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
"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.