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Ford Employee Wins Free Netbook from SAE International

WARRENDALE, Pa., Nov. 18, 2009 - Craig Smith of Howell, Mich., won a free Netbook from SAE International in a drawing that coincided with the launch of SAE’s new online bookstore and ebook offerings.

The contest was open to everyone who purchased a complete ebook from September 24 until October 24.  Smith, Master Electrician at Ford Motor Company’s Advanced Engineering Center in Dearborn, Mich., purchased the ebook Engine Revolutions: The Autobiography of Max Bentele.

“I had a personal interest in reading about an innovator,” said Smith, who heard about the contest through an email newsletter from SAE International.  “It was very interesting and a good read.”  Smith also said he finds the ebook format very handy, as it enables him to read when he travels with a laptop.

“I was totally surprised and excited to learn that I won the Netbook contest,” he said.

The new SAE International bookstore offers selected titles as ebooks, electronic versions of books that can be viewed via a personal computer, smartphone, or hand-held ebook reader.  Additional titles will be added on a regular basis. Visit for more information and to browse the current selection.

SAE International is a global association of more than 121,000 engineers and related technical experts in the automotive, aerospace and commercial-vehicle industries. SAE International’s core competencies are life-long learning and standards development. SAE International’s charitable arm is the SAE Foundation, which supports many programs, including A World in Motion® and the Collegiate Design Series.

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