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SAE International Announces General Chair for 2016 Government/Industry Meeting

WARRENDALE, Pa., Aug. 6, 2015 -

SAE International announces that Reuben Sarkar is the General Chairman for the SAE International 2016 Government/Industry Meeting that will be held January 20-22, 2016 in Washington D.C.

Reuben Sarkar is the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Transportation, He oversees EERE's Sustainable Transportation sector, which includes the Vehicle, Fuel Cell, and Bioenergy Technologies offices, all with a focus to reduce our oil dependence, avoid pollution, and create jobs by designing and manufacturing alternatives to petroleum fuels and more energy efficient cars and trucks.

Before joining the Department of Energy, Mr. Sarkar was leading business development and strategy for Proterra, a manufacturer of electric buses and fast charging stations, with prior leadership roles in engineering. Previously, he worked at General Motors where his most recent role was as the lead design release engineer on the first generation electric drive system of the Volt. Reuben holds both Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in chemical engineering, as well as an MBA all from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.

The SAE 2016 Government/Industry Meeting provides opportunities for technical authorities from government, industry and academia who are leading advanced automotive technology, regulations and pending legislation to address issues that will influence future decision making for those within the industry.

For more information about the SAE 2016 Government/Industry Meeting, visit: To request media 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 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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