Donald Ableson will be the 1999 SAE president. He is director of specialty vehicle activity for the North American Operations Car Group of General Motors.
Ableson, an active SAE member for more than 30 years, is currently chairman of the SAE Foundation board of trustees, a member of the SAE board of directors and of the SAE Detroit Section Finance Committee.
He plans to further SAE goals in engineering education, manufacturing engineering, globalization, the environment, continuing member education and industry networking.
He takes office March 5. The presidential post is for one year.