Dr. Marion Pottinger, President of M’gineering Recognized as 2014 IFPA Lifetime Achievement Award Winner

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The International Friction Pavement Association (IFPA), an international agency created to develop and standardize friction pavement evaluations and techniques, has announced that Dr. Marion Pottinger is the recipient of the 2014 IFPA Lifetime Achievement in Research and Science Award.

Dr. Pottinger is being acknowledged for his lifetime of work devoted to every area of tire mechanics and to keeping road and airports safe across America. He is best known for his work with respect to tire force and the properties of the tire footprint and related wear. This work has resulted in 65+ publication, five patents and numerous lectures at esteemed conferences across the country. Dr. Pottinger has also served in managerial and technical capacities on projects with the United States Air Force, B.F. Goodrich, Uniroyal Goodrich, and Smithers Scientific Services, now Smithers RAPRA. Dr. Pottinger has also been particularly active with SAE and ASTM where he has contributed to the production of numerous technical standards that are, to this day, implemented across the globe. He is a member of the team that teaches the University of Akron Tire Mechanics course. Dr. Pottinger has given numerous lectures including the plenary lecture for The Tire Society in 1997. He was later president of the society.

Dr. Pottinger, a Professional Engineer, currently serves as President of M’gineering LLC, a consulting practice devoted to the concepts in machines and mechanics with particular application to tires/vehicle systems. For over 40 years he has worked in almost every area of tire mechanics.

The IFPA Lifetime Achievement in Research and Science Award honors an individual who has made significant and fundamental contributions to pavement friction research, either through a single scientific discovery or a body of work. These contributions, whether in research, leadership, or mentorship, are recognized for their lasting impact on the scientific field, and winners are selected based on their lifetime commitment to the development and improvement of friction technology.

The 2014 IFPA Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented in Tampa, Florida (USA) at IFPA’s 2014 Runway Certification Workshop, March 31 - April 3, 2014. For more details visit http://www.intlfpa.org or call (813) 471-7026.

About The International Friction Pavement Association (IFPA)
IFPA, a not-for-profit organization, was formed in 2006 to provide both technical and industry expertise on issues related to pavement friction safety of international airfield and runway surfaces. IFPA’s mission is to gather pavement consultants, engineers, institutions, universities and airport operations staff to collaborate on improving research in the science of pavement friction testing for the betterment of transportation safety.

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