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SAE International Names Mitsubishi Senior Manager Stephane Thiriez General Chair for 2017 Government/Industry Meeting

WARRENDALE, Pa., June 6, 2016 - SAE International announces that Stephane Thiriez will serve as the General Chair for the SAE 2017 Government/Industry Meeting.

The SAE 2017 Government/Industry Meeting will be held Jan. 25-27, 2017, in Washington, D.C. USA; Executive Leadership is provided by Mitsubishi Motors. The event provides opportunities for technical authorities from government, industry, and academia who are leading regulations, pending legislation, and the advanced testing and technology to address these issues influencing future decision making within the industry.

Mr. Thiriez is responsible for the Safety Regulatory Affairs and Certification group, the Safety Engineering group, and the Advanced Vehicle Electronic group. He is also Chief Engineer for North America Product Strategy. He is the primary liaison for safety regulatory, certification, compliance and consumer information matters between Mitsubishi Motors Japan and U.S. government agencies, manufacturer trade association, and other vehicle manufactures. Mr. Thiriez joined Mitsubishi Motors in August 2007. Before joining Mitsubishi Motors, Mr. Thiriez worked for General Motors in the advance safety and vehicle integration group. He holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and an M.S. in controls systems from the George Washington University, and an MBA from Virginia Tech.

The SAE 2017 Government/Industry Meeting is co-located with The Washington Auto Show. To register or for more information, visit

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