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Severns Receives SAE Charles M. Manly Memorial Medal

WARRENDALE, Pa., Oct. 19, 2007 - Christopher Severns

Christopher Severns of The Boeing Company in Seattle, Wash., is the recipient of SAE International's Charles M. Manly Memorial Medal. He was presented with the medal during the SAE AeroTech Congress and Exhibition in Los Angeles.

The award, established in 1928, recognizes the author of the best paper relating to the design, construction or research of aerospace engines. The award commemorates Charles M. Manly, 1919 SAE President, for his contributions to the field of aeronautical engineering.

Severns was honored for his technical paper, "Hybrid Power Generation for Achieving Neutral Buoyancy" (SAE paper 2006-01-3089).

Severns is an Associate Technical Fellow in Electrical Systems Design for The Boeing Company, where he has worked for 14 years. He supports several programs, including the E-3 Airborne Warning and Control System aircraft, the 737 Airborne Early Warning and Control aircraft, and the Broad Area Maritime Surveillance proposal effort. He also has worked on research and development activities at Boeing Phantom Works. Previously, he worked at the German airship company, CargoLifter GmbH. He has 21 combined years of service in the U.S. Navy and Naval Reserve, and is a retired naval officer.

Severns is a member of SAE International. He holds a bachelor's in physics from Guilford College and a master's in electrical engineering/power systems from the University of Washington. He is also a graduate of the United States Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program. He resides in Issaquah, Wash.

For more information on Severns, please contact David Sloan at The Boeing Company,

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