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Meggitt PLC Executive Named 2015 SAE International President Nominee

WARRENDALE, Pa., Oct. 16, 2013 - SAE International’s Executive Nominating Committee (ENC) named Richard Greaves, PhD, as its candidate for 2015 SAE International President.   Dr. Greaves is Chief Technology Officer at Meggitt PLC.  The announcement of Dr. Greave’s nomination was made during the SAE 2013 Commercial Vehicle Engineering Congress.

Meggitt PLC is listed on the London Stock Exchange with revenues in 2012 of over $3.0 billion and 11,000 employees.  Dr. Greaves has played a significant part in Meggitt’s growth and success over the past 15 years having presided over Meggitt Sensing Systems division, and been a member of the management board for 12 years. He has always worked in the most technologically advanced areas of the business. He is very active in the field of technology and has been a member or chaired a number of technological institutions and committees over the years.

Dr. Greaves has numerous publications to his name with several on piezo-electric technology and condition monitoring of engines of which he is a renowned world expert. He also has given key note speeches on these subjects.

He is a Member of the Board of the IVHM (Integrated Vehicle Health Management) Boeing/Cranfield University Centre of Excellence, past chairman 2011-2013; a member of the Bern Chapter of the British-Swiss chamber of commerce; Chairman of the Board of Effort Fribourg SA 1997 -2012; member of the Brussels based Aerospace and Defense Industries Association of Europe Supply Chain Commission, and a member of the Civil Aerospace Council of the United States AIA (Aerospace Industries Association).  In November 2009, Dr. Greaves received the SAE Technical Standards Board “Outstanding Contribution Award.” In addition, Dr. Greaves is the Chairman of the SAE International IVHM Steering Group, which was formed in 2010 and reports directly to the SAE Aerospace Council. Dr. Greaves currently serves on the SAE International Board as a Director. Once elected by the membership, he will begin his Presidential term in January, 2015.

Dr. Greaves is a Physicist obtaining his Honors Degree from University College London and his PhD from Southampton University. His early career was based in the UK Nuclear Industry in Control and Instrumentation, where he patented a new type of transistor. He is a Chartered Scientist, a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of the Institute of Physics (UK); Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society (UK), Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering (UK) and Fellow of the SAE.

Richard Greaves is dual nationality, British/Swiss, based in Switzerland.

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