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Prominent SAE International Members Receive Technical Standards Award

WARRENDALE, Pa., June 30, 2010 - Six top industry professionals received SAE International’s Technical Standards Board (TSB) Outstanding Achievement Awards, as selected by the SAE Material, Process and Parts Council. The group received the awards at the Award Ceremony during the SAE 2010 World Congress. Recipients include:

  • Fred E. Barwick, President, ATL, Inc.
  • Scott Burr, Research Scientist, Materials Engineering Center, Dow Automotive
  • Jack Champaigne, President, Electronics Inc.
  • Randy L. Dickerman, Senior Materials Engineering Specialist, Elastomers, Chrysler Group LLC
  • Sandra L. Niks, retired, General Motors
  • Jackie Rehkopf, Senior Associate, Vehicle Practice, Exponent, Inc.

The Technical Standards Board Outstanding Achievement Award, established in 1953 and is administered by the SAE Technical Standards Board (TSB), recognizes individuals for outstanding service in the technical committee activities of the Society. This includes valuable contributions to the work of SAE technical committees, unusual leadership in the activities of an SAE technical committee, significant contributions as a representative of the Society to the accomplishments of technical committees of other organizations or of government agencies, and outstanding contributions to SAE technical committee work in the form of research, test methods and procedures, and/or development of standards. In 2003, the TSB renamed the award title, which was Certificate of Appreciation, to the new title "Outstanding Contribution Award."

SAE International is a global association of more than 128,000 engineers and related technical experts in the aerospace, automotive and commercial-vehicle industries. SAE International’s core competencies are life-long learning and voluntary consensus 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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