AUBURN HILLS, Mich., May 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- FEV, Inc., a leading developer of advanced powertrain and vehicle technologies, announced today that it has agreed to a four-year commitment as the sponsor of the SAE Foundation's Young Industry Leadership Award. Beginning next year, the award will be known as the Stefan Pischinger Young Industry Leadership Award. Prof. Stefan Pischinger is the president and CEO of the FEV Group (FEV), headquartered in Aachen, Germany.
The award, presented annually at the SAE Foundation banquet, promotes careers in the engineering community by recognizing young men and women, ages 35 and under, who have achieved major accomplishments and who show significant potential for leadership growth. The announcement was made by FEV, Inc. president and CEO Gary Rogers.
"FEV has deep roots in engineering education," said Rogers. "In fact, FEV was founded by Prof. Franz Pischinger in 1978, as an extension of applied research and development work that he originally began at the Technical University of Aachen. Prof. Stefan Pischinger continues this philosophy through his dual position as CEO of the FEV Group and Director of the Institute for Combustion Engines at the Aachen Technical University. We are extremely proud to make this commitment toward education and the future leadership of our industry."
At this year's banquet, two individuals were honored with the SAE Young Industry Leadership Award:
- Stacy Martin, senior manufacturing engineer, General Motors; and
- Jennifer C. Wheeler, senior project engineer, AVL Powertrain Engineering, Inc.
About the SAE Foundation
The SAE Foundation is the charitable arm of SAE International that strives to encourage and increase student participation and achievement in science, technology, engineering and math through many programs, including A World In Motion® and the Collegiate Design Series. SAE International is a global association of more than 128,000 engineers and related technical experts in the aerospace, automotive and commercial-vehicle industries. SAE International's core competencies are life-long learning and voluntary consensus standards development.
The FEV Group is an internationally recognized powertrain and vehicle engineering company that supplies the global transportation industry. FEV offers a complete range of engineering services, providing support across the globe to customers in the design, analysis, prototyping, powertrain and transmission development, as well as vehicle integration, calibration and homologation for advanced internal combustion gasoline-, diesel-, and alternative-fueled powertrains. FEV also designs, develops and prototypes advanced vehicle / powertrain electronic control systems and hybrid-electric engine concepts that address future emission and fuel economy standards. The FEV Test Systems division is a global supplier of advanced test cell, instrumentation and test equipment. The FEV Group employs a staff of 2000 highly skilled specialists at advanced technical centers on three continents. FEV, Inc. employs approximately 350 personnel at FEV's North American Technical Center in Auburn Hills, MI.
SOURCE FEV, Inc.