It is with great sadness that we advise William (Bill) W. Lang passed away on 23 October 2016 at the age of 90. Bill suffered a stroke on October 13th just after attending a workshop in a series of workshops following up on the “Technology for a Quieter America” – an effort that he was so instrumental in developing, advocating, and advancing.
Bill held a special place for I-INCE. He was the founding member of I-INCE, a director 1975 to 1987 and then served as President 1988 to 2000 and remained on the Board of Directors up until this time. He will also be remembered for his involvement in International noise policy along with George Maling and Tor Kihlman. He was tireless and ever optimistic in his pursuit of Noise Control Engineering and shaping national and international policy to advance the application of this technology.
He will be missed greatly by those who worked with him, those that knew him, those who followed his efforts to affect a quieter world, indeed all those involved with I-INCE. We are awaiting a formal obituary and in the meantime you may be interested to view an oral history of Bill Lang.
A link to Bill Lang Obituary is available here