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International Truck and Engine Team to Present SAE Buckendale Lecture

WARRENDALE, Pa., June 16, 2006 - A team of engineers from International Truck and Engine Corporation have been selected to present SAE International’s L. Ray Buckendale Lecture.  The presentation will be given by Matthew Baus, Anthony Cook and David Schaller at the SAE 2006 Commercial Vehicle Engineering Congress & Exhibition in Metro Chicago, Nov. 1. 

The award, established in 1953, provides for an annual lecture that deals with automotive vehicles for on- or off-road operation in commercial or military service.  It honors the memory of L. Ray Buckendale, 1946 SAE President, who had a strong desire to develop the potential abilities in young people.  In his honor, the lecture is directed primarily to the needs of young engineers and students.

The 2006 L. Ray Buckendale Lecture is sponsored by ArvinMeritor, Inc., Cummins, Inc., Dana Corporation, Eaton Corporation and TRW Automotive. 

This year’s presentation is titled, “Integrating New Emissions Engines Into Commercial Vehicles: Emissions, Performance & Affordability.”

Matthew Baus

Matthew Baus Baus is Chief Engineer of Powertrain Systems at International Truck and Engine Corporation.  He is responsible for vehicle cooling systems, engines, transmissions and clutch systems for all International vehicles.  He has held a variety of positions since joining International in 1998, including severe service vehicle program manager and powertrain manager for medium and heavy powertrain programs.  Prior to International, Baus was an engineer and team leader for Cummins, and served as a test engineer at the U.S. Army’s Aberdeen Proving Grounds.  He is a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army Reserve.  Baus earned his bachelor’s in aerospace engineering from the  University  of  Cincinnati  and his master’s in business administration from the  University  of  Saint Francis,  Fort Wayne, Ind.    

Anthony Cook

Anthony CookCook is Chief Engineer of Aftertreatment Systems & Advanced Technologies at International Truck and Engine Corporation.  He manages the application of aftertreatment technologies and assesses advanced technologies for future product application on trucks.  Cook joined International in 1996 as the heavy duty powertrain manager and was named to his current position in 2005.  Prior to International, Cook was a product engineer at Volvo and a project engineer and applications engineering manager at Cummins.  He holds two patents.  Cook earned his bachelor’s in mechanical engineering from  Purdue  University  and his master’s in business administration from  Indiana  University- Purdue University Fort Wayne.

David Schaller

David SchallerSchaller is Senior Program Manager for Big Bore Engines at International Truck and Engine Corporation.  He is responsible for program management of integrating new heavy duty engines into Class 8 trucks and tractors.  He joined International in 1986 to integrate the first electronically-controlled diesel engines into trucks.  Since then, he has handled assignments in sales training, vehicle research and development, heavy truck marketing, and product line management.  Prior to International, Schaller worked for United Technologies/Essex.  He holds four patents.  Schaller earned his bachelor’s in electrical engineering from  Purdue  University  and his master’s in business administration from  Ball  State  University.