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About us

Founded in 1994 by Danish acoustics pioneer Gunnar Rasmussen, GRAS Sound & Vibration is a worldwide leader in the sound and vibration industry. We develop and manufacture state-of-the-art measurement microphones and related equipment to industries where acoustic measuring accuracy and repeatability is of utmost importance. This includes applications and solutions for customers within the fields of aerospace, automotive, audiology, consumer electronics, and other high-demanding industries.

Our measurement microphones are developed to support critical areas of R&D, QA and production and therefore must undergo the most thorough tests. Using a series of “Highly Accelerated Life Tests”, GRAS microphones are designed to live up to the high quality, durability and accuracy that our customers have come to expect and trust.

GRAS is represented through subsidiaries and distributors in more than 40 countries.

 

GRAS US

GRAS NA, Inc. was established in May 2002. As a subsidiary of GRAS Sound & Vibration A/S in Denmark, our main goal is to provide excellent customer service and support as well as grow the GRAS experiences in the United States.

Ed Okorn

Ed Okorn

General Manager NA

ed@gras.us

 

Bob O'Neil

Robert K. O’Neil

Applications Engineer

bob@gras.us

 

Bob joined GRAS Sound & Vibration in 2013 as a general Field Applications Engineer.

Bob has many years of experience in Ultrasonics, working with polycrystalline piezo ceramic and single crystal PMN-PT materials. Bob has degrees in both Physics and Electrical Engineering with many graduate classes such as MEM's, Finite Element Analysis, Optics, Acoustics, Continuum Mechanics, and Transducers from several fields of study. His primary interest is in transducers, their performance and how they solve the customers’ challenges/application.

His focus is to support our Industry Managers, Sales Partners and customers in any application. Bob spends a lot of time with telephone support, testing and calibration in our in-house calibration lab and visiting customer with local sales partners.

Tradition

We were founded in 1994 by Danish acoustics pioneer Gunnar Rasmussen who for more than 60 years has contributed to the world of sound and vibration with his unique ideas and designs. In 1956 Mr. Rasmussen designed the first reproducible 1” condenser measurement microphone. Mr. Rasmussen’s ingenuity soon led to the world’s most popular and probably most copied acoustic sensor: The 1/2” measurement microphone. Then the 1/4” and 1/8” microphones followed with outstanding dynamic and high-frequency capabilities that made high-definition diagnostics of impulse noise possible. Many variants have been made available over the years, all based on Gunnar Rasmussen’s original 1” pressure microphone design.

Innovation

As a family owned company we safeguard our heritage by constantly striving to push the boundaries of what is possible and help our customers improve their products. This is why we have the industry’s most advanced microphones – a broad range of high-quality microphones for general acoustic applications complemented by an even broader range of highly specialized microphones and test solutions developed and fine-tuned to match specific challenges. 

This is a reflection of our unique willingness to help solve our customers’ measurement needs and provide solutions for tomorrow. Listening to our customers is at the core of who we are.

Quality

Our measurement microphones are designed to support critical areas in our customers’ R&D, QA and Production Line testing. Using Highly Accelerated Lifetime Tests (HALT) we ensure that our microphones perform optimally in real-life situations and retain the long-term stability that is crucial for trustworthy measurement results. 

All our microphones are made in Denmark from stainless steel and in a quality that allows for a 5 year warranty.

GRAS is ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 17025:2015 certified.

Partners

GRAS is represented worldwide in more than 40 countries by subsidiaries and distributors. Whether you are searching for a multi-channel solution or just a replacement microphone for your sound level meter GRAS will help solve your needs.
Click here to see the GRAS partners.