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2011 SAE Foundation Banquet Slated for May 12 - Four to be Honored with Leadership Awards

WARRENDALE, Pa., May 10, 2011 - The SAE Foundation will hold its annual banquet on Thursday, May 12, 2011, at The Fillmore Detroit.

Proceeds from the banquet support the interactive science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) educational programs of the SAE Foundation. With these exciting and challenging elementary through college level programs, including A World In Motion® and the Collegiate Design Series, students learn how to work in teams, solve problems, and think both creatively and strategically.

During the banquet, Industry Leadership Awards will be presented to:  

· John Krafcik, president and chief executive officer of Hyundai Motor America; and

· Peter Marks, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Robert Bosch LLC

In addition, two will be honored with the Young Industry Leadership Award:

· Stacy Martin, senior manufacturing engineer, General Motors; and

· Jennifer C. Wheeler, senior project engineer, AVL Powertrain Engineering, Inc.

FEV sponsors the Young Industry Leadership Award (YILA). Established in 2006 and formerly known as the Young Manufacturing Leadership Award, the YILA promotes careers in the engineering community by recognizing young men and women, ages 35 and under, who have significant accomplishments and who show potential for significant leadership growth in industry.

For more information on the 2011 SAE Foundation Banquet, visit http://www.saefoundation.org/banquet/ . For press credentials, e-mail pr@sae.org or call 1-724-772-8522.

The SAE Foundation is the charitable arm of SAE International that strives to encourage and increase student participation and achievement in science, technology, engineering and math through many programs, including A World In Motion® and the Collegiate Design Series. 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.

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