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Charlotte E. Wiley to Receive 2004 SAE Women Engineers Committee (WEC) BREED Award for Women's Leadership

Warrendale, PA, Jan. 8, 2004 - Charlotte E. Wiley of Cummins Power Generation has been selected to receive the 2004 SAE/WEC BREED Award for Women's Leadership in the field of engineering. The award will be presented during the Honors Convocation at the SAE World Congress in Detroit on March 9, 2004.

The WEC/BREED Award is designed to honor women in the mobility industry based on the contributions they make both professionally and personally. It recognizes women who have demonstrated outstanding performance in several key areas including providing leadership, contributing technical or engineering achievements in the mobility industry, and displaying innovation and uniqueness in achieving corporate and personal goals.

Wiley is a mechanical engineer/technical advisor with Cummins Power Generation where she is involved with a major Six Sigma Project. She has 25 years of mechanical engineering, team leadership, and technical project management experience at major corporations including, General Motors Fuel Systems Division, MDT Biologic Company, Xerox, Safetran Systems, Boston Scientific SCIMED, and Carl Zeiss. Career milestones include her work at General Motors Fuel Systems Division in designing and delivering to production three major new fuel systems: the Rochester Products closed loop carburetor, the Rochester Products / Robert Bosch port fuel injection system, and the Rochester Products maxi throttle body injection system. During her time at Xerox, she won an award for an invention proposal to detect and prevent illegal use of the color copier system. She also led the pre-charge erase subsystem team in the implementation of significant new photoreceptor lighting technology.

Wiley has been an active member of SAE for 25 years. She has served on both the Western New York Section Board and Twin Cities Section Board. In May 2002, she attended the national Section Officers Leadership Seminar returned to Minneapolis to serve as the local chairperson for the 2002 - 2003 program year.

Wiley holds a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from Rochester Institute of Technology. Wiley is married with two children, Benjamin John and Audrey Kate Wiley. She has spent many years of her life balancing her professional career and her significant responsibilities to her family in her personal life.