SAE International is a global association of more than 128,000 engineers and related technical experts in the aerospace, automotive and commercial-vehicle industries. Read More

Young Engineering Professionals Will Find Leadership and Career Skills at SAE AeroTech Congress and Exhibition

WARRENDALE, Pa., Sept. 4, 2015 -

The SAE International 2015 AeroTech Congress & Exhibition will feature a slate of programs and activities designed specifically for young professionals in the mobility engineering profession.

The Young Professionals activities are designed to inform, encourage and motivate the leaders of tomorrow, as well as provide solid leadership skills and offer valuable opportunities to learn from and network with executives from major corporations.

The agenda includes:

·         Speed Mentoring
“Executives Connecting with Future Leaders”
Tuesday, Sept. 22: 12-1 p.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 23: 12-1 p.m.

Located on the exhibit floor within the YP Lounge, this event is an opportunity for young professionals to engage with executives in an informal setting. Mentors will be stationed while small groups of the Young Professional participants rotate to different stations at set time intervals.

·         Networking in the YP Lounge
Tuesday, Sept. 22: 12-7 p.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 23: 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Booth # 223

Young professionals will have the chance each day to network with their peers and aerospace industry leaders in Booth #223, located centrally on the AeroTech Exhibit Floor.


·         Career Development Sessions

Tuesday, Sept. 22: 3-5 p.m.
Room #202

The Secret to a Great Career: Align Your Personal Development with Your Company Strategy –
Dan Freeman, Director of Payloads Engineering, Boeing Commercial Airplanes

Understanding your company's strategy is only the first step towards feeling engaged and contributing as a young professional. Mr. Freeman shares why developing a personal development plan that aligns with your company strategy is the key to a rewarding career that truly makes a difference - for you and your company.

Pay Attention!! Self-awareness Matters in Career Development – Mike Vander Wel, Chief Engineer for Equipment & Tool Engineering, The Boeing Company

Mr. Vander Well will reflect his 25 year career at the Boeing Company, and use a few stories to illustrate some "lessons learned." Careers can take unexpected twists and turns from unexpected sources and it is important to be ready to learn and adjust along your way.

The SAE 2015 AeroTech Congress & Exhibition will be held Sept. 22-24 at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle. Executive leadership will be provided by Boeing.

For more information on SAE 2015 AeroTech Congress & Exhibition 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 more than 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™.


- -