2012 SAE International Board Officer and Director Nominees Announced

SAE International's Executive Nominating Committee announced today its nominees for president, treasurer, assistant treasurer and five director positions on its Board of Directors. A formal vote on all nominees will be held in November, with those elected to begin their terms in January 2012.

Former Chrysler executive Frank Klegon, now president of FOKUS Associates LLC (a product/technology assessment and development consulting company) is the candidate for 2012 SAE International President.

Klegon has held several key leadership positions with Chrysler and DaimlerChrysler. These included Executive Vice President –Product Development and Design, Vice President –Core Components & Process, Vice President –Truck Platform Team, and Director–Vehicle Development –Large Car Platform. Earlier in his career, Klegon worked for American Motors, where he served as Senior Manager/Product Engineer.

Klegon holds a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from Wayne State University and an MBA from Michigan State University. Also, he attended Harvard Business School, concentrating in Managing Global Opportunities. Klegon has been a member of SAE International for 25 years. He worked with Formula SAE from 2004-2008, served on the 2005 Commercial Vehicle Congress Executive Planning Council, and served as General Chairman of the SAE 2008 World Congress.

Officer nominees include:
• 2012 SAE International President – Frank Klegon, President, FOKUS Associates LLC
• 2012-2013 Treasurer – Ronald Rath, Managing Director, Marx Consulting
• 2012-2013 Assistant Treasurer – Robert Ireland, United - Retired

Director nominees include:
• Dr. David Gorsich - Chief Scientist, U.S. Army RDECOM-TARDEC
• Dr. Richard Greaves – Executive Vice President Technology and Engineering, Meggitt PLC
• Yoshio Kawakami – President, Volvo Construction Equipment Latin America (Brazil)
• Charon Morgan – Executive Technical Assistant and Global Business Manager, General Motors Company
• Dr. Srinivasa Srinath – Product Manager, Caterpillar
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