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SAE Commercial Vehicle Congress Names Chairs Through 2008

WARRENDALE, Pa., April 10, 2006 -

As a sign of its growth and increased importance within the commercial vehicle industry, the SAE Commercial Vehicle Engineering Congress & Exhibition has confirmed co-executive chairs through 2008.

The 2006 SAE Commercial Vehicle Engineering Congress will be held October 31 - November 2, 2006 in suburban Chicago. Co-executive chairs for the 2006 event are John J. (Jack) Allen, President, Engine Group; and Deepak T. (Dee) Kapur, President, Truck Group, both of International Truck and Engine Corporation.

Co-executive chairs for the 2007 event will be John Deere executives H.J. Markley, President, Agricultural Equipment Division – Europe, Africa, South America and Global Harvesting Equipment Sourcing; and Bharat Vedak, Senior Vice President, John Deere Intelligent Equipment Technologies (Worldwide Agricultural Operations).

F. Joseph Loughrey, President, Chief Operating Officer, Cummins Inc. and John C. Wall, Vice President and Chief Technical Officer, Cummins Inc., both of Cummins Inc. have agree to serve as co-executive chairs for the 2008 event.

"The commitment that we have for the next three years from some of the commercial vehicle industry's top executives speaks volumes to the importance of this event," Herb Kaufman, Director, Commercial Vehicle Business and Chief Technology Officer, SAE International, said."

The SAE Commercial Vehicle Engineering Congress & Exhibition was created primarily to serve as a networking and learning opportunity for industry professionals, including engineers, suppliers and manufacturers from both the truck and off-highway sectors.










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