Dan Noal is responsible for products and strategy for the Core Platforms Group at Wind River. He has decades of embedded software expertise, including extensive experience with aerospace and automotive technology development. Prior to his current role at Wind River he held positions in the company's connected vehicle, professional services, mobile solutions, and customer support divisions. He joined Wind River in 1996 after 14 years at Hughes Aircraft Company, where he held a variety of key positions working on radar systems and embedded software technologies and programs. He holds a B.S. in engineering and an M.S. in computer science, both from UCLA.