“Our compliments to Wilson Ihrig, and particularly Test Director Mike Amato, for a well-conducted test (METRO Light Rail Vehicle Noise and Vibration Specification), and now also for a thorough test report with a concise summary of the results.”
Martin Boyle, Former Systems Manager at Houston MTA to Siemens Transportation Systems, Currently Senior VP, Transportation & Infrastructure, STV

Michael Amato, Senior Consultant / Lab Manager

Mike joined Wilson Ihrig in 1981, and has gained extensive experience in performing field measurements and electronic analysis of noise and vibration data for transit, industrial, architectural and residential projects. He oversees and directs the design, calibration, construction and/or modification of all types of electronic equipment and circuit boards for use in laboratory and field work, plus specialized electronic instrumentation for use in specific job-related projects. He has developed and performed tests of static and dynamic stiffness of resilient track fasteners and isolation pads, with respect to acceptance criteria and effectiveness of vibration reduction. His extensive field work over the past 35 years has involved coordinating and executing complex noise and vibration measurements, sometimes under unusual or adverse conditions.


A.S, Degree, Electronics Technology, Laney College
Course Work: University of California, Berkeley, Major: Music

Why I Work at Wilson Ihrig

“I have been told that it is rare for someone to stay at the same company for over 38 years as I have at Wilson Ihrig. I have continued to be engaged by the variety of projects, technical challenges, and exposure to unique situations. The people here have always been a balance of hard working, very smart, and offbeat, fun loving and personable; a winning combination.”