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Electrical Engineer Receives SAE Technical Standards Board Outstanding Contribution Award

WARRENDALE, Pa., Nov. 15, 2006 - Vern CaronVern Caron of ArvinMeritor has been selected to receive SAE International's Technical Standards Board Outstanding Contribution Award.  He was 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.  Caron is being recognized for his work on the Truck and Bus Council.

Caron is the director of commercial vehicle electronics at ArvinMeritor.  He is responsible for hybrid and electric commercial vehicles, emission electronics, and brake and suspension controls.  Previously, he operated his own consulting firm, Caron Engineering.  He has also worked for Eaton, Navistar and Chrysler. 

SAE International honored Caron in 2001 by selecting him to present the L. Ray Buckendale Lecture.  He is a member of SAE International, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, and the Aircraft Owners and Pilot's Association.  

Caron received his bachelor's in electrical engineering from the University of Minnesota, his master's in mechanical engineering from Wayne State University, Detroit, and his master's in business administration from Keller Graduate School, Chicago.