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June 22, 2017
SAE International has chosen Amy Moore-McKee, Director of the Mining Design Center, as winner of the 2017 Sid Olsen Engineering Executive of the Year Award.
Amy will receive the award at the SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) 2017 Commercial Vehicle Engineering Congress on September 20 in Rosemont, Ill.
The Sid Olsen Award recognizes an outstanding engineering executive in the off-highway industry. Sid A. Olsen was an SAE International Fellow and industry leader who actively supported and participated in leading industry activities.
Amy was nominated by her colleagues for her deep technical expertise, innovative thinking and integrity, as well as her role in advancing the engineering field and developing the next generation of leaders. Several of her current and former mentees in Material Handling & Underground and Earthmoving contributed to the nomination by sharing testimonials about her guidance throughout their careers.
Amy has been with Caterpillar for 29 years, and in her current role leads more than 200 design engineers in the development of Caterpillar’s wide range of mining products.
Her previous Caterpillar roles include World-wide Product Manager for Large Track-Type Tractors, and Technical Manager for the Large Tractor Engineering team. She also led the revolutionary D7E electric drive tractor from early concept to production readiness; and worked as Commercial Manager for Cat Electronics.
Prior to joining Caterpillar, she worked for Verizon and Motorola for six years.
Fun Facts: SAE International
128,000: The number of global members of SAE International, which spans the aerospace, automotive and commercial-vehicle industries.
1905: The year the Society of Automotive Engineers was born. Andrew Riker served as president, and an up-and-coming engineering talent named Henry Ford served as the society's first vice president.
For more information: http://awards.sae.org/olsen/