YPSILANTI TOWNSHIP – The American Center for Mobility, a 300-acre autonomous vehicle test track at Willow Run Airport, on Tuesday announced Michael Noblett is the new president and Chief Executive Officer. He started the job Feb. 25.
Noblett replaces interim CEO Kirk Steudle, who was appointed by the board of directors in mid-2018. Steudle is the former Director of the Michigan Department of Transportation. He is now Executive Vice President of Econolite, an 80-year old company that manages traffic signals.
Noblett’s charge is to lead acceleration of the Center’s growth strategy and development, spearhead program innovation and economic development initiatives and oversee the strategic direction of the award-wining proving grounds.
Internationally recognized as an expert in automotive electronics and wireless communications, Noblett joins the ACM team from Intel, where he served as the global segment lead of automotive industry sales.
ACM’s executive leadership team moving forward includes Mark Chaput, who was recently promoted from vice president of operations and construction to chief operating officer and will lead day-to-day operational tasks, and Jeff Rupp, who joined the team in May 2018, serving as chief technical officer and chief safety officer.