2012spe Auto Innovation Lifetime Achievement Award Winner
Automotive composites pioneer, Gary Lownsdale, P.E. – currently chief technology officer, Plasan Carbon Composites, Bennington, VT, USA – has been named the 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award winner by the Automotive Division of the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE). Lownsdale will be honored for his role leading automotive plastics and composites innovations at the 42nd-annual Automotive Innovation Awards Gala on November 7, 2012 at Burton Manor in Livonia, MI, USA.
First given in the year 2000, the Lifetime Achievement award recognizes the technical achievements of individuals whose work – in research, design, and engineering, etc. – has led to significant integration of polymeric materials on passenger vehicles.
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