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Carla Bailo of The Ohio State University Named New SAE International Vice President of Automotive

WARRENDALE, Pa., Oct. 13, 2015 -

Carla Bailo, Assistant Vice President-Mobility Research and Business Development at The Ohio State University, is selected as the 2016-2018 Vice President Automotive for SAE International.


Ms. Bailo will be elected to the three-year term by the SAE International general membership in November and will begin her term on January 22, 2016. She succeeds Jeff Hemphill, Vice President and Chief Technical Officer at the Schaeffler Group in North America who served from 2013-2015.


In her role with The Ohio State University, Ms. Bailo  leads the university in accelerate sustainable mobility and transportation innovation, while integrating related research and education across Ohio State’s academic units. She also is charged with increasing and expanding Ohio State’s corporate, foundation, state and federal partnerships.


In addition to this position, Ms. Bailo also serves as President and CEO of ECOS Consulting, LLC. Prior to this, she served as Senior Vice President – Nissan North American – R&D Americas, and President – Nissan Technical Center North America


Ms. Bailo has been a member of SAE International for 15 years. She led the SAE 2013 World Congress, which was hosted by Nissan; presented the Nissan Altima at the SAE 2013 World Congress; presented the Nissan Frontier, Pathfinder and Xterra at the SAE 2005 World Congress; and has participated in several young professional panels. She has sponsored A World In Motion® projects conducted by Nissan and has been a key contributor to the SAE Foundation for several years.


She has a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering Degree from General Motors Institute and a Master of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan. 


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



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