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Global CEO Panel to Discuss Emerging Business Trends at SAE Commercial Vehicle Engineering Congress

WARRENDALE, Pa., Oct. 30, 2007 - Please note the following important sessions to be held at the SAE 2007 Commercial Vehicle Engineering Congress and Exhibition on Wednesday and Thursday at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center.

Wednesday, Oct. 31,  3:30 – 5:30 p.m.:
“Global CEO Panel – Emerging Business Trends and How They Impact Engineering” 

  • Organizers: Patrick Charbonneau, Vice President Government Relations, International Truck and Engine Corporation; H. J. Markley, Executive Vice President, Deere & Company.
  • Panelists: Douglas R. Oberhelman, Group President, Caterpillar; Hari N. Nair, President of International Operations, Tenneco; James E. Sweetnam, President Truck Group, Eaton Corporation; Ulrich Dohle, President, Diesel Systems Division, Robert Bosch GmbH.

Thursday, Nov. 1 –11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.:
“Renewable Energy – Biofuels” -- The use of renewable energy such as biodiesel fuels and blends for on-highway transportation and off-highway applications will increase as the availability of fossil oil decreases and awareness of carbon dioxide emissions and global warming increases.

This panel will discuss open issues and topics including availability; quality; impact on fuel systems and engines; and technical development and production strategies of OEMs that will enable safe and increased use of these fuels as a contributing solution to the overall global energy shortage problem.

  • Organizers: Wayne Martenas, Vice President of Engineering, CNH LLC; Klaus Hoehn, VP, Advanced Technology & Engineering, Deere & Company; Gary Hirschlieb, Director – Diesel Engineering, Robert Bosch Corporation.
  • Panelists: Judy K. Partin, Senior Scientist, Materials Characterization Department, Idaho National Labs; Wendy Clark, Fuels Performance Manager, National Renewable Energy Laboratory; Marcus Parche, Senior Vice President Engineering, Commercial Fuel Injection, Robert Bosch Corporation; John Cottrell, CNH Integration Manager, Fiat Powertrain Technology; Mike Weinert, Director, John Deere Power Systems.

    For credentials, please email pr@sae.org or call 1-248-273-4092.

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