April 2013 Chairman’s Note

 

Dear Members and Section Friends,

I hope by the time you read this newsletter spring temperatures will have arrived as I know I looked high and low on the first day of spring to try and find them. As we begin to wind down our year and prepare for summer, please be sure to keep your calendar open for our last few section events before summer break. They certainly will not disapoint.

With the coming CAFÉ standards there is certainly pressure on the automotive industry to find ways to meet these. Those of you that attended our Johnson Controls meeting were able to see the goals of these standards as well as the forefront of battery technology. We will finish out the year with two great meetings on current applications of this technology. April will be an up close and personal look into the Chevy Volt. Our May meeting will be at Sonex, manufacturers of electric aircraft. And as always, we will have discount tickets to Road America available for the June Sprints. The SAE tent will be there along with some of the student competition vehicles.

 

Dear Members and Section Friends,

I hope by the time you read this newsletter spring temperatures will have arrived as I know I looked high and low on the first day of spring to try and find them. As we begin to wind down our year and prepare for summer, please be sure to keep your calendar open for our last few section events before summer break. They certainly will not disapoint.

With the coming CAFÉ standards there is certainly pressure on the automotive industry to find ways to meet these. Those of you that attended our Johnson Controls meeting were able to see the goals of these standards as well as the forefront of battery technology. We will finish out the year with two great meetings on current applications of this technology. April will be an up close and personal look into the Chevy Volt. Our May meeting will be at Sonex, manufacturers of electric aircraft. And as always, we will have discount tickets to Road America available for the June Sprints. The SAE tent will be there along with some of the student competition vehicles.

Attendance at this year’s meeting has been exceptional and is keeping our section strong and vibrant. We are already putting together the upcoming years meeting list, but as always we look for member input. If you have ideas for speakers, tours or events please contact any of our board mem-bers and let us know.

Additionally if you would like to take a more active role and help out on the governing board, please contact any board member. Our section is strong because of members like you and through the efforts of our members. I look forward to seeing you all at our upcoming meetings.

Best Regards,

Garrett Herning
Vice Chairman – SAE Milwaukee Section