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Caterpillar Director Dr. Lou Balmer-Millar to Provide Breakfast Keynote Address at SAE International 2014 Commercial Vehicle Engineering Congress

WARRENDALE, Pa., Sept. 4, 2014 -

SAE International announces that Dr. Lou Balmer-Millar, Director of Research and Advanced Engineering, Product Development & Global Technology with Caterpillar Inc., will provide the Breakfast Keynote Address on Thursday, Oct. 9 at the SAE 2014 Commercial Vehicle Engineering Congress.

Dr. Balmer-Millar will speak from 8-9 a.m. in Rooms 29-31 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Ill. Her presentation, “Off-Road Mobile Machinery Fuel Efficiency - A Total Systems Perspective,” will illustrate the benefits of systems optimization using a detailed example of a hybrid hydraulic excavator and examining the benefit of technologies at the component, engine, machine system, and worksite levels.

In her role with Caterpillar, Dr. Balmer-Millar oversees technology development in the areas of Energy and Power Systems, Machine and Machine Systems, Automation and Enterprise Solutions, Advanced Materials, Virtual Product Development, and Advanced Manufacturing.

The SAE 2014 Commercial Vehicle Engineering Congress features a theme of “Engineering Leadership – Changing, Guiding, Influencing” and Executive Leadership is provided by Eaton. The mission of the conference is to be the conference of choice for the sharing of technical knowledge and networking for the global on-road and off-road Commercial Vehicle Industry.

Ken Davis, President, Vehicle Group, EATON, will serve as Executive Chair for the three-day congress.

For more information about the SAE 2014 Commercial Vehicle Engineering Congress, visit; to request press credentials, call 1-724-772-8522 or email .

SAE International is a global association committed to being the ultimate knowledge source for the engineering profession. By uniting over 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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