporate management. He most recently led the expansion of a remote monitoring and control company into the agriculture and utilities sectors. Williams also led research and development for HumanWare, the leader in information technology for people with visual and learning disabilities, where he was over product development, technology strategy and market research.

Coming off a record-breaking year when Commtest doubled the size of its Knoxville headquarters, introduced the new Ascent® 2009 Vibration Analysis Software, launched the new vbRemote® service and moved into new Global headquarters in New Zealand, Commtest continues to expand in size, offerings and capabilities. For more information, visit www.commtest.com.

Commtest Instruments Ltd. is based in Christchurch, New Zealand and maintains its U.S. Headquarters in Knoxville, Tennessee.


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