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SAE International 2014 All-Wheel Drive Symposium Features Executive Panel on Trends and Technologies

WARRENDALE, Pa., Aug. 21, 2014 -

Insight on the direction the industry is headed, along with the latest trends and technologies in transmissions and drivetrains are the topics that will headline the Executive Panel during the SAE 2014 All-Wheel Drive Symposium.

The symposium will be held Oct. 14-16 at The Inn at Saint John’s in Plymouth, Mich. The technical program will feature representatives from six OEM’s and 14 Top Tier suppliers, presenting on more than 20 different technologies.

The Executive Panel includes five industry leaders as panelists, including:

·         Mike Kirk, Engineering Director for Manual Transmissions, Drivelines, and Axles. Chrysler Group LLC

·         Kevin Carlstrom, Engineering Director - Automotive Controls, Vehicle Group, Eaton

·         Roger Clark, Senior Manager, General Motors Engineering

·         Craig Renneker, Chief Engineer, Component & Pre-Program Engineering, Transmission & Driveline Engineering, Ford Motor Company

·         Don Remboski, Vice President, Advanced Engineering, Dana Holding Corporation

Daniel M. Hancock, General Motors LLC (Retired), and 2014 SAE International President, will moderate the panel.

In addition, the symposium will feature two keynote speakers. Opening Keynote speaker will be Michael Olechiw, Director, Light-duty Vehicle and Small Engine Center, Assessment and Standards Division, Office of Transportation and Air Quality, U. S. Environmental Protection Agency; and Joint Closing Session Keynote speaker will be Tom Murphy, Executive Editor, WardAuto World Magazine.

For more information about the SAE 2014 All-Wheel Drive Symposium, visit To request press credentials, email or call 1-724-772-8522.

SAE International is a global association committed to being the ultimate knowledge source for the engineering profession. By uniting more than 145,000 engineers and technical experts, we drive knowledge and expertise across a broad spectrum of industries. We act on two priorities: encouraging a lifetime of learning for mobility engineering professionals and setting the standards for industry engineering. We strive for a better world through the work of our philanthropic SAE Foundation, including programs like A World in Motion® and the Collegiate Design Series™.

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