Ep 17: James McIntosh
If you have read a technical paper on road noise in the last 15 years there is a fair chance James McIntosh either authored it or is cited in it. James spent 20 years at GM Holden, working on noise and vibration harshness is vehicle development before running the Crash Test Lab (which sounds like fun to me).
He then moved to VicRoads, the Victorian government roads department, and was responsible for the development of much of the noise policy over his time there. In 2021 he left his government role and set up his own consulting firm James McIntosh Acoustics.