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BMW Vice President Wins SAE International's Leadership Citation

WARRENDALE, Pa., May 18, 2006 - Karl-Heinz ZiwicaKarl-Heinz Ziwica, Vice President, Engineering U.S., at BMW of North America, has been selected to receive SAE International’s International Leadership Citation.  He was presented the award during the SAE 2006 World Congress in Detroit.

Ziwica has dedicated his career to automotive engineering since he entered the industry in 1970.  As Vice President, Engineering U.S., he is responsible for BMW Group product engineering and safety and environmental activities within BMW of North America.  During his 30-year career at BMW, he has directed many technical and environmental projects in the North American market.  Previously, he worked for Volkswagen AG at its locations in Germany and the U.S.

Ziwica is a member of SAE International.  He was educated in and received a degree in mechanical engineering from the  Technical  University  in Hamburg.