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Gregory V. Gilllham Honored with the SAE International Technical Standards Board Outstanding Achievement Award

WARRENDALE, Pa., April 28, 2014 -

SAE International announces that Gregory V. Gillham, Manager, Detroit Diesel Corp., 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. Gillham has worked at Detroit Diesel for nearly 35 years. During that time, he has been involved in standards development for heavy-duty communications data networks.  He helped to develop SAE International standard J1587, the first low speed network, serving as chair for a period. He has also participated in SAE J1939 development from its beginning in the early 1990’s, now serving as chair of the application layer task force and as the SAE J1939 database administrator.   


Mr. Gillham has been awarded TSB Outstanding Achievement Awards in 1998 and in 2009. He has presented at both SAE International and TMC symposiums.  At Detroit Diesel, he is currently manager of embedded software development. He has been involved in all aspects of electronic controls and on-board diagnostics, participating in the development of the first electronically controlled engine system in 1985 (DDEC I). Mr. Gillham has a BS in engineering from General Motors Institute (now Kettering University) and a MS in engineering from University of Michigan.   


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