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Safety Engineers Receive SAE Technical Standards Board Outstanding Contribution Award

WARRENDALE, Pa., Oct. 13, 2006 - Sue Hooker, Kenneth Lindblom and Daniel Taylor have been selected to receive SAE International's Technical Standards Board Outstanding Contribution Award.  They will be presented the award at the SAE 2006 Commercial Vehicle Engineering Conference and Exhibition, Oct. 31-Nov. 2.

This award, established in 1953, recognizes individuals for outstanding service to SAE International's technical committee activities.  Hooker, Lindblom and Taylor are being recognized for their work on the Construction, Agricultural and Off-Road Machinery Council.

Sue HookerSue Hooker

Hooker is an engineering supervisor in the product safety and engineering services division at Caterpillar.  She is responsible for the design of safety symbols used on equipment.  She has worked at Caterpillar for 28 years.  A member of SAE International, Hooker chairs two committees and works extensively with other organizations to ensure that the standards for safety symbols meet the industry's needs.  SAE International presented her with a certificate of appreciation for her work in 2004.

Kenneth LindblomKenneth Lindblom

Lindblom is a program manager in the forest products group at Caterpillar.  He is a member of SAE International and has chaired the Forestry and Logging Equipment Standards Development committee for seven years.  He has led several forestry-related projects and helped develop a standard to outline the safety requirements for forestry machines.  Lindblom received his bachelor's in agricultural engineering from North Dakota State University and his master's in business administration from Illinois Institute of Technology.

Daniel TaylorDaniel Taylor

Taylor is a product safety specialist for Case New Holland, where he works with construction equipment product platform groups on product safety and compliance on an international level.  He has worked in the commercial vehicle industry since 1977.  A member of SAE International, Taylor takes the lead in developing standards for the safety of construction, agricultural and off-road vehicles.  He received his bachelor's in management from Benedictine University, Illinois.