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SAE International Appoints Frank Menchaca as New Chief Product Officer

WARRENDALE, Pa., June 10, 2015 -

SAE International announces the hiring of Frank Menchaca as its new Chief Product Officer.

In his role, Mr. Menchaca will lead SAE International’s efforts to create, aggregate, curate and deliver information in ways that surpass the next generation of engineers’ and industries’ information needs.

“Frank is a thought leader and a seasoned information executive who has spent most of his career developing and implementing forward-thinking content strategies for disseminating innovative products to students, researchers and professionals around the globe,” David L. Schutt, PhD, Chief Executive Officer of SAE International, said. “We are pleased to have him as part of the SAE International team.”

Throughout his professional career, Mr. Menchaca has specialized in developing products for global markets, include Brazil, Mexico, China and the Gulf states. He also has developed and managed strategic partnerships with the Smithsonian Institution, National Geographic Society, and has inspired his peers and teams to create winning solutions for public and academic institutions in the United States and throughout Europe and Asia.

“I’m very excited about my opportunity with SAE International,” Menchaca said. “I believe we have a tremendous opportunity for growth by providing workflow solutions to students and professionals across the aerospace, automotive and commercial vehicle industries. In the 21st Century, information providers will succeed to the extent that their products enrich the workflows of users. SAE International has great assets and continues to set the standard of excellence for mobility engineering professionals.”

A published author, Mr. Menchaca’s writings include journal articles in information science. Among his creative outputs are music production, poetry, and essays. He holds a B.A. in Spanish and English Language and Literature from New York University, Phi Beta Kappa and Magna Cum Laude; and an M.A. with Honors from Yale University in English Literature. He speaks and writes in Spanish.

SAE International is a global association committed to being the ultimate knowledge source for the engineering profession. By uniting over 137,000 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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