MIDLAND, MICH. – January 30, 2012 – Jacques Leroux, account executive for Dow Aircraft Deicing and Anti-Icing Fluids, was awarded the 2011 Henry Souther Standards Award by SAE International during the 2012 SAE Government/Industry Meeting held January 27 in Washington, D.C.
The Henry Souther Standards Award, given by the Environmental Awards Selection Committee of SAE International, recognizes accomplishments in standards development in the disciplines of environment, safety, materials, testing and emissions.
“We are pleased to recognize Jacques for his work in the area of materials and testing standards, including chairing the G-12 Ground Deicing Steering Committee and the G-12 Fluids Committee,” said the chair of the Environmental Awards Selection Committee, Nakia L. Simon of Chrysler Group, LLC.
Jacques has been a member of SAE International for 15 years. In addition to his involvement with the G-12 Aircraft Ground Deicing Steering Group and the G-12 Aircraft Deicing Fluid and Runway Deicing Fluid Committees, he heads the SAE/IATA/ICAO Council on Globalized Aircraft Deicing Standards, is responsible for sales and technical service of aircraft deicing/anti-icing fluids in Canada and for technical liaison with European and Asian airlines.
Jacques was also part of the R&D team responsible for the development and commercialization of the original Type III and Type IV aircraft anti-icing fluids. He holds a Ph. D. in Chemistry from McGill University, is a member of the Quebec Order of Chemists and lives in Montreal.
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 are 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.
The Henry Souther award, established in 2001, is administered by the Environmental Award Committee under the auspices of the SAE Sustainable Development Program Committee. It consists of a framed certificate which is presented at an appropriate SAE meeting.
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