DETROIT-The SAE Foundation will honor 10 young engineers during its annual banquet with the Young Manufacturing Leadership Award. The banquet will be held May 20, 2010, at The Ritz-Carlton in Dearborn, MI.

The Young Manufacturing Leadership Award was created to promote careers in manufacturing by recognizing young men and women, ages 35 and under, who have significant accomplishments as manufacturing leaders and who show potential for significant leadership growth in the industry.

Because no banquet was held in 2009, recipients from both 2009 and 2010 will be honored. The recipients include:

  • Lucas Frank, Program Management Specialist, Chrysler 300, Chrysler LLC
  • Matt Gaw, Worldwide Hose Assembly Manager, Caterpillar Inc.
  • Bruno Monsarrat, Research Officer and Project Manager, Aerospace Manufacturing Technology Centre, Institute for Aerospace Research, National Research Council Canada of Montreal
  • Mohammed A. Omar, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Automotive Engineering Program Graduate Coordinator, International Center for Automotive Research CU-ICAR, Clemson University
  • Laura Seidel, Dimensional Quality Lead, Volt Battery Launch Team, Wilmington, DE, Assembly Plant, General Motors Corp.

  • Boris Gavric, Director, International Customer Business Unit, Henniges Automotive
  • Fil Grado, Advance Vehicle Engineering Supervisor, Chrysler LLC
  • Jacinda Gray, Senior Manufacturing Engineer, General Motors Co.
  • Rick Masters, Paint Production Business Manager, Lordstown, Ohio, Assembly Plant, General Motors Co.
  • Chengyin Yuan, VP, Beijing Pride Power Systems Technology Ltd., Beijing, China

    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.