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SAE International Names GM Employee David Antanaitis Winner of Arch T. Colwell Award

WARRENDALE, Pa., Dec. 2, 2015 - SAE International announces that David Antanaitis of General Motors is winner of the Arch T. Colwell Merit Award.

Mr. Antanaitis will receive the award during the SAE 2016 World Congress, which will be held April 12-14 in Detroit.

Established in 1965, Arch T. Colwell Merit Award annually recognizes the authors of papers of outstanding technical or professional merit presented an SAE International meeting or any of its sections during the calendar year. Papers are judged primarily for their value as new contributions to existing knowledge of mobility engineering. Mr. Colwell, who funded this award, served SAE International in many capacities for nearly 50 years, including a term as President in 1941. His own technical papers were outstanding examples of engineering excellence and clear writing.

Mr. Antanaitis earned a BSE and MSE in mechanical engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, in 1997. He has worked in the brake department of General Motors since 1997, with previous positions in validation, brake system development, and brake component development. He is currently the global lead engineer for General Motors for brake calipers, corners, jounce hoses, and wheelspeed sensors. He has authored 19 papers for SAE International and participated in/chaired the hydraulic brake components and automotive braking and steering hose committees, as well as various SAE International task forces.

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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, including programs like A World in Motion® and the Collegiate Design Series™.

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