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SAE Honors Caterpillar Executive Mark Pflederer with Engineering Manager Award

WARRENDALE, Pa., Feb. 28, 2008 - Mark Pflederer Mark Pflederer, Vice President of the Heavy Construction and Mining Division, Caterpillar, Inc., is the recipient of SAE International's Sid Olsen Engineering Manager Award.

He was presented the award at the SAE Commercial Vehicle Congress & Exhibition in Rosemont, Ill.

The award, established in 1995, recognizes an outstanding engineering manager in the off-highway industry. It honors SAE International Fellow Sid Olsen for his management values and contributions to the industry.

The Sid Olsen Engineering Manager 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 a Vice President of Caterpillar, Pflederer is responsible for the Heavy Construction and Mining Division, with facilities and employees in Aurora, Decatur and Mossville, Ill., as well as Grenoble, France.

Technology & Solutions Division, as well as the company's research and development activities, the Technical Center in Mossville, Ill., and the three company proving grounds.

Pflederer has been with Caterpillar for more than 30 years. He began his career with the company as an engineer trainee and held a variety of engineering positions in materials and electronics, before landing a series of management roles in new product introduction, new technology and building construction products. Most recently, Pflederer was Vice President of the Technology & Solutions Division. He also was responsible for Caterpillar's research and development activities, the Technical Center in Mossville, Ill., and three company proving grounds.