Concepts NREC's David Japikse Receives 2008 SAE Cliff Garrett Turbomachinery and Applications Engineering Award

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Among highest honors accorded to engineers

I look forward to representing Concepts NREC while giving my presentation at the SAE 2009 World Congress.

Concepts NREC, a world leader in turbomachinery design, engineering and manufacturing, today announced that SAE International has honored David Japikse, Chairman of the Board/CEO of Concepts NREC, with the 2008 SAE Cliff Garrett Turbomachinery and Applications Engineering Award.

Established in 1984, this award is looked upon by SAE International as one of the highest recognitions accorded to engineers for their achievements in turbomachinery or aerospace engineering. SAE International invited Japikse to provide a lecture and a written paper for a 90-minute presentation this April during the SAE 2009 World Congress in Detroit. The presentation will allow Japikse to highlight some of his technical findings while enabling attendees to interface with him and discuss his work.

In his congratulatory letter to Japikse, James E. Breneman of the SAE Garrett Award Committee, wrote, "After reviewing the nominations, the Garrett Award Committee identified your long-term contributions as the most outstanding in this field. Please accept my personal congratulations, along with those of the entire committee on receiving this distinguished award."

"I am honored and pleased to accept on behalf of many colleagues who have helped me along the path of this profession," says Japikse. "I look forward to representing Concepts NREC while giving my presentation at the SAE 2009 World Congress."

The SAE Cliff Garrett Turbomachinery and Applications Engineering Award promotes engineering developments and the presentation of SAE technical papers on turbomachinery engineering. The award honors Cliff Garrett and the inspiration he provided to engineers by his example, support, encouragement and many contributions as an aerospace pioneer. To perpetuate recognition of Garrett's achievements and dedication, SAE administers an annual lecture by a distinguished authority in the engineering of turbomachinery for on-highway, off-highway and/or spacecraft and aircraft uses.

About SAE International
SAE International is a global association of 115,000 engineers and related technical experts in the automotive, aerospace and commercial-vehicle industries. SAE International's core competencies are life-long learning and standards development. SAE International's charitable arm is the SAE Foundation, which supports many programs, including A World in Motion and the Collegiate Design Series.

About Concepts NREC
Concepts NREC is a leading worldwide turbomachinery design, engineering and development organization, with a staff of over 100 professionals at its facilities in Wilder, Vt., and Woburn, Mass. For more than a half century, Concepts NREC has provided manufacturers, users, government agencies and the engineering community with technology tools, services and products that have met their needs, helped achieve their goals and aided in development and production of some of the world's most advanced products. Concepts NREC is headquartered at 217 Billings Farm Road, White River Junction, Vt., 05001-9486. Telephone: 802-296-2321. Facsimile: 802-296-2325. For more information, go to: http://www.conceptsnrec.com.

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