SAE Medal of Honor

Established in 1986, this award recognizes and honors a living SAE member for unique and significant contributions to SAE which strengthen or add to SAE's ability to further its purpose. The significance of such contribution(s) shall have been tested over time and shall be regarded as a major factor in SAE's success. SAE Past Presidents are eligible for this award, but the contribution(s) for which they may be nominated must have been initiated and proven as major factors to SAE's success after their term of office has been completed; any initiated prior to, or during their Presidential term, are not acceptable as the basis for nomination.

Unlike other SAE awards that honor technical achievements or outstanding accomplishments in the various fields of mobility engineering, this award recognizes an individual's contributions to the overall SAE organization.

The award consists of a bronze medal and is presented at the WCX World Congress Experience.

2021 SAE Medal of Honor Recipient

Dr. Pranab Saha
Secretary/Treasurer and Principal Consultant
Kolano and Saha Engineers, Inc.

Dr. Pranab Saha’s exemplary commitment and unwavering dedication to SAE International has spanned more than three decades across a broad spectrum of functions within the Society which have measurably strengthened our mission and success. Since 1987, Dr. Saha has served on and led numerous committees, developed groundbreaking SAE standards including those which have established SAE as the sole authority in acoustics standards, helped foster cohesiveness with SAEIndia, and mentored numerous young professionals in our industry. We are grateful for his entrepreneurial spirit, passion, and unrelenting and tireless dedication to SAE International. Dr. Saha has been presented with numerous awards by organizations such as the Michigan Society of Professional Engineers and the Engineering Society of Detroit.

He is a Board Certified Member and Director of Institute of Noise Control Engineering.  He has been named an SAE Fellow, an SAE Master Instructor and previously recipient of the Forest R. McFarland Award.

Because of Dr. Saha’s steadfast support of SAE and the lasting influence of his leadership and contributions, SAE is a stronger organization today and will continue as such in the future.

SAE Medal of Honor Recipients

Year

Recipient

2021

Dr. Pranab Saha, Secretary/Treasurer and Principal Consultant, Kolano and Saha Engineers, Inc.

2020

2020 Richard (Ric) Kleine, Retired: VP Quality and Business Enterprise, Cummins Inc.

2019

Dr. Mohamed El-Sayed, P.E, Director, School of Engineering Technology, Eastern Michigan University

2018

Gregory Saunders, Director, Defense Standardization Program Office, US Department of Defense

2017

Jwo Pan, Professor, University of Michigan

2016

Bharat Vedak, John Deere

2015

Dr. Ramesh Agarwal, William Palm Professor & Director, Aerospace Research and Education Center, Washington University

2014

Terence J. Rhoades, President, Mechanical Simulation Corporation

2013

Arnold W. Siegel, President, Accident Reconstruction Associates, Inc.

2012

Duane Tiede. CEO of ATI, Inc.

2011

David R. Lancaster, Technical Fellow in Engine Development, General Motors

2010

Joseph M. Colucci, President, Automotive Fuels Consulting, Inc.

2009

Daniel M. Hancock, Vice President, General Motors

2008

Bernard Challen, CEO, Shoreham Services Engineering Consultancy

2007

Karl Goering, retired Vice President, 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

 

Nomination Deadline: Nov. 1

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