Chrysler to Host SAE 2013 World Congress; ZF will be Tier One Strategic Supplier
WARRENDALE, Pa., May 10, 2012 - SAE International announces that Chrysler will serve as Host Company for the SAE 2013 World Congress and ZF will serve as Tier One Strategic Supplier for the event.
Theme for the SAE 2013 World Congress will be “Achieving Efficiency.” The three-day event will be held April 16-18, 2013 at Cobo Center in Detroit.
Mircea Gradu, PhD, Vice President Powertrain, Transmission & Driveline Engineering, Head of Virtual Analysis, Chrysler Group LLC and also Vice President, Automotive for SAE International, will serve as General Chair for the event.
“Concern for our planet triggers legislative mandates that significantly impact the automotive industry,” Dr. Gradu said. “We must persevere because ultimately, the path toward sustainability is the right path. To do that, we must leverage best practices and manage the creative tension from which innovation is born. SAE International and the SAE World Congress do just that. I am proud to serve as chair for this important event and Chrysler is proud to offer its support.”
A video of Dr. Gradu’s remarks made during the SAE 2012 World Congress Banquet is available at: http://video.sae.org/11514
Patti Kreh, Manager of Engineering Meetings for SAE International, said both Chrysler and ZF will provide valuable input and support to the conference. “The Host Company and Tier One Strategic Supplier are crucial components to the success of the SAE World Congress,” she said. “Both Chrysler and ZF are leaders in the automotive industry and we look forward to their leadership as we plan the 2013 event.”
SAE International is a global association of more than 133,000 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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