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Honeywell Vice President Receives SAE Aerospace Engineering Leadership Award

WARRENDALE, Pa., Oct. 2, 2007 - Bob Smith Bob Smith, Vice President of Advanced Technology for Honeywell Aerospace in Phoenix, Ariz., is the recipient of SAE International's Aerospace Engineering Leadership Award. He was presented the award during the SAE AeroTech Congress and Exhibition in Los Angeles, Sept. 17-20.

This award, established in 1992, honors an individual at the corporate official level for outstanding leadership contributions to the field of aerospace engineering.

This award is funded through the SAE Foundation. 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.

As Vice President of Advanced Technology for Honeywell Aerospace, Smith sets long-term technology growth strategies for the company, works with government science and technology organizations to foster technology investments, and matures technologies that are vital to new product developments.

Prior to joining Honeywell in 2004, Smith was Executive Director of the Space Shuttle Upgrades Development Program. He also worked at The Aerospace Corporation where he was Systems Director of the NASA Programs Office and the site manager for the company's Houston operations.

His other leadership roles include: President and Chair of the United States National Committee for the International Society of Airbreathing Engines; Board of Directors Member for the Arizona Technology Council; and Federal Aviation Administration Advisory Board Member for Airline Cabin Environment Research.

Smith is the author of more than 20 technical publications and the editor of a conference proceeding. His awards include two NASA Achievement Awards for Shuttle Upgrades, the NASA Silver Snoopy, and the NASA Spaceflight Awareness Award.

In addition to his membership with SAE International, Smith is a senior member and technical committee chair of American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics, and a member of the American Astronautical Society and Tau Beta Pi.

Smith holds a master's in engineering and applied mathematics from Brown University, a master's in management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a doctorate in aerospace engineering from the University of Texas. He resides in Phoenix, Ariz.

To set up an interview with Smith, please contact Timothy Hill at Honeywell Aerospace,

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