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New SAE International Award to Recognize Powertrain Innovation

WARRENDALE, Pa., Feb. 19, 2009 - A new award from SAE International aims to recognize innovation in powertrain design and development.  The first recipient of the award will be announced at the SAE 2009 World Congress in Detroit, April 20-23.

The SAE Franz F. Pischinger Powertrain Innovation Award was established and funded by FEV through the SAE Foundation.  The award honors Pischinger, FEV Chairman of the Board, who has devoted his 50-year career to furthering powertrain technology and the education of young engineers. 

The award will annually honor an engineer who has demonstrated outstanding innovation in the field of powertrain engineering.  Nominations are encouraged from all transportation sectors, including automotive, aerospace and commercial vehicle. 

For more information on this award, please visit http://www.sae.org/news/awards/list/pischinger/. 

SAE International is a global association of more than 121,000 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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