SAE International Celebrates 2022’s Top Contributors and Volunteers

SAE International Recognizes the Most Engaging Individuals Supporting its Mission

WARRENDALE, Pa. (Nov. 8, 2022) SAE International announces its fourth annual Contributor of the Year Class, recognizing individuals for their valuable insight and role in advancing the future of the mobility industry through their dedication to the success of SAE.  The Contributor of the Year Celebration took place November 6-8, 2022, at the Postcard Inn in the Florida Keys. At the celebration event, more than 30 individuals were recognized for their commitment and contributions to SAE and the entire mobility industry.

The top SAE Contributor of the Year was announced on Nov. 7 and SAE is excited to announce that our Top Contributor for 2022 is Kunjan Vyas from the Detroit Public School Community District (DPSCD).

Mrs. Vyas is a self-sustaining A World In Motion (AWIM) Champion for DPSCD students and teachers. For more than 17 years, she has brought AWIM to life for K-8 students in the City of Detroit, helping shape the path of many future engineers and STEM professionals. Students remember the activities she leads and feel lucky to work with her over multiple years, often completing numerous AWIM challenges. She has brought student groups to SAE International events, including WCX and the Annual Celebration. As one of SAE’s strongest supporters, advocates, and volunteers, she remains eager to ensure AWIM is possible. What separates Mrs. Vyas is her unwavering devotion to bringing high-quality STEM to the students.

“We are honored to recognize our most engaged volunteers and contributors for the Contributor of the Year Class as they are representative of the nearly 60,000 engaged volunteers who dedicate their time, knowledge, and passion for the betterment of the mobility community and the success of our organization,” said Chris Ciuca, vice president of professional engagement at SAE International. “The contributions of this class have allowed SAE to develop world-class content, publish leading technical standards, inspire the minds of future engineers, and serve the needs of students and members worldwide.”

We are proud to announce the SAE 2022 Contributor of the Year Class:
  • David Antanaitis
  • Sue Bai
  • Christopher Bartholomew
  • James Bielenda
  • Alba Colon
  • Ray Corbin
  • David Craig
  • Gabriele Di Blasio
  • Donald Floyd
  • Lisa Fodale
  • Dr. David Harrington
  • Leonard Kata
  • Drew Kresmery
  • Bill Mazzara
  • Matthew Meyer
  • Dr. Daniel Mikat
  • Donna Mosher
  • Jody Muelaner PhD
  • Mark Roboff
  • Craig Rodine
  • Corina Sandu
  • Bill Shelmon
  • Kevin Slattery DSc
  • Daniel Carey Smith
  • Lisa Stacey
  • Kevin Stofflet
  • Dr. Andrea Strzelec
  • Dmitry Tananko
  • James Tarchinski
  • Kunjan Vyas
  • Steve Woodard

The members of the SAE’s Contributor of the Year Class are nominated by SAE International staff based on their volunteer and engagement contributions across SAE’s organizations.

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About SAE International
SAE International is a global organization committed to advancing mobility knowledge and solutions for the benefit of humanity. By engaging nearly 200,000 engineers, technical experts and volunteers, we connect and educate mobility professionals to enable safe, clean, and accessible mobility solutions. We act on two priorities: encouraging a lifetime of learning for mobility engineering professionals and setting the standards for industry engineering. We strive for a better world through the work of our philanthropic SAE Foundation, including award-winning programs like A World In Motion® and the Collegiate Design Series™. More at


Jeff Laskowski
SAE International
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