CANTON, OHIO — The Timken Co.’s Chief Engineer for Axle Centers, Mircea Gradu, was recently honored by the Society of Automotive Engineers’ (SAE) for his leadership and contributions to developing and enhancing the interchange of technical information in SAE’s transmission and driveline technology sessions. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Gradu was presented with the SAE Forest R. McFarland Award at a ceremony held April 12, during the Honors Convocation at the Society of Automotive Engineers’ World Congress at Cobo Hall in Detroit. The annual Forest R. McFarland Award recognizes outstanding contributions toward the work of the SAE Engineering Meetings Board in the planning, development and dissemination of technical information through technical meetings, conferences and professional development programs or outstanding contributions to the Engineering Meetings Board operations in facilitating or enhancing the interchanges of technical information. Developing innovations that bring value to customers is a core characteristic of Timken, said Jacqui Dedo, president — automotive. “Mircea Gradu embodies that with his contribution to the automotive industry,” said Dedo. “We are pleased that SAE is honoring him and hope that his dedication to advancing the automotive industry is a model for others to continue to help the Society of Automotive Engineers achieve its goals.” For more information abotu Timken, go to: www.timken.com. _______________________________________ Click here to view the rest of today’s headlines.