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Billy M. Martin Honored with SAE International Technical Standards Board Outstanding Contribution Award

WARRENDALE, Pa., July 11, 2011 - Billy M. Martin, principal engineer at Cessna Aircraft Company, was honored with the SAE International Technical Standards Board Outstanding Contribution Award.

This award, established in 1953, recognizes individuals for outstanding service in the technical committee activities of the Society. This includes 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 agencies, and outstanding contributions to SAE technical committee work in the form of research, test methods and procedures, and/or development of standards.

Mr. Martin has worked at Cessna Aircraft Company for over 21 years, where he is currently a principal engineer and the supervisor of the EME group. Prior to joining Cessna, he worked at Boeing Military Aircraft Company as an antenna designer and was the principal designer on a special application antenna for B-52, B1-B and F-111 aircraft. Additionally, he served in the U.S. Marine Corps as a radar repairman on digital control long range 3D search radar and was honorably discharged as a Sergeant E-5. He received a BS from Oklahoma State University and an MS from Newman University.

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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