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SAE International Names Director Nominees for 2009 Board of Directors

WARRENDALE, Pa., July 14, 2008 - SAE International’s Executive Nominating Committee has named six mobility engineering professionals as Director Nominees for SAE’s 2009 Board of Directors.

The Director Nominees are:

  • Hal M. Heule, Senior Vice President-Technical Operations, Airways;
  • Laura E. Hitchcock, Senior Standards Specialist, External Standards Management, Strategy & Policy, The Boeing Company;
  • Andris (Andy) Lacis, Vice President, BTG Systems Inc.;
  • Ronald Matthews, Professor, Mechanical Engineering, University of Texas-Austin;
  • Mark Pope, Service & Parts Operation Senior Project Engineer, General Motors;
  • Gregory E. Saunders, Director, Defense Standardization Program Office, Department of Defense.


A formal vote on all nominees will be held in November. If elected, the nominees will begin their terms on the SAE International Board of Directors in January 2009.

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