Vibration Research designs and manufactures vibration control systems and data acquisition systems for vibration testing on electrodynamic and servo-hydraulic shakers. Since 1995, VR has become a pioneer in the industry and the leader in vibration control and data acquisition. Advanced hardware capabilities and software support combined with powerful, user-friendly software make Vibration Research controllers the premier choice of testing labs around the globe.

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To provide engineers & technicians with superior, easy-to-use test technology, expert customer support, and continual innovation to meet the needs of today and drive industries to the possibilities of tomorrow.


To make the world’s most innovative sound and vibration technology tools, enabling our customers to make reliable decisions and trustworthy products.


John Van Baren


Armed with 15 years of shaker, amplifier & controller engineering and a degree from the University of Michigan, John saw an opportunity to start something new and innovative. He used his experience and skills to create revolutionary control systems and began Vibration Research. Since he founded VR, John has stressed the importance of reliable, easy-to-use control systems and continuous development of leading-edge hardware and software.

Philip Van Baren


While working on his Ph.D. in Control Theory at the University of Michigan, Phil joined Vibration Research in 1998 and immediately began developing software for the very first controller system. Phil is the chief author of VR control software, holds the patent on kurtosis-controlled random testing, and heads the software development team at Vibration Research.

Dave Kraker

Marc Brown

Clarissa Van Baren

Ryan Becker

Caleb Cui

Collin Van Overloop

Joshua Grzybowski

R. Suman Kumar Reddy

Noah Cummisford

Holger Boller

Dan Van Baren

Ryan Drnek

Rebecca Overway

Joann Klamer

Jordan Van Baren

Ryan Quellet

Brian Oosterhouse

Jade Vande Kamp

Kirsten DeVries

Brad Moelker

Jared Van Baren

Leo Zhang

Jacob Kneibel

Alex Postma

Justin King

Casey DuBois

Emily Kuiper

Brian Bresnahan

Pavel Fiser

Bob Vandenberg

Kris Engelsma

Jessica Wiersma

Jacob Heyboer

Joe Staub

Cherie Stoll

Joel Minderhoud

Thomas Woltjer

Austin Wieczorek

Peter Sikora

John Holler

Tammy Huisingh

Jaroslav Hruby (Jarda)

Derek Van Overloop

Andrew Zhang

Tom Achatz

Niladri Biswas

Diana Liu

Kevin Van Popering

Jon Drnek

Matt Elzinga

Jason Wang

We wear our status as a small business with pride. The opportunity to reach our customers on a personal level is one we hold with great importance. When you call, we have live representatives ready to assist. When you contact sales, you'll receive knowledgeable and honest answers, even if it means recommending a solution outside of Vibration Research. When you require product support, you'll be assisted by engineers with hands-on experience in product development. We place value in integrity and competency, which is evident in our commitment to customer satisfaction.

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