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SAE Names Recipient of Inaugural Commercial Vehicle Sector Lifetime Achievement Award

WARRENDALE, Pa., Sept. 13, 2007 - SAE International will honor John B. “Jack” Curcio as the recipient of its first-ever Commercial Vehicle Sector Lifetime Achievement Award.

Curcio will accept the award during the banquet at the SAE Commercial Vehicle Engineering Congress & Exhibition, set for Oct. 30-Nov. 1 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Ill. The banquet will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 31 at 7 p.m.

Curcio, who has more than 50 years of industry experience, is the former president, chairman and CEO of Mack Trucks. He also served as president and CEO of Crane Carrier Corporation; president of Hayes Trucks; and president of Montone Manufacturing Company. Curcio is a founding member of the American On Wheels Museum in Allentown, Pa. , and is a founding member and former vice president of The Parris Island Museum and Historical Society at the USMC Recruit Depot.

“I can’t think of a more deserving person to be the first recipient of our Commercial Vehicle Lifetime Achievement Award,” Raymond Morris, executive vice president and COO of SAE International, said. “The award was created to honor someone who has shown tremendous vision and leadership throughout their career, and Jack Curcio certainly has done that. I want to congratulate him on this award as well as all of his many accomplishments.”

A member of SAE International for nearly five decades, Curcio has been active with many operating boards and committees, including serving as Chairman of the SAE British Columbia Section; Chairman of the SAE Pacific West Coast Meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia; Chairman of the SAE Sections Board; and Chairman of the SAE International Truck and Bus Meeting on two separate occasions. He was also one of the original directors when the SAE Foundation was formed.

 

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