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SAE International Announces Leadership Team for 2016 Aerospace Systems and Technology Conference

WARRENDALE, Pa., May 5, 2016 - SAE International announces the leadership team for the SAE 2016 Aerospace Systems and Technology Conference, which will be held Sept. 27-29 at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford, CT, USA.

The leadership team includes:

General Chair

  • Dr. Ramesh Rajagopalan, Pratt & Whitney

Executive Leadership – United Technologies

  • Tom Prete, Pratt & Whitney
  • Peter Smith, UTAS
  • David Parekh, UTRC

Technical Leadership

  • Dr. Michael Winter, Rhonda Walthall & Karla Wallace - UTAS

The SAE 2016 Aerospace Systems and Technology Conference (ASTC) combines the strength of the SAE Power Systems Conference (PSC), Aerospace Electronics and Avionics Systems Conference (AEAS) with tracks unmanned systems and vehicle systems and systems engineering. In addition, the triennial International Powered Lift Conference will be held in Hartford with ASTC.

Technical sessions, lively panel discussions, and keynote presentations will be highlights of this premier event. The ASTC and IPLC provide an open technical forum for aerospace systems professionals, especially engineers working in the following disciplines to gather valuable technical knowledge, insight, and information on emerging and applied technologies with respect to commercial, military, and unmanned aviation:

  • Avionics
  • Power systems
  • Propulsion
  • Safety
  • Systems engineering
  • Vehicle systems
  • Unmanned systems
  • V/STOL aircraft
  • Transformative flight

For more information about the SAE 2016 Aerospace Systems and Technology Conference, visit: To request press 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 128,000 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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