September 2009 Chairman’s Note

Dear Members and Section Friends,

I am privileged to greet you as chairman for the first time. Get ready for another exciting year of Section events! The kickoff event is the Section meeting at Harken where we will explore the marine aspects of the mobility industry. Special thanks to Bernard Krauska for his efforts in coordinating this fantastic program.

Dear Members and Section Friends,

I am privileged to greet you as chairman for the first time. Get ready for another exciting year of Section events! The kickoff event is the Section meeting at Harken where we will explore the marine aspects of the mobility industry. Special thanks to Bernard Krauska for his efforts in coordinating this fantastic program.

Company Rep. Program
The Company Rep. program is taking off again. Led by Wayne Richter and Tony Grant, this program ties local engine/automotive companies to the Milwaukee Section by having a dedicated SAE representative within their building. The program will help raise employee awareness of SAE events within each company. Contact Wayne or Tony to find out how you can become a company rep.

Website Revitalization
You may have noticed that the SAE Milwaukee website (www.saemilwaukee.org) has not been accessible. A new website is under construction with operating and maintenance graciously provided by Ken Cook Co. Stay tuned for more information regarding the new web address and services available. We appreciate your patience while our website is revitalized.

October Program – Rapid Product Development Exposition and Student Night
Join us in October to discover current rapid product development techniques by local vendors. In addition, student chapters will present their competition results, technical challenges, and current projects to the audience. Each participating chapter will receive a grant from the Section based on the judging criteria. We are actively looking from companies to sponsor awards. Please contact Mike Krauski if your company can contribute. More details will follow in the October newsletter. Come support your collegiate chapters at MSOE in October.

The Section board is gaining momentum. We have grand visions for our future and need your help to get there. We are currently looking for volunteers to team up with for program planning and meeting registration. With your help we can divide and conquer to reach new levels of success. I look forward to the coming year of activity.

Best regards,

Jim Ryan
Chairman – Milwaukee Section