As the Director of Engineering for Schaeffler-Paravan, Noel focuses on developing, managing, and creating new markets within the drive-by-wire space for autonomous and semi-autonomous applications in North America. She implements business development initiatives and provides market intelligence within the transportation space, while helping to manage the various technical projects that are on-going today.
She has a passion for technology as it relates to the automotive industry and seeks to impact the future of transportation and mobility.
Notable projects include modifying both a 2014 and 2016 Chevrolet Corvette for the Semi-Autonomous Motorcar Project (SAM Car Project) with drive-by-wire and ADAS technology to enable someone who suffers from quadriplegia to drive again, developing an IoT connected smart pest control system, and developing a smart, miniature, consumer camera for use with any social media platform. She holds a patent for a zero-power electromechanical switch for air flow applications. Her expertise includes technical project management, 12V systems, 3D CAD modeling, wiring, CAD thermal simulations, CAD stress/strain simulations, and mathematics.
She has been honored with 2 awards in 2017. One award for Women of M2M/IoT by Connected World Magazine and another for Women Worth Watching in STEM by Profiles in Diversity Journal for her work on the SAM Car Project.
She is Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certified and is Project Management Professional (PMP) trained. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering with a Mathematics minor from Colorado State University.