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Retired Bosch Leader to Receive SAE Medal of Honor

WARRENDALE, Pa., March 26, 2007 - Karl GoeringKarl Goering, retired Vice President, Application and System Engineering, Automotive Chassis Division, Robert Bosch Corporation, has been selected to receive SAE International's Medal of Honor.  He will be presented the award during the SAE 2007 World Congress in Detroit, April 16-19.

The Medal of Honor, established in 1986, recognizes an SAE member's unique and significant contributions to the Society.

The SAE Foundation funds this award.  In addition to supporting the awards, recognition and scholarship programs of SAE International, the SAE Foundation develops and funds programs and incentives that foster student interest in engineering, scientific and technical education.

During his 45-year career in the automotive industry, Goering held several leadership positions in the field of automotive braking systems, and continues to consult in that field.  Prior to his 2004 retirement from Bosch, Goering led the application and system engineering of braking systems and brake controls for North America.  Before joining Bosch, Goering was Vice President of Engineering for AlliedSignal Corporation, a position he previously held with Kelsey-Hayes Company.  Goering has also worked for General Motors and Ford. 

A member of SAE International since 1968, Goering served on the Board of Directors as Treasurer for three years.  During his term as Treasurer, which ended in 2004, Goering was also a member of the SAE Foundation Board of Trustees, along with a number of committees and task groups.  Earlier in his SAE career, Goering organized several brake technical sessions, receiving the Forest R. McFarland Award for his efforts. 

Goering earned his master's through the advanced management program at Michigan State University.  He resides in Northville, Mich.