Ableson Award for Visionary Leadership

This award is the highest recognition that the SAE Foundation Trustees bestow upon an individual who has exhibited exemplary leadership that benefited SAE International, the SAE Foundation, and/or SAE Foundation Canada.

  • Recipient must have more than 20 years of service to the mobility community, representing industry, academia, or government and must have made notable contributions serving in a leadership capacity.
  • Recipient must have served as a SAE Foundation Trustee or on the SAE Foundation Canada Board of Directors for more than three years or be a leader who has made significant contributions toward improving math, science, engineering, or technology education.
  • Recipient must have led at least one initiative that resulted in noteworthy advancements of the SAE Foundation's mission.

The SAE Foundation encourages and increases student participation and achievement in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). It funds awards and scholarships as well as full continuum of K-16 STEM educational programs, including A World In Motion® and the Collegiate Design Series™.

Established in 2003, this award honors Donald W. Ableson, 1999 SAE President, who played a key role in establishing and building the SAE Foundation and the SAE Foundation Canada. He has made notable contributions to the advancement of the automotive industry and has given selflessly of his time and energy to SAE, the SAE Foundation, and the SAE Foundation Canada.

Award consists of a crystal memento presented at the SAE Foundation's Annual Celebration event.

Year

Name

Employer

2016

Cuneyt L. Oge

PRTM

2015

Mark A. Johnson

General Motors LLC

2014

Joseph B. Anderson Jr.

TAG Holdings LLC

2013

Neil A. Schilke

 

2012

Joseph M. Colucci

 

2011

Rodica Baranescu, Ph.D.

University of Illinois at Chicago

2010

Daniel M. Hancock

DMH Strategic Consulting LLC

2008

Arnold W. Siegel

Accident Reconstruction

2007

Neil DeKoker

Original Equipment Suppliers Association

2006

William T. Birge PE

 

2005

Frederick R. Nader

AutoTech Technology Development Inc.

2004

William G. Agnew, Ph.D.

 

 

Raymond A. Morris

SAE International

 

Nomination Deadline: March 1

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