Andrew Smart is the Director of Society Programs & Industry Relations and is responsible for all technical activities with the engineering community in the aerospace, automotive and commercial vehicle sectors for SAE International and also serves as Managing Director of the SAE Industry Technologies Consortia. He has nearly 30 years of technical, program and management leadership experience in the automotive and commercial vehicle industries, primarily with OEM and global technical consultancies with primary focus upon propulsion system technologies.
Andrew joined SAE from Ricardo, Inc. where he was Vice President, Business Development and Marketing and a member of their Executive Leadership Team. Prior to Ricardo, Andrew was head of Marketing and Sales with AVL Powertrain Inc. and held both senior commercial, program and technical positions with Perkins Technology and DAF. British-born Smart studied Mechanical Engineering in Birmingham UK and received a B.Eng. degree, is a Chartered Engineer, a Member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, a Member of SAE since 1997 and is a naturalized U.S. citizen.