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HoneywellÂ’s Bauer Receives SAE/Timken Award for Innovation in Transmission and Drivetrain Technology

WARRENDALE, Pa., Aug. 27, 2009 - Karl-Heinz Bauer of Honeywell Transportation Systems is the recipient of the SAE/Timken-Howard Simpson Automotive Transmission and Driveline Innovation Award. Martin was honored during the SAE 2009 World Congress in Detroit.

This award, established in 2007, recognizes an engineer for outstanding contributions to the technology progress and dissemination in the area of automotive transmission and driveline. The award recognizes new ideas, concepts, innovations or applications that will assist in improving this technology. The award is funded through the SAE Foundation and an endowment from The Timken Co. to honor Howard Simpson, an engineer whose planetary gear patents revolutionized automotive transmissions.

Bauer is Transportation Systems (TS) Vice President and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at Honeywell Transportation Systems in Torrance, Calif.  As TS CTO, Bauer leads the strategic development and operations of Turbo Technologies’ Advanced Engineering Concepts, Core Technology and Engineering Services groups worldwide. He is also responsible for strategic technology planning for the entire TS business, leading Velocity Product Development and technology road map efforts across both the Turbo and Consumer Products Group engineering organizations.

Bauer joined Honeywell from BorgWarner Transmission Systems, where he served as Vice President, Global Engineering, based in Michigan. He spent 13 years in engineering leadership roles within its transmission systems businesses. Prior to BorgWarner, he worked for Porsche AG as a test engineer for automatic transmissions and at Robert Bosch as a Development Engineer for antilock brake systems.

Bauer is a graduate of the University of Karlsruhe with a master’s in mechanical engineering.

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