Chief Legal Officer, General Counsel and Secretary
Vice President, Programs
Vice President, Sales and Service
David Kurywchak is SAE International’s Vice President of Sales and Service. In this role, David is responsible for leading the global sales teams for SAE International’s information products and professional development offerings, as well as a dedicated team of Customer Service Specialists who support all of SAE International’s customer needs. David’s focus is on the total customer experience whether it is an individual purchasing just one SAE standard, or a corporation or university engaging with multiple SAE products and services. His experience in organizational design has enabled him to create the appropriate sales and service organizations to achieve organic growth and market penetration. His focus has always been on the consultative sales process centered around customer needs which he considers critical to achieve SAE’s growth objectives and expanding our mission. David has over 25 years of sales and management experience, most recently with Elsevier servicing private and public education institutions in the US and Canada. Over his 13-year career with Elsevier he served in a variety of roles in sales, business development, and sales management. David holds a B.A in English from the University of Pittsburgh and an M.B.A from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University.
Chief Growth Officer
Chief Human Resources Officer
Chief Executive Officer
David Schutt, Ph.D., is the CEO and oversees the global management and operations of the +$150M SAE Group, consisting of SAE International (SAEI), The Performance Review Institute (PRI), the Industry Technologies Consortia (ITC) and several subsidiaries and joint ventures. SAE International is not-for-profit educational and scientific organization dedicated to advancing mobility technology and design engineering to better serve humanity. Its more than 128,000 members, including engineers, business executives, educators, and students from more than 100 countries, develop technical standards, publish authoritative literature, and share information and exchange ideas for advancing the engineering of mobility systems. SAE is the world's resource for designing, building, maintaining and operating self-propelled vehicles for use on land or sea, in air or space. The Performance Review Institute is a trade association that advances the interests of industry through development of performance standards and administration of quality assurance, accreditation, and certification programs; as well as related activities for the benefit of industry, government and the public. It provides a full range of programs and services designed to improve manufacturing process and product quality by adding value, reducing total cost and promoting collaboration between global stakeholders in the mobility and other interested industries. The SAE Industry Technologies Consortia (ITC) is a trade association with a mission to build industry infrastructure tailored to the respective technology, market and industry member groups while satisfying time horizons and providing the responsible resources to enable achievement of industry objectives. Within the SAE ITC, the Defense Automotive Technologies Consortium (DATC), administers as an Other Transaction Authority (OTA), a US Government mechanism to engage non-traditional defense contracts to quickly and efficiently integrate innovative automotive technologies into military ground vehicles, ultimately resulting in speed of adoption of commercial technologies and improved defense capabilities. Dr. Schutt serves on a variety of not-for-profit and for-profits boards, national commissions and local business organizations. Prior to joining SAE International in 2007, Dr. Schutt worked at the American Chemical Society (ACS) in several executive management positions. Dr. Schutt holds a doctorate in physical chemistry from Princeton University and a bachelor's degree from Calvin College. He also earned an M.B.A. from Johns Hopkins University.
Chief Financial Officer
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Raman Venkatesh, Ph.D., is the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of SAE International (SAEI). Dr. Venkatesh is responsible for strategy and global operations of SAEI generating close to $100 million in revenues as well as providing leadership to SAEI’s international staff of 350 professionals dedicated to advancing global mobility and design engineering. In addition, he oversees major business development and strategic alliances, including M&A and joint ventures. Dr. Venkatesh also serves on the boards of SAEI’s subsidiary companies. Prior to joining SAEI, Dr. Venkatesh was the CEO of a strategic business unit in Eureka Forbes Ltd., a consumer products company with operations across Asia and Europe. Previously, he was the Director of New Business Development for the American Chemical Society, a $550 million+ organization based in Washington, DC, serving a broad scientific enterprise. He earlier served on the boards of four companies, including as chairman of a technology joint venture in India. His career spans business management and technology leadership roles in various industries and geographies. Dr. Venkatesh is the recipient of the prestigious American Hero award for an innovative technology implemented across the USA. He earned a B.E. (Hons.) in chemical engineering from BITS, Pilani (India) followed by M.S. and Ph.D. in chemical engineering from University of Pittsburgh, where he won the Outstanding Graduate Student award. He also earned an Executive MBA degree from the Katz School of Business at University of Pittsburgh, where he was honored with Dean’s special recognition for his achievements. He has advanced management diplomas on M&A and Strategic Alliances from Harvard Business School and the Wharton School (University of Pennsylvania). Dr. Venkatesh has been named in over 10 patents and has authored more than 30 articles and citations in peer-reviewed journals, international conferences, and reputed magazines. He is listed in the ‘Who’s Who in Science & Engineering’ and is a member of Beta Gamma Sigma and Sigma Xi international honor societies. He has given several invited lectures at leading universities and non-profit organizations around the world.
Chief Information Officer