Phares Noel has more than three decades of experience as an engineering executive in the field of manufacturing and information technology, having managed both domestic and international manufacturing facilities. He has worked for both Chrysler LLC. and General Motors, where he implemented innovative and technically challenging solutions in the areas of manufacturing and engineering. Most recently, Noel was Senior Manager for Advance Manufacturing Engineering for Chrysler LLC.
In 2006, Phares was one of several keynote speakers on the impact of vehicle complexity and functionality on both product development and manufacturing at the International Conference on Intelligent Systems and Controls held in Coimbatore, India.
Phares earned his Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Oakland University in Rochester, Mi. He als holds both a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and an M.S. in Computer Engineering from Wayne State University, an MBA from the University Of Detroit and has completed course work in the Executive Management Program at INSEAD University in Fontainebleau, France.
Phares also participates in numerous professional and community associations. He is a member of the board of directors of the Chandler Park Academy, sits on the Engineering Curriculum Advisory Committee for the Wayne County Community College, a past Co-Chair of Curriculum Development for Focus Hope Greenfield Coalition and served as past Vice President of Community Affairs for the Wayne State University Alumni Association. He is a member of Beta Gamma Sigma (National Honor Society for Graduate Business Schools); the Engineering Society Of Detroit (ESD); Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE); National Association of Energy Engineers, and as technical reviewer for the Journal on Imbedded Systems.