The AEM award was first presented in 1996. AEM underwrites the award as part of its efforts to promote workforce development and excellence. The candidate must be a degreed engineer from the off-highway or power plant industry with less than 10 years of industry experience.
The award recognizes an outstanding young engineer in the off-highway or power plant industry who demonstrates innovation, teamwork, integrity, community involvement, and leadership in SAE International activities.
FROM SAE: Ingles is a Design Engineer in the Large Power Systems Division of Caterpillar Inc. She joined Caterpillar in 2001 as a Design Engineer for Dozer Systems within the Track Type Tractors Division. In 2005, she assumed her current role for C12 and C13 Marine Engines. Her responsibilities include new product introduction, continuous product improvement, and engineering support.
Ingles is a 2001 graduate of Michigan Technological University, with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. She has been a Governing Board member of the Central Illinois Section for five years, spending the first three years coordinating A World in Motion in Central Illinois Schools. Before residing in her current role as Vice Chair, she served as Program Committee Chair. Kim looks forward to becoming involved in the Carolina Section as she relocates to the Caterpillar Marine Center of Excellence in Greenville, SC.