Dielectric has appointed Nicole Starrett as director of electrical engineering, effective immediately. In her new role, Starrett will direct a team of engineers and technicians and coordinate between Dielectric’s antenna and RF systems departments to ensure that all electrical engineering design needs are met. Nicole reports to John Schadler, vice president of engineering.
Starrett has been with Dielectric for nine years, starting as an electrical engineer in May 2014 upon graduation from the University of Maine, Orono. The company says she has played an instrumental role in its transition to more efficient design and production processes. It adds that her implementation of modernized, software-based antenna design has accelerated production schedules from weeks to days and increased operational efficiencies, which paid dividends through the busy spectrum repack period.
Starrett is also responsible for some of Dielectric’s more significant innovations, including the original work and modeling for Dielectric’s new broadband pylon antenna. She was active in the simulation and development of two unique Dielectric products — the DCRU high-power multi-station FM antenna and the APT panel TV antenna with its unusual, variable vertical component.
“I have worked with the Dielectric engineering team for nearly 10 years, and the work I do and the people I work with daily keep me fulfilled and energized,” said Starrett. “Dielectric’s products are unique and require a lot of innovation, and my direct involvement on the engineering side is both a personal and professional inspiration,” she said.
“Nicole has proven her capabilities over the years to design solutions that directly benefit our customers as well as a healthy bottom line for the company,” says Schadler. “We look forward to her contributions in a well-deserved role that applies her talents across a broader set of management and engineering responsibilities.”