SPE calls for nominations for vehicle engineering team award

Nominations that are accepted will be presented during the first round of Automotive Innovation Awards Competition judging, Sept. 30 and Oct.1, and the winning team will be honored during the Automotive Innovation Awards Gala on Nov. 9.

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The Automotive Division of the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE, Troy, Mich., USA) has issued a call for nominations for its Vehicle Engineering Team Award (VETA) for the 40th-annual Automotive Innovation Awards Competition & Gala. Any automaker in the world is eligible to nominate its vehicles (and their innovative plastics content), there is no cost to apply, deadline for submission is Sept. 1, 2010 and the VETA nomination form (along with competition guidelines and instructions) can be found at www.speautomotive.com/inno.htm.

Nominations that are accepted into the 2010 competition will be presented (in person or by webinar) by their nominating teams during the first round of Automotive Innovation Awards Competition judging, Sept. 30 and Oct.1, and the winning team will be honored during the Automotive Innovation Awards Gala on Nov. 9 at Burton Manor in Livonia, Mich., USA.

The Vehicle Engineering Team Award recognizes the technical achievements of entire teams comprised of automotive designers and engineers, tier integrators, materials suppliers, toolmakers, and others whose work – in research, design, engineering, and/or manufacturing – has led to significant integration of polymeric materials on a notable vehicle. This is the fourth time in the last seven years that the award has been presented. Previous winners include Porsche AG in 2004 for the ‘04MY Porsche Carrera GT supercar and Ford Motor Co. in 2008 for the ‘08MY Ford Flex crossover utility vehicle and 2009 for the ‘09MY Ford Taurus sedan.