Former Head of Claims and Performance at Dyson to develop new Quiet Mark product categories and industries across global markets
Liaising with the technical directors of global brands, Toby will also help Quiet Mark to assess an expanding breadth of product categories from diverse industries. With his vast experience in product development, he will assist Quiet Mark in discovering pioneering quiet technology, products and solutions to unwanted noise.
While working at Dyson, Toby was responsible for developing a range of product categories and has a deep awareness of the challenges of limiting noise when producing high-performing products. He is attracted to the idea of contradicting the premise that anything useful generates noise. He is also impressed by Quiet Mark’s altruistic motivation to make lives better by reducing unwanted noise.
Toby says, “Having worked with Quiet Mark since it began, as a partner of Dyson, I have seen first-hand how consumers welcome the scheme, and value having independent information to help them make the right product purchase.
“I am impressed with Quiet Mark’s cutting-edge measurement of noise levels and sound quality, and also its integrity. Its drive to lead manufacturers to ‘up their game’ on acoustics by constantly raising the bar of consumer expectation is incredible.”
Quiet Mark’s founder and MD, Poppy Szkiler, had Toby on her radar for some time. His many years of experience in product development and R&D environments at Dyson made him a fantastic candidate to lead Quiet Mark’s technical operations.
Poppy says, “We are absolutely delighted Toby has joined us. He brings vast experience of working with engineers and technical experts to design test methods, specify and build new test environments, and evolve international test standards. He also has a detailed scientific mind, all of which makes him the ideal leader to take the reins of our testing programme, working with our acoustic experts at Anderson Acoustics.
“Quiet Mark’s value to manufacturers is becoming increasingly evident, with products bearing the mark showing significant sales uplift. With enquiries flooding in from an array of global industries, Toby is joining at a time of growth and expansion. I am confident that he will be very successful in developing our acoustic assessment capability and fielding the queue of new product categories looking to achieve a Quiet Mark.”
About Quiet Mark
In our stressful lives, we are surrounded by a cacophony of sound that we have little power to stop. The louder the noise around us, the more energy we waste to overcome it, and it is getting worse day by day. If we don’t do something about this soon, our ability to hear the subtle sounds around us will disappear. Quiet Mark is embarking on a journey to redress the situation, to create a demand for the use of quieter technology in our homes, in our workplace and in the open air.
Quiet Mark, associated with the Noise Abatement Society charity, sprang from the response to public complaints received by the Society’s 24/7 national noise helpline, concerning the volume of excessive noise made by household tools, appliances and technology which invade the fabric of everyday life.
Quiet Mark brings the answer with a universal symbol and system of support for consumers and industry alike to help transform the aural environment for the benefit of all by commending a selection of the quietest technology currently available on the market.
The response from industry internationally has been overwhelmingly positive with over 70 leading global brands across first 30 product categories, from dishwashers to garden tools, now on board including Miele, AEG Electrolux, Dyson, LG, Mitsubishi Electric, Panasonic, Philips, Samsung and Whirlpool. They have all achieved awards for their quieter products with the distinctive purple Quiet Mark logo. For more information see here: www.quietmark.com
About the Noise Abatement Society:
The remit of this national charity is to abate excessive and unnecessary noise to protect the public and improve the aural environment. Working with Government and Industry for more than fifty years the Noise Abatement Society has achieved a reputation for collaborative partnerships to find practical solutions to noise problems, underscored by programmes to raise awareness and educate about measured, considered and responsible use of sound. www.noiseabatementsociety.com