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Michael Lyons Honored with the SAE International Technical Standards Board Outstanding Achievement Award

WARRENDALE, Pa., April 28, 2014 -

SAE International announces that Michael Lyons, Technical Lead, Caterpillar, Inc., 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. Lyons has worked for Caterpillar for 27 years and has led the Caterpillars data link architecture and protocol development for the past 18 years. His previous work at Caterpillar includes development of electronic ignition control systems for Caterpillar natural gas engines.  Mr. Lyons has been actively involved with the Truck and Bus Controls and Communications Network Committee and the development of the SAE J1939 standards since 1999. He is currently serving as the Chair of the SAE Truck and Bus Controls and Communications Network and has been since 2010.  He has a Bachelor in Science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Missouri at Rolla.


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