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SAE Foundation honors Bosch, GM’s Mark Reuss at Annual Celebration

Posted: May 5, 2022

Industry came together to recognize the importance of STEM education and celebrate the contributions of SAE collaborators who allow us to promote this goal at the SAE Foundation’s Annual Celebration on May 3, 2022.

As part of the celebration, the SAE Foundation recognized industry leaders for their contributions to the world of mobility, awarding the Gordon Millar Award for philanthropic support of STEM education efforts to Bosch; the DENSO Young Industry Leadership Award to Leslie Heinzen, General Motors Co., and Kanwar Bharat Singh, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company; and the Industry Leadership Award to Mark Reuss, President, General Motors Co.

“During our long partnership, GM has supported the creation of eight new AWIM challenges as well as eight professional learning courses for teachers,” Reuss said during his acceptance speech. “To me, that’s what industry leadership means, and I’ll happily accept any award that means we’ve helped young people from all walks of life get excited about engineering and about the future of the automotive industry.”

Reuss also shared is view of the future of the mobility industry, noting that “The Great Transformation” is underway and calling the changes the industry is undergoing the biggest in more than one hundred years. Because of this, he noted the importance of educating the next generation of engineers.

“A few years ago at the SAE World Congress, I offered a challenge to SAE and all its members to step up efforts to do exactly that,” Reuss said. “I basically said, the future is coming fast, and SAE and engineers everywhere had better be ready for it. I’ve been very impressed with the organization and what it has accomplished since then, and that’s a credit to SAE and to people like Dan Nicholson [SAE Foundation Trustee and GM Vice President, Global Propulsion Systems] and other leaders who have helped drive progress and build for the future.”


Check Out the Photo Gallery for Memorable Moments from the 2022 Annual Celebration


SAE Annual Celebration by SAE International