SAE International Honors U.S. Army Engineer Tim Rickmeyer with James M. Crawford Award for Outstanding Technical Committee Service

SAE International announces it is honoring Tim Rickmeyer, Aerospace Engineer with the U.S. Army, with the 2018 James M. Crawford Technical Standards Board Outstanding Achievement Award.

The award recognizes individuals for outstanding service in the technical committee activities of the Society. This includes valuable contributions to the work of SAE International technical committees, unusual leadership in the activities of an SAE International technical committee, significant contributions as a representative of the Society to the accomplishments of technical committees of other organizations or of government agencies, and outstanding contributions to SAE International technical committee work in the form of research, test methods and procedures, and/or development of standards.

The James M. Crawford Fund was established in 1953 and honors James Crawford, who was SAE International President in 1945. In 2013, the award previously known as the Technical Standards Board Outstanding Achievement Award, was renamed the James M. Crawford Technical Standards Board Outstanding Achievement Award.

Mr. Rickmeyer works as the Propulsion Condition Based Maintenance Subject Matter Expert for all U.S. Army rotorcraft drive trains and turboshaft engines. His 33 years of experience includes positions with the U.S. Navy and U.S. Army as a test and evaluation engineer, systems engineer, engine project engineer, lead airframe and engine program management engineer, and propulsion health monitoring subject matter expert. 

As a member of the SAE International E32 and HM-1 steering committees, Mr. Rickmeyer has led multiple working groups responsible for significant revisions and document consolidation.  His extensive experience in military aviation has enabled him to bring to SAE International the critical perspective of the end user. His experience has made him uniquely capable of SAE International standards contributions with an eye toward consistency between the civil and military processes. He is a member of the American Helicopter Society and the Army Aviation Association of America.

Mr. Rickmeyer earned a bachelor’s degree in Aeronautics from St. Louis University and a master’s degree in Engineering Management from the University of Missouri S&T. He is a graduate of the Defense Systems Management College for Program Managers, and is certificated as an FAA Airframe & Propulsion mechanic. 

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