Wayne Martenas, a 34-year veteran of CNH and its predecessor companies, has won the Society of Automotive Engineers Sid Olsen Engineering Executive of the Year award. Formal recognition of the award was made Oct. 8 during the SAE Commercial Vehicle Engineering Congress & Exhibition in Rosemont, Ill.
The award recognizes individuals who use their engineering and interpersonal skills to achieve field-proven products or services, successful protégés, develop outstanding teams, have unquestioned integrity and charismatic leadership and who create a supportive environment allowing a customer/product focus. Established in 1995, the award honors Sid Olsen, an SAE fellow who championed the off-highway industry.
Martenas, who is based in Burr Ridge, Ill., recently became the Tier 4 product development project leader for agriculture and construction machinery at CNH. Prior to that he was vice president for System and Component Development within the Agricultural Product Development team, including drivelines, engine installation, cabs and operator platforms, electrical and electronics, hydraulics, design analysis, precision farming/auto guidance and innovation.
CNH Global N.V. is a world leader in the agricultural and construction equipment businesses. Supported by more than 11,000 dealers in 160 countries, CNH brings together the knowledge and heritage of its Case and New Holland brand families with the strength and resources of its worldwide commercial, industrial, product support and finance organizations.