SAE International Medal of Honor

Purpose:

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.

Criteria:

  • 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. 

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Living, voting member of SAE International, who has not previously received the Award.

  • Unique, significant contributions.

Non-Eligible Categories:

•    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.
 

Recognition:

The award includes a framed medal presented at the SAE Awards Ceremony during the WCX™ World Congress Experience or other appropriate SAE event.

Past Recipients:

YEAR

RECIPIENT

COMPANY

2024

Mehdi Ahmadian

Virgina Tech

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

 

1999

Greg Henderson

 

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 August 12 - September 30

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