The American Center for Mobility (ACM) has announced that Michael Noblett has been selected as president and CEO following a national executive search. Interim CEO Kirk Steudle, who was appointed by the board of directors in mid-2018, will transition oversight of the company to Noblett effective February 25th. Noblett will oversee the strategic direction of the award-winning proving grounds and work with the board of directors to accelerate the Center’s development.
As Noblett manages the strategy and overall direction for ACM, day-to-day operational tasks have been assigned to Mark Chaput, who was recently promoted to chief operating officer from vice president of operations and construction. Rounding out ACM’s executive leadership team moving forward is Jeff Rupp, who joined the team in May 2018, and serves as chief technical officer as well as chief safety officer.
“The board believes Michael Noblett is the ideal leader for ACM as it transitions from a start-up into a mature organization,” said Doug Rothwell, president and CEO, Business Leaders for Michigan and chair of the ACM board of directors. “Michael, along with Mark Chaput and Jeff Rupp, give us a leadership team that will solidify ACM’s position as a world-class test facility and resource for advanced technology research.”
“The interest from industry and demand for greater programing at ACM hasn’t slowed since the doors opened in December 2017,” said Kirk Steudle, interim CEO, ACM. “As ACM moves into this new phase, I am confident Michael is the right leader to ensure forward movement and growth in the years to come.”
Noblett joins the ACM team from Intel, where he served as the global segment lead of automotive industry sales. He is internationally recognized as an expert in automotive electronics and wireless communications and is a leader in the Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) industry having helped pioneer multinational activities to advance connected vehicle technologies, advanced safety transportation systems and location-based service delivery.