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Carla Bailo named vice president of SAE International

Carla Bailo, assistant vice president for mobility research and business development at The Ohio State University, has been selected as the 2016-2018 vice president of automotive for SAE International.

SAE International is a global association of more than 138,000 engineers and related technical experts in the aerospace, automotive and commercial-vehicle industries.

Bailo will be elected to the three-year term by SAE's general membership in November and will begin her term on January 22, 2016. She succeeds Jeff Hemphill, vice president and chief technical officer at the Schaeffler Group in North America.

"This is a great opportunity to further the cooperation between academia and industry in terms of research and talent development," she said. "I look forward to advancing the possibilities of mutual collaboration and increasing diversity in the automotive realm."

In her role Ohio State, Bailo helps the university accelerate sustainable mobility and transportation innovation, while integrating related research and education across Ohio State’s academic units. She also is charged with increasing and expanding corporate, foundation, state and federal partnerships.

Bailo has served as senior vice president of research and development for Nissan North America, Inc., where she was responsible for vehicle engineering and development operations in Michigan, Arizona, Mexico and Brazil, managing a $500 million budget and 2,500 employees. In this role, she improved the efficiency of Nissan’s R&D functions.

A member of SAE International for 15 years, Bailo led the SAE 2013 World Congress, which was hosted by Nissan; presented the Nissan Altima at the SAE 2013 World Congress; presented the Nissan Frontier, Pathfinder and Xterra at the SAE 2005 World Congress; and has participated in several young professional panels.

She holds a Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from General Motors Institute (now Kettering University) and a Master's degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Michigan.

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