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Frank Klegon Named 2012 SAE International President Nominee

WARRENDALE, Pa., May 5, 2011 - SAE International’s Executive Nominating Committee named Frank O. Klegon as its candidate for 2012 SAE International President. Klegon is president of FOKUS Associates LLC, a product /technology assessment and development consulting company.

Prior to founding FOKUS Associates LLC, Klegon held several key leadership positions with Chrysler and DaimlerChrysler. These included Executive Vice President –Product Development and Design; Vice President –Core Components & Process; Vice President –Truck Platform Team; and Director–Vehicle Development –Large Car Platform.  Earlier in his career, Klegon worked for American Motors, where he served as Senior Manager/Product Engineer.

Klegon holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Wayne State University and an MBA from Michigan State University. Also, he attended Harvard Business School, concentrating in Managing Global Opportunities. Klegon has been a member of SAE International for 25 years. He worked with Formula SAE from 2004-2008; served on the 2005 Commercial Vehicle Congress Executive Planning Council; and served as General Chairman of the SAE 2008 World Congress.

Klegon’s nomination will go to a member vote in November 2011. If elected, he will begin his one-year term in January 2012.

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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