Current Board

Left to Right: Tunç Kip, Joel Cheek, Jose Aponte, Mike Stonecipher, Henry Sommer, Brad Jenkins, Glenn Carver, Andrew Lennon. Not pictured: Ben Gaut and Kirk Fordham

Left to Right: Tunç Kip, Joel Cheek, Jose Aponte, Mike Stonecipher, Henry Sommer, Brad Jenkins, Glenn Carver, Andrew Lennon. Not pictured: Ben Gaut and Kirk Fordham

Our 2016 Strategic Plan

  • Recruit a strong board with a passion for transportation, technology and energy to serve
  • Develop a strong social media network to connect and inspire SAE members
  • Create a process to generate funding to sustain services and generate excitement
  • Leverage SAE brand to recruit world class speakers
  • Offer educational workshops and training

Jose Aponte

Manufacturing Engineer, Rinnai America Corporation

Past Chair

Serves a mentor and assists with strategic plan execution and growth.  

Mike Stonecipher

Sr. Project Manager, GA Tech Enterprise Innovation Institute

Chair*

Provides vision and leadership. Responsible for strategic plan development and execution. 

Joel Cheek

Principal Consultant, Small Vehicle Consulting LLC

Treasurer*/Secretary

Ensures fiduciary responsibility and provides financial updates.


Tunc Kip

Director of Business Development, Temel Gaskets USA

VP Communication

Distribute chapter news and keep membership engaged.

Henry Sommer

Senior Mechanical Engineer, Newell Rubbermaid

VC Student Activities KSU/UGA

Liaison to student clubs, activities and funding.

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Kirk Fordham

Senior Director Technical and Quality Excellence, Automotive Inspections and DEKRA Racing, IMSA

VC Automotive Marketing

Outreach to industry and community.


Glenn Carver

Vice President of Business Development, DeltaWing Technology Group

VC Membership

Membership outreach, growth and follow-up.

Brad Jenkins

 Sr Staff Technical Program Mgr, Supplier Industrialization and Development, Tesla Motors

VC Student Activities GT/Auburn

Liaison to student clubs, activities and funding.

Andrew Lennon

Product Manager, Sports Cars, Porsche Cars North America

VC EVENT Coordinator

Responsible for managing the event process.


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Amy Hudnall

Director - Center of Innovation for Aerospace, Georgia Economic Development Department

VC Aerospace marketing

Provide support for promotional activities, information and connections for aerospace.

 

Ted Arnold

Head of Department, Quality Assurance, KIA Motors Manufacturing Georgia

VC AWIM

A World In Motion Ambassador.

Rossella Manfrinato

Motorsport Engineering and Management, Philip Creighton Motorsport, Ltd. 

VC Motorsports

Outreach for young engineers interested in motorsports

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Alan Hill

Executive Director of the Alabama Productivity Center at the University of Alabama

VC, Business Development for Alabama

Responsible for strategy deployment for Alabama.

Heather Knoll

Honda Engineering of America at Honda of America, Manufacturing in Alabama

VC, Membership and Growth, Alabama

Responsible for Membership Outreach, Growth and Follow-up for Alabama