About SAE International

We are the leader in connecting and educating engineers while promoting, developing and advancing aerospace, commercial vehicle and automotive engineering.

SAE International is governed by a Board of Directors headed by the President who also serves as the Chair of the Board. The Board supports the Society's mission of serving a global network of mobility engineers by providing industry standards and life-long learning, networking and career-development opportunities.

The Board is responsible for redefining SAE's strategic direction, providing leadership that links SAE's members to the operating organization, and ensuring organizational performance on a macro level. The Board's approach to governing SAE is based upon vision, empowerment and total quality principles. Its concise Governance Policy Manual captures SAE's overall direction and describes the roles of SAE's Board committees.

SAE Board of Directors

Mircea Gradu, Ph.D.

2018 President
Velodyne LiDAR Inc.

Douglas Patton

2017 President
DENSO International America Inc.

Paul Mascarenas

2019 President-Elect
Fontinalis Partners LLC

Pierre Alégre Jr.

2018-2019 Treasurer

Pascal Joly

2018-2020 Vice President, Aerospace; 2021 Director

Carla Bailo

2016-2018 Vice President, Automotive
Center for Automotive Research

Landon Sproull

2017-2019 Vice President, Commercial Vehicle; 2020 Director

Dr. Haoran Hu

2016-2018 Director
Weichai Power Co., Ltd.

Donald R. Nilson

2017-2020 Director
Lockheed Martin Co.

Eric M. Tech

2016-2018 Director

Jeff Varick

2018-2021 Director
Brandmotion LLC

Todd Zarfos

2015-2018 Director
Boeing Commercial Airplanes

David L. Schutt, Ph.D.

Chief Executive Officer
SAE International

Gregory L. Bradley, Esq.

Chief Legal Officer, General Counsel and Secretary
SAE International