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Boeing Engineer Receives SAE Aerospace Chair Award

WARRENDALE, Pa., Sept. 25, 2006 -

Ishaque S. MehdiIshaque S. Mehdi, of The Boeing Company in Seattle, has been selected to receive SAE International's Aerospace Chair Award.  The award will be presented at the Power Systems Conference in New Orleans, La., Nov. 7-9.

This award, established in 1997, recognizes outstanding leadership demonstrated by SAE International committee chairs.  Mehdi is being recognized for his work in the Aerospace Electrical Power & Equipment Committee of the Aerospace Council.

Mehdi, who has 43 years of experience with The Boeing Company, is a chief engineer at Phantom Works.  He manages research and development programs for military and commercial aircraft and spacecraft.  He also oversees the application of advanced systems technologies to Boeing products.  As an electrical engineer, Mehdi has published a number of technical papers on aerospace electrical systems.  He received an award from The Boeing Company's Airplane Group for the successful development and operation of a program for the publication of wiring diagram manuals for commercial airplanes.  He is a member of SAE International.

Mehdi earned a bachelor's in physics from Andhra University, India, and a bachelor's in electrical engineering from the University of Florida.  He earned two master's degrees in electrical engineering and business administration from Seattle University.  He resides in Bellevue, Wash.