SAE 2016 Commercial Vehicle Engineering Congress

October 4-6, 2016

Rosemont, Illinois, USA

Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Annual Industry Keynote and Awards Luncheon

Thursday, October 6, 2016
Noon - 2:00 pm

A can't miss event! Attend the SAE Commercial Vehicle Engineering Conference Industry Keynote & Awards Luncheon with your peers and colleagues. Enjoy a unique opportunity to network with industry leaders.

Keynote Speaker

Roger Nielsen Roger Nielsen
Daimler Trucks North America LLC

Roger Nielsen is responsible for the entire Daimler Trucks North America manufacturing network, as well as all levels of operations in Quality, Supplier Management, Logistics, and Customer Application Engineering. In addition, he oversees Thomas Built Buses, Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation and DTNA's continuous improvement programs. He was appointed COO in May 2001.

Under his leadership, DTNA's factories have been named by both Quality Magazine and Assembly Magazine as "The Plant of the Year". In addition, DTNA's factories have all achieved landfill-free status.

Mr. Nielsen earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from Oregon State University and is a registered Professional Engineer. He is active in economic development organizations in the Carolinas and Oregon, serving on the boards of several organizations focused on regional business growth and workforce development.

2016 Award Recipients

McFarland Award
Russell Truemner
AVL Powertrain Engineering Inc.

Sid Olsen
Ramin Younessi
Vice President, Industrial Power Systems and Growth Markets
Caterpillar, Inc

SAE AEM Outstanding Young Engineer
Erick Scarpone
Manufacturing Engineer 3
Caterpillar, Inc

Crawford Award
Eric T. Swensen


Executive Leadership

  • Daimler Trucks

Platinum Sponsors

  • Continental
  • Siemens

Gold Sponsors

  • Eaton
  • Softing

Silver Sponsors

  • Caterpillar
  • Cummins
  • John Deere

Bronze Sponsors

  • AVL
  • CGN
  • Navistar
  • Oshkosh
  • Sears Seating

Conference Supporters

  • Corning
  • DPNA
  • Mahle
  • Mathworks
  • OEM Off-Highway