From June 7 to 9, the European Mobility Expo was held in Paris, the essential meeting place for public transportation players, focusing on all modes of public transit and sustainable mobility. At the Expo, Noël Barriol, Production Director at Transdev Valence and Drôme in France, received the Special Prize for his entire career.
The European Mobility Talents awards were organized for this occasion, rewarding persons working for public transportation and sustainable mobility in Europe. These awards put the spotlight on personalities who deserve the recognition of the entire profession. A jury of European journalists with expertise in mobility met to select the four 2022 winners.
Noël Barriol, Production Director at Transdev Valence and Director of the Transdev Drôme, has particularly marked the world of public transport by his commitment to sustainable mobility, receiving the special award for his entire career. During the award ceremony, Noël looked back on his career, praising his various teams and the encounters that have marked his career.
His career began in 1984 as a part-time driver at STAS, a subsidiary of Transdev in Saint-Etienne, France. He is one of our very few employees who started out as a driver and has worked in most of our businesses in all our modes of transportation before becoming the head of a Business Unit that he created himself. Commitment, passion and curiosity enabled him to become Operations Manager and then Production Manager.
After a 40-year career with Transdev, Noël is the Group’s reference in terms of energy transition and CNG and electric vehicles.
If I had any advice for young people, I would tell them to go fast, because you can’t miss out on the lead car. You must take all the good ideas and work as a team, because you don’t build your career alone. You also have to take the time to train and more than anything else, you have to want to do this job!
Noël Barriol, Production Director at Transdev Valence and Director of the Transdev Drôme
We are very proud at Transdev Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes of this trophy received by Noël Barriol, which recognizes an exemplary career path and the unwavering commitment of a man in the service of his teams and his region.
Ludovic Jourdain, Regional Director of Transdev Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes