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Aerospace Engineers to Receive SAE Award for Outstanding Technical Committee Service

WARRENDALE, Pa., May 16, 2008 - Eleven professionals from the aerospace engineering industry are recipients of SAE International's Technical Standards Board Outstanding Contribution Award.

The Technical Standards Board Award, established in 1953, recognizes individuals for outstanding service on SAE International's technical committees.

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.

The following individuals are being recognized for their work on the Aerospace Council.

William Woodward William Woodward
Woodward is a senior electrical engineer with Ursa Navigation Solutions in Chesapeake, Va., and an instructor at ECPI College of Technology in Virginia Beach, Va. He has more than 25 years of experience in the operation, maintenance, troubleshooting and repair of electronic and electrical systems.

Woodward is the author of a best-selling text book, "Fiber Optics Installer and Technician Guide," and of a publication on aerospace fiber optic training for the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

A member of SAE International, Woodward serves on three committees within the Aerospace Avionic Systems Division. He is vice-chairman of the AS-3 Fiber Optics and Applied Photonics Committee, co-chairman of the AS-3B Fiber Optic Supportability Subcommittee and chairman of the AS-3B2 Training Working Group. Also a member of Electronics Technicians Association (ETA) International, he serves as ETA chairman and chairs the ETA Fiber Optic and Copper Cabling Committees.

Woodward is a licensed professional engineer in the state of Virginia. He received his bachelor's in electrical engineering technology from Old Dominion University. He resides in Virginia Beach, Va.

For more information on Woodward, please contact Kim Hudson at

Gene Barr Gene Barr
Barr works part time for a fueling equipment component manufacturer and fuel system engineering firm. Previously, he spent 20 years in the U.S. Air Force as a Petroleum Management Officer, where he managed a base fuels operation and served as a staff officer at Major Air Command and Air Force Headquarters. He also worked at United Airlines as a ground systems engineering manager.

A member of SAE International, Barr serves on the ATA/API Leak Detection Committee and chairs a 5C committee, which is responsible for developing specifications and guidelines for aircraft fueling equipment and hydrant fuel systems. He is also a member of the National Petroleum Management Association.

Barr holds a bachelor's in business administration and a master's in personnel supervision and management. He resides in Williamsburg, Va.

Joseph Cammarota Joseph Cammarota
Cammarota is Technical Director at ITT Corporation in Warminster, Pa. In this position, he works on improving and modernizing weapon system interfaces. He has 30 years of experience with the U.S. Navy, where he worked on fighter aircraft at the Naval Air Development Center and served as a co-op at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard.

A member of SAE International, Cammarota participates in the AS-1 subcommittees. He is chair of the Aircraft Store Integration Subcomittee and a past chair of the Communications Protocol Working Group in support of the Miniature Munitions Store Interface. He is also a member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

Cammarota is the author or co-author of more than 50 technical publications. He has received a number of awards, including the Best Navy Paper in Life Sciences at the AF/Navy Science and Engineering Symposium; the Air Vehicle and Crew Systems Technology Department Scientific/Engineering Achievement Award from the Naval Air Warfare Center; the Research and Development Innovation Award from the Aerospace Medical Association; the Ground Station Simulation Award from the AIAA; the Aerospace Human Factors Association Stanley N. Roscoe Award; and the Laura S. Campbell Award for Excellence in Teaching from Drexel University.

Cammarota holds master's and doctorate degrees in electrical engineering from Drexel University. He resides in Philadelphia.

For more information on Cammarota, please contact

John David John David
David is Senior Engineering Fellow in Advanced Programs at Raytheon Missile Systems in Tuscon, Ariz. He also serves as the program manager for the company's Universal Armament Interface Industry Team. At Raytheon, David is responsible for leading a team of engineers from Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman and Raytheon that has been tasked by the U.S. Air Force to define and document a protocol and interfaces to allow the integration of smart weapons on combat aircraft without requiring an aircraft software update. He has 35 years of experience in this field, previously holding the position of systems engineer at Raytheon and Texas Instruments, Inc.

Through SAE International, David has worked on military standards within the AS-1 Aircraft Systems and Systems Integration Committee for 20 years. He also was chair of the MIL-STD-1760 Users Group and vice-chair of AS-1B.

David has published several technical papers. He also has received a number of awards, including the Aerospace Recognition Award from SAE, the Group Technical Staff Award from Texas Instruments, the Senior Member of the Technical Staff Award from Raytheon TI Systems, and the Honors Recognition Award and Senior Fellow Award from Raytheon Missile Systems.

David holds a dual bachelor's degree in physics and electrical engineering from Syracuse University. He resides in Tucson, Ariz.

For more on David, please contact John Nelson of Raytheon at

Douglas Gregory
Gregory is Chief Engineer in Mission Payload Systems at General Dynamics Corporation in Bloomington, Minn. He has 21 years of experience in avionics design with an emphasis in weapon management systems.

A member of SAE International, Gregory is active in many technical committees. He is past chair of the AS-1B High Bandwidth Task Group and of two industrial groups that studied advanced concepts for NATO aircraft, launcher and weapon interoperability. He also authored the Generic Aircraft Store Interface Framework and several published articles on the subject of plug-and-play weapons.

Gregory has received a number of awards, including the SAE Aerospace Recognition Award for his work in supporting the development of MIL-STD-1760C and the SAE International Aerospace Chair Award for his chairmanship of the SAE Aerospace Avionic Systems Division.

Gregory holds bachelor's and master's degrees both in electrical engineering from the University of Bath in England. He resides in Edina, Minn.

Eugene Hill Eugene Hill
Hill is the retired Chief Scientific and Technical Advisor for Environmental Icing with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). He held this position with the FAA for 10 years, serving as an international expert and consultant in the field of aircraft ice protection as it applies to certification requirements policy, and research to improve aviation safety. He also guided FAA applied research in the area of environmental icing.

Prior to joining the FAA, Hill was a member of the Boeing Commercial Airplane Company's aerodynamics staff for 37 years. His assignments included the design and certification of the Boeing 707 and many subsequent Boeing air transport models. In his last assignment at Boeing, he was responsible for the aerodynamic configuration design and performance of the Next Generation 737 model series.

Hill is a past recipient of the SAE International Franklin W. Kolk Award for his contribution to aviation safety. The University of Illinois Aerospace Engineering Department has also recognized him as a distinguished graduate. Through SAE International, he has actively participated in the G-12 committee and the AC-9C subcommittee.

Hill holds a bachelor's in aeronautical engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and a master's in business administration from Seattle University. He resides in Seattle, Wash.

Robert Hodder Robert Hodder
Hodder is a retired technical staff member with the Latrobe Specialty Steel Company in Latrobe, Pa., where he worked for 43 years. He remains active as the company's representative for SAE International and the American Society for Metals.

Hodder has participated in many SAE aerospace committees and has helped author a number of SAE standards.

Hodder holds a bachelor's in metallurgical engineering from Lehigh University. He resides in Latrobe, Pa.

Wesley Marshall Wesley Marshall
Marshall is Manager of the Laser/Optical Radiation Program at the U.S. Army Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine in Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md. He has more than 30 years of experience in the field of laser safety, teaching courses for various private and government agencies and consulting regularly with other professionals in the field.

Marshall is the author or co-author of several technical documents on lasers and laser safety. He chairs a subcommittee and serves on several other subcommittees for the Laser Institute of America, writing and updating the American National Standard for Safe Use of Lasers, Z136. He is a certified Laser Safety Officer and a member of the Laser Institute of America.

Marshall holds a bachelor's in math and a master's in physics from Eastern Illinois University. He resides in Wilmington, Del.

Patrick Oakes
Patrick Oakes is Executive Director, Application Engineering, Worldwide, for Glenair, Inc., in Glendale, Calif. In this role, he works closely with original equipment manufacturers to develop electrical interconnect systems for various commercial and military platforms. He has more than 35 years of experience working in the electrical interconnect industry.

A member of SAE International, Oakes is vice chair of the AE8-CI Committee. He is the author of several technical papers and is a past recipient of the SAE Aerospace Recognition Award. He is also a member of the American Society for Mechanical Engineers, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, the Society of Manufacturing Engineers and the Electronics Industry Alliance.

Oakes holds a bachelor's in mechanical engineering from the University of California at Los Angeles. He resides in Paso Robles, Calif.

Warren M. Underwood Warren M. Underwood
Underwood is Ground Icing Research Lead for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Airport and Aircraft Safety R&D Group at the FAA William J. Hughes Technical Center, located at the Atlantic City International Airport in New Jersey. In this role, he supervises and participates in research related to aircraft operations in ground icing conditions. Prior to joining the FAA, Underwood held various engineering positions in the Technical Operations Division at Delta Airlines.

A member of SAE International, he is a co-chair of the G-12 Holdover Time Subcommitee and a member of the G-12 Steering Committee. He is a past chair of the G-12 Aircraft Ground Deicing Committee and the Aircraft Maintenance Chemicals Committee.

Underwood is the co-author of a paper titled, "The FAA Ground Icing Research Program," which was presented at the 45th American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics' Aerospace Sciences Meeting in January 2007. He also has written articles on aircraft deicing for aviation industry magazines, including International Airport Review. He is a past recipient of the SAE Aerospace Chair Award.

Underwood holds a bachelor's degree from Emory University and a master's degree from Georgia State University. He resides in Fayetteville, Ga.

For more information on Underwood, please contact Holly Baker of the FAA at

Robert Olive Robert Olive
Olive is a retired Chief Engineer of the Engineering Laboratory at Honeywell, where he worked for 20 years. Previously, he worked at General Electric Aircraft Engines. He has 40 years of experience in the aerospace engineering industry.

A significant contributor to SAE International's aerospace standards, Olive is a 30-year member of the EG-1 technical committee. He also has participated in two EG-1 subcommittees.

Olive resides in Prescott Valley, Ariz.

For more information about SAE International's Technical Standards Board Outstanding Contribution Award, please contact