Nissan: SAE Foundation honors Nissan Chief Performance Officer José Muñoz with Industry Leader Award

Posted on 25. May, 2018 by in Nissan Canada

DETROIT – The Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Foundation famous Nissan Chief Performance Officer José Muñoz with a “Industry Leader Award” during a organization’s 2018 Annual Celebration. The SAE Foundation respected Muñoz for achieving success in his career focused on disciplines associated to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and demonstrating how to be an innovative risk taker who invariably hurdles a mobility industry.

For 21 years, a SAE Foundation’s Annual Celebration has respected leaders who are creation a suggestive impact in a attention and lifted supports to supply teachers and students with high-quality, research-based STEM education. 

The event, hold on May 24 during a ancestral Detroit Masonic Temple, brought together some-more than 300 guests, including tip automobile attention executives, students, educators and volunteers, lifting scarcely $300,000. To date, this annual entertainment has lifted some-more $6 million to support SAE’s STEM preparation programs.




In 2007, Nissan announced a grant to a SAE Foundation for a growth of SAE’s A World In Motion® (AWIM) primary training materials. These cutting-edge STEM preparation activities were launched in 2012 and are a many rarely acclaimed and sought-after STEM programs in grades K-3. Nissan continues to support AWIM in classrooms in several Nissan communities including Michigan, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Texas.

Over a years, Nissan has contributed some-more than $2.5 million to support a SAE Foundation’s work.

“Nissan is committed to giving behind to a communities where we operate, and creation STEM preparation some-more permitted has prolonged been a priority in a munificent efforts,” Muñoz pronounced in his remarks. “From sponsoring robotics competitions to ancillary programs that inspire girls to cruise financial careers, we wish to rivet some-more students in posterior STEM careers.”

Muñoz also concurred a certain impact that a STEM preparation has had on his possess life and career.

“I know firsthand what a absolute disproportion a STEM preparation can make,” Muñoz said. “I was advantageous to have a possibility to pursue my clever seductiveness in a sciences – and engineering, in particular. we wish to safeguard that some-more immature people have entrance to a same educational opportunities we benefitted from as a student.”

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Brin Frazier
Director, Executive Strategic Communications

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