Created in 1986, the SAE Medal of Honor annually recognizes an individual who has demonstrated unwavering loyalty to SAE International’s mission of advancing mobility solutions for the benefit of humanity.
Those who have made significant and sustaining contributions throughout the course of their career to SAE which have contributed to SAE’s global success.
Contributed to the SAE Community at Large through involvement as a member volunteer.
Served as an industry partner and ambassador for SAE’s vision, mission, and values.
Implemented, collaborated on, or developed mobility solutions on behalf of SAE for a better tomorrow.
Created societal impact through their work on behalf of SAE.
Two letters of recommendation are required.
Living, voting member of SAE International, who has not previously received the Award.
Unique, significant contributions.
• SAE International Board Members are ineligible during the time of elected office.
• Contributions occurring during the time the individual was employed by SAE as a staff member or consultant.
The award includes a framed medal presented at the SAE Awards Ceremony during the WCX™ World Congress Experience or other appropriate SAE event.
|2023||Robert Wagner||Oak Ridge National Laboratory|
|2022||Alan Nye, Ph.D.||Rochester Institute of Technology|
|2021||Dr. Pranab Saha||Kolano and Saha Engineers, Inc.|
|2020||Richard (Ric) Kleine, Retired||Cummins Inc.|
|2019||Dr. Mohamed El-Sayed, P.E||Eastern Michigan University|
|2018||Gregory Saunders||US Department of Defense|
|2017||Jwo Pan, Professor||University of Michigan|
|2016||Bharat Vedak||John Deere|
|2015||Dr. Ramesh Agarwal||Washington University|
|2014||Terence J. Rhoades||Mechanical Simulation Corporation|
|2013||Arnold W. Siegel||Accident Reconstruction Associates, Inc.|
|2012||Duane Tiede||ATI, Inc.|
|2011||David R. Lancaster||General Motors|
|2010||Joseph M. Colucci||Automotive Fuels Consulting, Inc.|
|2009||Daniel M. Hancock||General Motors|
|2008||Bernard Challen||Shoreham Services Engineering Consultancy|
|2007||Karl Goering (retired)||Bosch Corporation|
|2006||Robert E. Spitzer|
|2005||Donald W. Ableson|
|2004||Edsel R. Glasgow|
|2003||Duane F. Miller|
|2002||Bruce R. Aubin|
|2001||Neil A. Schilke|
|2000||Robert J. Eaton|
|1998||John Boyd Heyler|
|1997||Philip J. Mazziotti|
|1996||Warren M. Wiese|
|1995||Lloyd E. Reuss|
|1994||Gary W. Dickinson|
|1993||Dr. William G. Agnew|
|1992||Charles C. Colyer|
|1991||Rodger F. Ringham|
|1990||William T. Birge|
|1989||Dr. William Shapton|
|1988||Robert G. Brown|
|1987||Dr. Phillip S. Myers|
Nominations reopen September 2024