SAE InternationalSAE’s entire Contributor of the Year Class t an awards dinner on Nov. 16, in Las Vegas.
“For more than 35 years, Bob has been a major influence in the aerospace industry, providing leadership to SAE on the impacts of industry trends and how to navigate the changing landscape,” said Raman Venkatesh, Ph.D., executive vice president and chief operating officer at SAE International. “It is a pleasure to see his hard work recognized and SAE is honored to present him with the
Ireland has strengthened SAE’s role in the aerospace sector by engaging industry and government executives to promote the organization and garner support from key stakeholders. As a member of the SAE Foundation’s Board of Trustees, he has helped secure funding for the organization’s STEM education initiatives and collegiate design competitions. He also inspired and laid the foundation for a high-profile, new landmark SAE program – The Executive Academy.
An active SAE Member for more than 35 years, Mr. Ireland served as both vice president-aerospace and treasurer on SAE’s Board of Directors. He also has participated on numerous SAE committees over the past three decades, including as a member of the SAE Aerospace Council since 1998.