More than 25 Companies Honored with Supplier Innovation Awards at SAE Foundation Banquet

Troy, MI (May 12, 2004) - The SAE Foundation Banquet hosted more than 700 attendees who gathered at Ford Field to recognize more than 25 suppliers with Supplier Innovation Awards. In addition, the 2004 Manufacturing Leadership Award was presented to J.T. Battenberg, III, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of Delphi Corporation, and a Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Joseph B. Anderson, Jr. Chairman and CEO of TAG Holdings, LLC. The SAE Foundation Banquet benefits SAE educational programs for students in elementary, middle and high school as well as college and beyond.

The following companies were recognized for their innovative achievements across multiple categories within the mobility industry. Awardees were judged on criteria specific to each category as well as their focus on quality, ability to move our industry in a new direction, and provide opportunities for new discoveries.

Charter Mentor Recognition
Robert Bosch Corporation
DENSO International America, Inc.
Siemens VDO Automotive

Communications and Entertainment
XM Satelllite Radio

Information and Data
CSM, Inc.
JD Power & Associates

Innovative Powertrain
AVL North America, Inc.
FEV Engine Technology, Inc.
Ricardo Inc.

Enabling electronics
Motorola, Inc.

Specialty Vehicle
ASC Incorporated
Roush Industries, Inc.

Material Suppliers - innovative material supplier award
Dow Automotive
DuPont Automotive
GE Advanced Materials

Financial Turnarounds
American Axle & Manufacturing, Inc.
Penske Corporation

Supplier Entrepreneurial Award
Detroit Chassis LLC
Gentex Corporation
Magna International of America, Inc.

Safety Systems Leadership Award
TRW Automotive

Major Interior System Integrators
Johnson Controls, Inc.
Lear Corporation

Supplier Century Award
Robert Bosch Corporation
Dana Corporation
Michelin North America, Inc.

Technology Award
Delphi Corporation

The SAE Foundation
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