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Mark Stepper of LHP Software Honored with the SAE International/InterRegs Standards & Regulations Award

WARRENDALE, Pa., Jan. 5, 2015 -

Mark Stepper, Technical Advisor with LHP Software, will be honored with the SAE International/InterRegs Standards & Regulations Award during the SAE International 2015 Government/Industry Meeting, which will be held Jan. 21-23 in Washington, D.C.

Established in 2000, this award recognizes a practicing engineer who has provided significant contributions to standards, regulations or conformity assessment systems for improved safety or reduced emissions in a ground vehicle mobility product.  


Since 1982, Mr. Stepper has participated in the development of industry standards (SAE, ISO, ATA) related to serial communications, sensors, diesel engine controls, power train controls, control module programming, and diagnostics. In addition, since 1992, he has participated in OBD and SIR rulemaking as it relates to diesel engines in the US, EU, and the United Nations.


Currently employed by LHP Software as a Technical Advisor, Mr. Stepper was with Cummins, Inc. for more than 32 years. His last position was Director of Product Environmental Management (PEM)—US/Canada Current Product Certification, in the Product Environmental Management department. While at Cummins, he was involved with the development of electronic controlled engines, power train controls, service tools, development tools, and certification. For more than 25 years, Mr. Stepper has chaired numerous meetings and edited many versions of standards from draft to ballot to publication. These standards include J1922 Powertrain Control Interface, J1939-21 Data Link Layer, J1939-73 Diagnostics Application Layer, and ISO 11783-3 Tractors and Machinery for Agriculture and Forestry--Data Link Layer. Additionally, he has presented at more than 15 SAE International, ATA, and Engine Manufactures Association (EMA) events.

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 charitable arm, the SAE Foundation, which helps fund programs like A World in Motion® and the Collegiate Design Series™.


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