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Industry Executives Provide "Future Look" in Magazine Articles

SAE's magazines - Automotive Engineering International (AEI), Aerospace Engineering, and Off-Highway Engineering - are celebrating the Society's 100th anniversary with a series of articles not on the past, but on the future.

The "SAE 100 Future Look" series features the industry's top global executives sharing their views on the automotive technologies of the future. The magazines' centennial celebration will culminate in October with the special "SAE International Centennial Issue" which will highlight the rich history of the mobility industry - and look ahead to the future.

"We are again in a time of transformation," wrote SAE 2005 President Nominee J.E. "Ted" Robertson, Vice Chairman of Product Development for ASC Inc., in an article published in the November issues of AEI and Aerospace Engineering. "With industrial growth and expansion across the globe, SAE can provide the leadership and institutional memory to new members and their companies."

Beginning with the October 2004 issue, Automotive Engineering International has featured articles from industry executives such as Dieter Zetsche, President and CEO, Chrysler Group; Jim Queen, Vice President, GM North America Engineering; and Gerhard Schmidt, Vice President, Research and Advanced Engineering, Ford Motor Co.

A commercial vehicle focus in the November issue of AEI included contributions from Paul Vikner, President and CEO of Mack Trucks, Inc.; Daniel C. Ustian, Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer, Navistar International Corp.; and Tom Plimpton, President of PACCAR Inc.

"Future Look" subjects to be covered by other industry executives in Automotive Engineering International include (subjects and dates are tentative) Powertrain (January issue), Interiors (February), Electronics (March), Chassis (April), Testing (May), Materials (June), Body Engineering (July), Performance and Aftermarket Engineering (August) and Manufacturing (September).

Greg Watkin, Vice President, Marketing at Epic Data contributed an article on the future of information flow to the November 2004 issue of Aerospace Engineering. The magazine will feature articles looking at the future of propulsion engineering in the January/February issue. Subsequent topics will include Avionics (March), Space Travel (May), Commercial Aircraft (July), and Aerospace Materials (September)

"Future Look" articles will also continue to be featured in Off-Highway Engineering. To date, articles have been contributed by executives such as Manfred Grundke, President of Bosch Rexroth AG; Kells Hall, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Sauer-Danfoss, Americas; Craig Arnold, Senior Vice President & Group Executive, Eaton Fluid Power Group; and Drew Smedley, Director of Global Marketing, MTS Systems, Sensors Division.

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