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Case New Holland�s Martenas Honored with SAE International�s Engineering Executive Award

WARRENDALE, Pa., Feb. 26, 2009 - Wayne B. Martenas, Project Leader of Tier 4 Global Product Development for Agricultural and Construction Machinery at Case New Holland (CNH) in Burr Ridge, Ill., is the recipient of SAE International's Sid Olsen Engineering Executive of the Year Award.

Martenas was presented the award during the 2008 SAE Commercial Vehicle Engineering Congress & Exhibition Awards Luncheon in Rosemont, Ill.

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

As Project Leader of Tier 4 Global Product Development for Agricultural and Construction Machinery, Martenas is responsible for coordinating all Tier 4 activities internal to CNH product development and for interfacing with other CNH functions and other Tier 4 system suppliers.

Previously, Martenas, who has been with CNH for more than 34 years, served as Vice President for System and Component Development through Competence Centers within the Agricultural Product Development team, where his work focused on drivelines, engine installation, cabs and operator platforms, electrical and electronic, hydraulic, design analysis, precision farming/auto guidance and innovation. He also was responsible for product development activities in India, China and Latin America.

In addition to being a member of SAE International, Martenas is a member of the Boy Scouts of America’s Order of the Arrow, ASABE and Alpha Gamma Rho. He also has received 16 U.S. patents and published an SAE technical paper.

Martenas graduated from Penn State University in 1974 with a bachelor's in agricultural engineering. He resides in Naperville, Ill.

For more information on Martenas or to set up an interview, please contact Gualberto Ranieri, gualberto.ranieri@cnh.com.

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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