SAE Membership

Dave McCagg

Dave McCagg

SAE Member for 34 years

Dave McCagg began his career in the mobility industry at the U.S. wheel manufacturer, Kelsey-Hayes Company, and is a self-proclaimed "proud retiree" from Ford Motor Company. While he enjoyed his lengthy and impressive tenure in the automotive arena, he admits he is grateful now to be able to volunteer more than ever before. In addition to giving back to the Motor City through his work with the Detroit Sport Authority, a division of the Detroit Visitors and Convention Bureau, he also serves as a volunteer at the Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix and the Sports Club Car of America Technical Inspection. And if that weren't enough, he still manages to find time to continue his long-standing support of several SAE International's initiatives.

Over the years, Dave has participated in a number of different SAE activities including serving on the Standing Wheel Committee, the Wheel Balance Weight Sub-Committee and Working Group, and the Formula SAE Organizing Committee. He also contributed to the development of various automotive standards and technical papers, and volunteered for the Collegiate Design Series (CDS) competition, Formula SAE, as well as the organization's A World in Motion (AWIM) program. "It is very rewarding help young people, through AWIM, understand technical concepts we learned decades ago," says Dave. "And it is fantastic to see how CDS has been instrumental in placing a great number of technical people in the automotive industry and to know that we [volunteers] had a small part in that success."

A certified Six Sigma Green Belt, Dave has always been a forward-thinking individual. His efforts to help integrate aluminum wheels in the industry is testament to that fact. So when asked to impart some words of wisdom to Young Professionals, he said "Although you may be tempted to devote your life to the pursuit of your career, always make time for your family and friends." [We agree completely. Thanks Dave.]

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