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New Aerospace Vice President Slated for SAE International

WARRENDALE, Pa., Oct. 28, 2008 - Charla K. Wise, Corporate Vice President of Lockheed Martin, is the 2009 nominee for Aerospace Vice President of SAE International. 

This elected position entails serving a three-year term on the SAE Board of Directors starting in January 2009.  Wise would succeed Ronald E. York, former Chief Operating Officer of Rolls-Royce North American Tech.

As SAE International’s Aerospace Vice President, Wise will be responsible for providing leadership and continuity for the SAE aerospace initiative and for integrating the needs of the aerospace industry in the Society’s standards, events and educational programs.  SAE also elects vice presidents for its automotive and commercial-vehicle sectors.

Wise has served in the capacity of Vice President at Lockheed Martin for more than 10 years.  Her positions have included: Corporate Vice President, Technology, Environment, Safety and Health; Vice President, Engineering, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics; Vice President and Program Director, F-22 Program, Fort Worth; Vice President and Deputy, Company Operations, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics; Program Director, F-16 United States Air Force Programs. 

Wise is a Fellow of SAE International.  She is an Adjunct Professor for the University of Michigan , College of Engineering , Aero Department.  She is immediate past chair of the Technical Operations Council of the Aerospace Industries Association.  She holds a degree in aeronautical and aerospace engineering from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor.

SAE International is a global association of 115,000 engineers and related technical experts in the automotive, aerospace and commercial-vehicle industries. SAE International’s core competencies are life-long learning and standards development. SAE International’s charitable arm is the SAE Foundation, which supports many programs, including A World in Motion® and the Collegiate Design Series.

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