Christopher A. Peltier

Christopher A. Peltier

Managing Principal
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Christopher is Cerami’s Managing Principal, mentoring our growing team of acoustic engineers and pioneering innovative technologies to help clients understand acoustic options before multi-million dollar decisions are made. Whether on land or in the air, he can point to almost any building that makes up the San Francisco and New York City skyline and talk enthusiastically about his contribution.

CAP, as everyone at Cerami calls him, is a specialist in all things relating to vibration, acoustical code and 3D modeling. His depth of experience has made him a much sought-out partner in the built environment – once he is on a team, the team’s success brings them back together.

Christopher holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from California Polytechnic State University and is a licensed Mechanical Engineer (in the state of California). He has a background in IT and tele/data infrastructure and multimedia system design, which we at Cerami often tap into. He is a man of many talents and interests, ice-hockey, scuba diving and audio forensics (where he is an expert). Lately he has been tapping into his prodigious math skills in order to help his daughters (age 5 and 8) do their homework.


California Polytechnic State University
Bachelor of Science Mechanical Engineering


American Society of Mechanical Engineers

Audio Engineering Society
Vice Chair of Technical Committee on Audio Forensics

International Communications Industries Association

American College of Forensic Examiners

Law Enforcement Video Association

International Association for Identification


Begault, D. R., Heise, H.D., and Peltier, C. A. (2014) ‘Forensic Musicology: An Overview’ Audio Engineering Society Conference: 54th International Conference: Audio Forensics, June 2014

Begault, D. R., Heise, H.D., and Peltier, C. A. (2013) ‘Analysis Criteria for Forensic Musicology.’ ICA 2013 21st International Congress on Acoustics-165th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America-52nd Meeting of the Canadian Acoustical Association, Montréal, Québec, Canada, 2 – 7 June 2013

Nash, A.P., Begault, D. R., and Peltier, C. A. (2012) ‘Uncertainty in the Measurement of the Electrical Network Frequency.’ Poster Presentation, Audio Engineering Society 46th International Conference, Audio Forensics—Recording, Recovery, Analysis, and Interpretation, June 2012, Denver, CO.

Begault, D. R. and Peltier, C. A. (2006). “Acoustic signal analysis for forensic applications.” Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 120:3275.