Issue: May 2012


Timken, SAE International Present Innovation Award to Dr. Peter J. Tenberge



by James Hilton

The Timken Company has awarded Dr. Peter J. Tenberge the 2012 Society of Automotive Engineers/Timken-Howard Simpson Automotive Transmission and Driveline Innovation Award. Dr. Tenberge is chair of machine elements at Chemnitz University of Technology where he arranges curriculum and seminars for students, and conducts research focused on vehicle transmissions.

The SAE/Timken-Howard Simpson Automotive Transmission and Driveline Innovation Award recognizes automotive industry engineers for outstanding contributions to technological progress and dissemination in the areas of transmissions and drivelines.

"We honor Dr. Tenberge for outstanding contributions to the development of power train systems and technologies to support the automotive industry," said John Law, vice president of sales for light vehicle systems at Timken. "Throughout his 30 year career, Dr. Tenberge has conducted groundbreaking work on all types of transmissions. From his current work on dual clutch and hybrid transmissions to the software he developed for CVT analysis, Dr. Tenberge has distinguished himself as an industry innovator. "

An inventor listed on more than 140 patents, Dr. Tenberge is also the published author of 80 technical papers. Recently, two of his transmission designs have moved into mass production.

Dr. Tenberge received the SAE/Timken-Howard Simpson Automotive Transmission and Driveline Innovation Award recently during the SAE 2012 World Congress in Detroit. The award, established in 2007, honors Howard Simpson, an extremely talented and innovative engineer who invented and developed the revolutionary planetary gear set. Simpson's work also served as the basis for the Ford C4 and C5 transmissions, which were produced for more than 20 years, plus several other Chrysler and General Motors transmission models.

About The Timken Company
The Timken Company (NYSE: TKR; www.timken.com) keeps the world turning with innovative friction management and power transmission products and services that help machinery perform more efficiently and reliably. With sales of $5.2 billion in 2011 and approximately 21,000 people operating from locations in 30 countries, Timken is Where You Turn® for better performance.

About SAE International

SAE International is a global association of more than 128,000 engineers and related technical experts in the aerospace, automotive and commercial-vehicle industries. SAE International's core competencies include life-long learning and voluntary consensus 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.

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