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Tim Duncan Honored with the SAE International Technical Standards Board Outstanding Achievement Award

WARRENDALE, Pa., April 28, 2014 -

SAE International announces that Tim Duncan, Vice President, Link Engineering Company, has been honored with the 2013 SAE Technical Standards board Outstanding Achievement Award.

Established in 1953, the Technical Standards Board Outstanding Achievement Award recognizes individuals for outstanding service in the technical committee activities of SAE International. This includes valuable contributions to the work of SAE International technical committees, unusual leadership in the activities of an SAE International technical committee, significant contributions as a representative of SAE International to the accomplishments of technical committees of other organizations or of government agencies, and outstanding contributions to SAE International technical committee work in the form of research, test methods and procedures, and/or development of standards.


Mr. Duncan  is the Vice President of Test Operations of Link Engineering Company. At Link, he oversees testing facilities globally, with a focus on brake dynamometer and full vehicle brake testing. His career began in 1980 with Lucas Girling, where he gained valuable experience in automotive and commercial vehicle brake testing. He remained at Lucas until 1994 when he joined Link Engineering.   


Mr. Duncan is active in various brake and friction material committees and related subcommittees, including: Executive Director of Brake Standards Association; Chairman of the SAE Brake Dynamometer Standards Committee; Member of the Brake Manufacturers Council (BMC); Vice Chairman of the SAE Recommended Practice 628 Aftermarket Brake Lining Qualifications; Chairman of Friction Material Technical Committee & Brake Performance Committee Friction Material Standards Institute (FMSI); Board Member of Link European Automotive Technology (LEAT); and Chairman of A Door to Hope Haiti Christian Mission non-profit organization. 


As an SAE Taskforce Chairman, Mr. Duncan was very instrumental in the initial development of the SAE J2521 Noise Squeal Matrix Dynamometer Test. He has chaired many SAE Taskforces, presented during several annual SAE Brake Colloquiums and annual Brake Manufacturers Council meetings.  


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