Austin Casteel

Asheville, North Carolina, US

Founder & CEO @ Aeronau International, Maintainer of Project Naomi
Austin's Skills

Startup Experience

Founded 2+ startups

Age Group


About Austin

Specializes in Astronautical Engineering and Aviation Systems while pursuing a Bachelors of Science in Aviation Management from LeTourneau University. Member of the Space Generation Advisory Council. Experienced in the automotive industry with a demonstrated history. Maintainer of the Naomi Project vocal assistant. Skilled in AutoCAD, Autodesk Inventor, CAD & CAM, and Quality Assurance. Strong Drafting & Design professional with a Diploma in CAD/CADD Technology from Penn Foster.

Work Experience

Lead Molding Line Operator

Auria Solutions

June 2016 - October 2018

Responsibilities: • Manufactured soft-trim products include carpeted floors, utility flooring, accessory mats, tufted and non-woven textiles, utility vacuum forming and compression molding. • Operate and maintain a variety of production machines, equipment, and special purpose equipment. • Processes include hot air heating, IR heating, compression molding, cooling fixtures, water jet trim, die electric sealing, high tonnage press, airlay, & extrusion. • Maintenance of a desired level of quality in products, by means of attention to every stage of the process of production. Achievements: • Preformed a Kaizen Event highlighting key facility systems and cataloging components and equipment of said systems.

Maintainer & Web Developer

Project Naomi

July 2018 - Today

The Naomi Project is an open source, technology agnostic platform for developing always-on, voice-controlled applications! Naomi software integrates different home text-to-speech & speech-to-text systems, plugins and technologies into a single solution. It provides uniform user interfaces, and a common approach for developing always-on, voice-controlled applications, regardless of the number of devices and sub-systems involved.


Penn Foster

CAD/CADD Technology

2018 - 2019


Kentucky Engineering and Technology Skill Standards

Kentucky Department of Education and Technical Education

Kentucky Communications Skill Standards

Kentucky Department of Education and Technical Education