Cat Engineers Named “Inventors of the Year”

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MOSSVILLE, Ill. – Two Caterpillar Inc. engineers were recently honoured with the Intellectual Property Owners Association’s “Inventor of the Year” award for their role in the development of the company’s breakthrough ACERT technology for emissions reduction.

Jim Weber, applied technology development manager, and Scott Leman, engineering manager, developed the air management system that is one of four integral systems of ACERT.

These four systems, which include advanced fuel injection technology, engine electronics and effective aftertreatment, work together to lower emissions to meet stringent EPA standards while still delivering the performance and fuel efficiency engine customers need to be profitable in today’s market.

“We’re extremely proud that two of our team members were recognized by this organization as America’s most outstanding recent inventors,” said Tana Utley, director of engineering, Caterpillar On-Highway Engine Division.

“Their part in the development of ACERT technology will have a positive impact on the environment and the trucking industry for years to come.”

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