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Wednesday Headline Speakers and Topics for the 2005 SAE Commercial Vehicle Engineering Conference

WARRENDALE, Pa., Nov. 1, 2005 -  

To: Assignment Desk, Daybook Editor, Photo Editor, Business, Transportation and Energy Reporter

Contact: Nancy Lewis, 412-977-2894; Shawn Andreassi, 724-612-4992 or, both of SAE International

News Advisory:

Following are Wednesday (Nov 2) headline speakers and topics for the 2005 SAE Commercial Vehicle Engineering Conference which continues through Thursday Nov.3, 2005, in Chicago, IL, at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center (Rosemont). All times listed below are Central Standard Time.

Wednesday, Nov. 2

8 a.m. "Idling Reduction Beyond Generators." Probably one of the biggest topics of interest in the trucking industry due to federal regulation. Panelists include Linda Gaines, Argonne National Laboratory; John Dennehy, Espar Inc.; Chris Bridges, Lizard Skin Ceramic Insulation; Umesh Sopory, ASUK Technologies; David C. Orr, Caterpillar, Inc.; Per Ekdunge, Volvo Technology Corp.; Robert A. Weber, International Truck and Engine Corp.

10:30 a.m.-Noon. Global CEO Panel. Four CEOs - Michael J. Burns of Dana; Jorma Halonen of AB Volvo; Hakan Samuelsson, MAN Aktiengesellschaft; and Daniel C Ustian, Navistar International (International Truck and Engine Corp) - gather to discuss the pressing issues the industry faces worldwide.

1:30-3:30 p.m. The Commercial Vehicle industry is abuzz about the EPA's regulations for 2007 and 2010 regarding emissions. Companies will most likely need to announce their various strategies within the next 12 to 24 months in order to have 2010 emission solutions ready in time. "2010 Engine/Emissions Challenges, Trends and Directions" panelists will include Wayne A Eckerle, Cummins, Inc.; Timothy E. Jackson, Tenneco Automotive Inc.; Giorgio Rizzoni, Ohio State University; Dean Tomazic, FEV Engine Technology Inc;. and Graham B Weller, Ricardo Inc.

3:30 p.m. "Technology for Future Emission Requirements - US, Europe and Japan." Panelists include Wayne A. Eckerle, Cummins Inc.; Anthony D. Greszler, Volvo North America Inc.; James A. McGeehan, ChevronTexaco; Meinrad Signer, IVECO Motorenforschung AG; Uwe Zink, Corning Inc.

4:30 p.m. Diagnostics for Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR). Here's another 2007, 2010 strategy involving the use of urea to meet the reduced diesel emission regulations.

6:30-9:30 p.m. Evening banquet is headlined by an address from Bill Graves, former two-term Governor of Kansas and current President and CEO of the American Trucking Associations (ATA). Through its 50 affiliated state trucking associations, conferences and other organizations, ATA represents motor carriers before government.