Starrett, promoted after years of engineering innovations, will manage the coordination of Dielectric’s Antenna and RF Systems departments

RAYMOND, Maine, May 2, 2023 – Dielectric has appointed Nicole Starrett to Director of Electrical Engineering, effective immediately. In her new role, Nicole will direct a team of engineers and technicians and manage coordination between Dielectric’s Antenna and RF Systems departments to ensure that all electrical engineering design needs are met. Nicole reports to Vice President of Engineering, John Schadler.

Nicole has been with Dielectric for nine years, starting as an Electrical Engineer in May 2014 upon graduation from University of Maine, Orono. She has since played an instrumental role in transitioning the company to more efficient design and production processes. 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.

Nicole is also responsible for some of Dielectric’s most recent cutting-edge 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. All three innovations help Dielectric remain competitive and forward-looking in a rapidly changing industry.

“I have worked with the Dielectric engineering team for nearly 10 years, and the work that I do and the people I work with daily keep me fulfilled and energized,” said Starrett. “Dielectric’s products are very unique and require a lot of innovation, and my direct involvement on the engineering side is both a personal and professional inspiration.”

“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 Nicole’s contributions in a well-deserved role that applies her talents across a broader set of management and engineering responsibilities.”

About Dielectric

Based in Raymond, Maine, Dielectric LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sinclair Broadcast Group. Dielectric is a leading provider of innovative broadcast products. The company builds and delivers antennas and RF systems optimized for every TV and FM radio broadcast need since 1942. Dielectric is an innovative, customer-centric organization with a long history of engineering excellence in designing and manufacturing high-quality broadcast solutions. As a trust partner of broadcasters worldwide, Dielectric maintains its legacy of advanced, precision RF solutions while building in features that prepare broadcasters for the future. More information can be accessed at

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