Toole Gets Lifetime Achievement Award
At its expo in Denver last week, CEDIA honored Dr. Floyd E. Toole with its Lifetime Achievement Award. The acoustics research pioneer who spent long stints with both the National Research Council of Canada and Harman Research Industries, Inc., was honored at CEDIA’s Electronic Lifestyles Awards Banquet.
An expert on small-room acoustics and the relationship between technical measurements of audio equipment and listeners’ perceptions, Toole worked as a senior research officer with the Acoustics and Signal Processing Group of the National Research Council, and in the 1990s became corporate vice president for acoustical engineering with Harman, where he led the Harman Research and Development Group.
A fellow and past president of the Audio Engineering Society and a fellow of the Acoustical Society of America, Toole holds a PhD in electrical engineering.