Dielectric has promoted Nicole Starrett to director of electrical engineering, effective immediately. In this newly-created position, Starrett will direct a team of engineers and technicians and manage the coordination between Dielectric’s antenna and RF systems departments. She will report to John Schadler, Dielectric’s vice president of engineering.
According to the manufacturer, Starrett has been with Dielectric for nine years, first starting as an electrical engineer after graduating from the University of Maine at Orono. “She has since played an instrumental role in transitioning the company to more efficient design and production processes,” the company said in a press release. “Her implementation of modernized, software-based antenna design has accelerated production schedules from weeks to days and increased operational efficiencies — both of which paid dividends through the busy spectrum repack period.”
Dielectric said Starrett is also responsible for some of its more recent innovations, including the original work and modeling for its new broadband pylon antenna. She also helped with the development of Dielectric’s DCRU high-power multi-station FM antenna and the APT panel TV antenna.