Below are testimonials from various members of the worldwide vibro-acoustics community who graciously accepted to provide their perception of Denis‘ expertise, personality and ethics.

I have had the privilege of working with Denis Blanchet on several projects using measurements and computer analyses to model the noise and vibration of vehicles and engines. As the project manager Denis was effective in coordinating the many complicated activities to bring the projects to successful completion. Denis is a leader in applying Statistical Energy Analysis (SEA) to noise and vibration problems. His active participation in conferences on this subject has been a great benefit to the profession.
Richard G. DeJong, Sc. D. Professor Emeritus of EngineeringCalvin College, USA
Working with Denis is a real pleasure. He brings a rare combination of top notch technical skills, creativity, and a warm, gregarious personality that compels people to find a way to work with him. You’ll want him on your team.
Doug Mandic Simulation Lead, Global AutomotiveAutodesk, USA
In my work I have to deal with VibroAcoustics modelling for the marine industry. To further develop the team's competences, we outsourced a VibroAcoustics Modelling course to Denis. Denis was an extremely knowledgeable instructor who connected well with his audience, providing practical and appropriate examples from his vast experience. His real world experience in various sectors (marine / automotive) and know-how helped my overall understanding of the theoretical concepts and opened my vision on what more could be achieved using our VA modelling tool. On the personal side, Denis is a very friendly and positive person with whom I would be delighted to work again in the future.
Jose Carlos Torres Castro Noise & Vibration Consultant, Industry Division (INY)Bureau Veritas, Singapore
Denis Blanchet consulted us during building a SEA representation of our 6R tractor cab with ESI Software VAOne. I can highly recommend Denis because of his very deep knowledge of acoustic theory, correlation testing and of course modeling. He is one of the most empathic persons I have worked with in my whole career and it was always a pleasure to have him here in Mannheim working with our team.
Nils Wilken Engineer, Global Mid Tractor Product Verification & Validation, Noise Vibration and HarshnessJohn Deere Werk Mannheim, Germany
Denis is a highly knowledgeable, professional vibro-acoustics engineer and a great team player. After 15 years at ESI, working as part of the VA One product team, Denis has developed a comprehensive expertise in FE modeling for VA – spanning all modeling methods from SEA to FEM and BEM – using all sorts of materials, and for very diverse industrial applications. More specifically, Denis has developed a unique knowledge in VA simulation for the marine sector: thanks to his hard work and dedication over the years, our VA One software has become one of the leading solutions in the sector.
Vincent Chaillou President Edition & COO ESI GroupESI Group, France
I am very pleased to recommend Denis Blanchet as a highly skilled and clever consultant in the vibro-acoustic field. I firstly met him in the 90’s when he was doing his mechanical engineering Bachelor and his vibro-acoustic Master at Sherbrooke University. I hired him as an intern and I supported his master project. He has worked directly under my supervision and I have no hesitation in recommending him. He is energetic, he pays attention to details and he is a goal-oriented person. He is pleasant to work with and has a good sense of humour. One of his big quality, he loves to solve complex problems. As focus he can be on solving them in one hand, he is able to vulgarize clearly for a none NVH specialist on the other hand. “Bonne chance Denis” in your new engagement and long life
Gaétan Lecours Principal Eng, NVH Team LeaderBombardier Recreational Products, Canada
Denis, a very professional expert in VA area for different industries, Automobile Industry, Marine Industry, and General Business. I appreciate to collaborate with Denis, a good and nice man. Also he made a lot of perfect and successful trainings and seminars of VA One in China in last 5 years. Yes, he is a famous expert in VA One market in China. With more than 18 years’ experience Denis can bring a great and successful change on your products to reduce the Vibro-Acoustic problems.
Kai GENG Application Engineer, Vibro-AcousticsESI Group, China
Based on my cooperation with Denis as a member of ESI Group I have learned that he has large experience within vibro-acoustics. He provided very beneficial and efficient support to develop advanced vibro-acoustic helicopter models. Denis is a true professional who is very reliable and I enjoyed working with him.
Rolf Schatz Research & DevelopmentAirbus Helicopters, Germany
Denis gave our team a very intense 2-day kickstart on how to solve our vibro-acoustic problems using VA One. This was followed by very responsive support including customized scripts that helped us to speed up our daily work.
Christian Blank Mechanical EngineerAirbus Defence and Space, Germany
Sometime, when you are facing a specific problem, you need help from outside to bring the little push needed to take the next step. You need a problem solver. But sometime, the problem seems so unclear that you can’t even see where to begin. On those times you need a solution finder. With someone like Denis, you will have this kind of help on your most challenging problem or project. When thinking outside the box is the only way, you will need a solution finder. Innovation and creativity are combined with an exceptional technical talent and that makes the sky not even a limit to the imagination of Denis.
