Bendix engineer wins SAE technical award

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ELYRIA, Ohio — Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems engineer, Jim Szudy, has received a prestigious award from the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Technical Standards Board.

Szudy was presented with a 2004 Outstanding Contribution Award for his technical expertise and exceptional service. He is the engineering manager of vehicle systems for Bendix. Award winners are recognized for their exceptional contributions to SAE’s technical committees.

“Receipt of this award is a testament to Jim’s continuous commitment to the industry. He possesses a wealth of knowledge and holds a leadership role in developing standards related to air brake systems and brake components,” says Jim McClelland, vice-president of original equipment sales for Bendix.

At Bendix, Szudy is responsible for technical support in the design and development of medium- and heavy-duty vehicle pneumatic and hydraulic braking systems and components including ABS and advanced vehicle stability technologies. He also contributes technical support for electronic driving aids and vision enhancement systems. Szudy has worked at Bendix for 20 years and has secured four braking-related patents.

The presentation of the award took place Oct. 27 at the SAE 2004 Commercial Vehicle Engineering Congress and Exhibition banquet in Rosemont, Ill.

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