Volvo CE engineer earns Outstanding Young Engineer Award
Lanahan was presented with the award during luncheon and awards presentation at the SAE 2018 Commercial Vehicle Engineering Congress, recently held in Rosemont, Ill.
The award recognizes an outstanding young engineer in the off-highway or powerplant industry. Established in 1996, the award was proposed by senior engineering executives and is administered under the auspices of the SAE Engineering Meetings Board in cooperation with AEM.
During his five-year tenure with Volvo, Lanahan has played a part in various cost reduction, product maintenance, and product development projects focused on compaction machines. Starting out as a part of the Mechanical Engineering team, he worked on both soil and asphalt compactors with an emphasis on hoods and exteriors, designing parts with plastics and sheetmetal. Over the past three years, he has been part of the cross functional team responsible for design of large soil compactors.
Lanahan completed his undergraduate studies at York College of Pennsylvania, earning a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. An internship at Volvo Construction Equipment, while attending York College, led to his full-time position within the organization.
"I am most inspired by the challenges that lie ahead for the mobility engineering industry", Lanahan said. "In the coming years, exciting new design problems which come to light will drive more thinking ‘outside the box' and the development of unique design solutions to do it safer, faster, and cheaper."
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