Steve Croteau, Ing, Production managerModerco, Canada
Based on his skills, it can be seen as a logic step for Denis, to start up his own consulting company. Denis helped us starting up with SEA within our company. He taught us the first principles of the theory of SEA and supported us during the first project. The out-of-the-box-thinking, the optimistic view, the way he presents things to share information are really appreciated by us
Lean Macleane Research EngineerDamen Shipyards, The Netherlands
I have known Denis for over 15 years, during that time he has held several key positions that have contributed to the success of the business. In every role that he was involved in he always brought his best efforts and professionalism. He has the ability to quickly understand the situation and develop a solution that delivers the results the most effectively, but also the most efficiently. He understands both the business and technical challenges and ensures that the solution address both aspects. I highly recommend him as he can deliver the results and is a pleasure to work with
Michael Bloor Corporate StorytellerArticulus Inc. USA
Mr. Blanchet has so many experience in noise prediction technology of marine projects (including cargo ships and Offshore-Platforms). He has open attitude, transparency, strong will to help others, understand the simulation concepts, he also have great patience, positive attitude and friendly personality. He is a very trustworthy person!
Xiahou Mingsheng (夏侯命胜) Senior EngineerMarine Design & Research Institute of China (MARIC), China
Denis Blanchet accompanied HPS when introducing the VA One acoustic software. It was a great help for our company to get the first experience with this tool. Because of his deep knowledge and his open way to help, we were able to finish our first project after a few weeks. It was and still is always a pleasure to contact him.
Dipl.-Ing. Olaf Reichmann Head of Design & AnalysisHPS, Germany
I’ve worked with Denis for a decade and a half and have observed Denis’ overall knowledge of vibro-acoustics and in particular predictive vibro-acoustics. Denis does have a broad knowledge of the field of vibro-acoustics, yet a couple of things in particularly stand out: 1) Denis always gets the maximum value out of his analysis tools and 2) he always finds a way to deliver to the customer. I’m happy to be able to recommend Denis Blanchet as a consultant in vibro-acoustics.
Bryce Gardner, Lead Acoustic Scientist,ESI Group, USA
I had the opportunity to work with Denis as he was Engineering Services Manager at ESI-Group. I appreciate his ability to interpret and orient our needs in the right perspective and to adequate solutions. His experience on simulation-solutions in the automotive industry qualify Denis as a valuable partner. I wish him a successful start in the new business
Dr. Arnaud Bocquillet Airborne Noise Platform Performance Manager Airborne Noise Methodology ExpertBMW Group, Germany
Denis Blanchet is an expert in applications of the finite element, boundary element methods, and the statistical energy analysis. This expertise is strongly founded on more than 20 years experience in solving a variety of acoustics and vibration problems in several industries. He is well known within the international Acoustic software community. He is a master user of ESI-group VA One software and a contributor to several of its modules. Denis is also well known within our community for his ability to clearly communicate his ideas, being a team player and deliver projects on time.
Noureddine Atalla Prof. Mechanical EngineeringUniversité de Sherbrooke, Canada
I had the chance to work with Denis, as a trainee and as an employee. As a first mentor in my professional carrier, Denis has demonstrated great value of effectiveness, in scientific analysis and human relationships, along with long term vision. His passion for the emerging technologies and scientific progress has strengthen my motivations in that field. I can only recognize his contribution by wishing him success, and recommend him to anyone searching for a competent vibro-acoustic consultant.
Arthur Henry Application engineerESI Group, Germany
It has been a pleasure to work with Denis. He is a skilled, creative engineer with a lot of experience in vibro-acoustics. And he is a very communicative and fun person with a lot of life stories.
Anton Golota Application engineerESI Group, Germany
Since 2011 Denis Blanchet cooperated with the German Wind Noise Working Group composed of Audi, Daimler, Porsche and Volkswagen. Denis contributed to the development of a new numerical approach that allows to describe and estimate the interior wind noise using CFD generated surface pressure distribution. He has a broad knowledge in SEA-, BEM- and FEM-Methods such that we had a valuable collaboration with him for related validation experiments.
Andreas Businger, Volker Schwarz, Jörg Ocker, Michael Hartmann Audi AG, Daimler AG, Porsche AG, Volkswagen AGGerman Wind Noise Working Group
Denis is a worldwide reference in vibro-acoustics. He has been in the industry for so long and he has a proven track-record in solving tough vibro-acoustic challenges. Besides his tremendous experience in vibro-acoustics, he is innovative and very effective in defining and developing tools and simulation processes to improve the vibro-acoustics performance during product design and development. Denis is also very good at communicating, when listening to Denis, whether during a conversation or a presentation, even if highly technical, it is always very accessible and seems so easy to understand. Denis is a very nice person to work with, he always shows a high work ethics and sets the bar high. I’d definitely recommend Denis to anyone needing assistance in vibro-acoustics
Dr. Rabah Hadjit Technical Manager - Vibro-AcousticsESI Group, USA
I have been working with Denis Blanchet on various vibro-acoustic projects since 2008. He has always impressed me with his ability to bring an effective industrial solution out of many scientific researches and theories. His scientific background, broad experience in vibro-acoustics, personal approach and infinite energy makes him a strong partner for any company.
Jan Kralicek NVH SimulationPorsche AG, Germany