James E. McNamara honored with SAE 2005 Henry Souther Standards Award

James E. McNamaraWarrendale, PA (August 5, 2005) - James E. McNamara, a consulting engineer with Navmar Applied Science Corporation, has received the SAE 2005 Henry Souther Standards Award. McNamara was presented with his award on April 12, 2005 at the AC-9 Committee Meeting, held during the SAE 2005 World Congress in Detroit, Michigan.

This award, established in 2001, acknowledges accomplishments in standards development in the disciplines of environment, safety, materials, testing and emissions. It is believed by the Council and those in charge of the Society's work that standardization must start as soon as possible.
McNamara has been a member of SAE for 14 years and involved with SAE committees for over 30 years. Since 1974, he has served on the SAE Standards Committee AC-9 Aircraft Environmental Systems, including a four-year tenure as vice-chair and chair. He has served on the AC-9C Aircraft Icing Technology Subcommittee since its inception in 1984, and has chaired the AC-9B Aerospace Thermodynamics Manual since 1993. McNamara has served on the SAE Environmental Systems Committee since 1976, which co-sponsors the International Conference on Environmental Systems (ICES). He served as SAE program chair of that event for fifteen years and was general chair in 1995. Mr. McNamara worked for the U. S. Navy for 30 years where he played a key role in the development of military standards in the Environmental Control System area.

McNamara has authored five technical papers on aircraft ECS. He received a bachelor's degree in 1969 and a master's degree in 1971, both in mechanical engineering from Drexel University.