Dr. Alexej V. Barkov is the chairman of the board of directors of VibroAcoustical Systems and Technologies, Inc. He is the leader in the main activities of the firm which is the designing of the methods and means of machinery and equipment diagnostics. For twenty years, he was the chief of the laboratory for investigating the vibration of the electrical equipment on ships. Mr. A. Barkov received his doctors degree in physics from the Leningrad State University in 1974. He is the author of more than one hundred publications in vibration suppression and machine vibrodiagnostics.