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Martin C. Kapanowski Honored With SAE International Technical Standards Board Outstanding Achievement Award

WARRENDALE, Pa., Sept. 13, 2012 - Martin C. Kapanowski, global core brake engineering supervisor at Ford Motor Company, was presented with a Technical Standards Board Outstanding Achievement Award from SAE International during their 2012 World Congress held in Detroit.

Established in 1953, this award recognizes individuals for outstanding service in the technical committee activities of the Society. This includes unusual leadership in the activities of an SAE International 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 International technical committee work in the form of research, test methods and procedures and/or development of standards.

Kapanowski was recognized for his role as task force chair of SAE J2879, “Automotive Hydraulic Brake Tube Joints.” The standard was published in 2011.

For more than two years, he led the team generating the standard to address a perennial issue affecting the area of automotive brakes.

As part of this effort, Kapanowski and his team conducted a thorough review of previous design standards, engaged in an in-depth study to diagnose issues with previous designs and captured the learnings in a comprehensive J-standard.

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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