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Mark S. Shander to Receive the 2005 SAE/InterRegs Standards & Regulations Award for Young Engineers

Warrendale, PA, March 16, 2005 - of The Boeing Company has been selected to receive the 2005 Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)/ InterRegs Standards and Regulations Award for Young Engineers. The award will be presented at the 2005 SAE Government/Industry Meeting, May 9-11, 2005, in Washington, D.C.

This award, established in 2001 by InterRegs, Ltd. and the SAE Foundation, recognizes a practicing engineer under the age of 40 who is involved in standards, regulations, or conformity assessment systems which improved safety or reduced emissions in a mobility product. The intent of the award is to encourage participation of young engineers in the standards and regulations development process early in their technical careers.

Shander has been the Fuel Electrical Lead for the Boeing 787 program since early 2004. His team’s current focus involves state-of-the-art variable frequency fuel pumps and motor controllers, fuel quantity indication systems, and onboard inert gas generating systems.

Shander's career at Boeing, spanning the last 8 years, has focused primarily on research and development activities. His efforts have enabled advances in both aircraft lighting technologies and advanced circuit protection, resulting in three patents and one additional patent pending design. Prior to accepting his current position in 2004, he spent over five years leading Boeing's development effort on arc fault circuit protection. During this time, he became actively involved in the SAE AE-8B1 Subcommittee on Protective Devices, working with industry partners to produce the first ever aerospace specification for arc fault circuit interrupters, an activity which he continues to lead today.

Shander is a member of SAE, and holds bachelor's and master's degrees in electrical engineering, both from the University of Notre Dame.