Mark Riefe

Mark Riefe (BS Mech Egr '97; Honors College '97) of Brighton, Michigan, a senior project engineer for General Motors, has been named a winner of the 2010 Forest R. McFarland Award by SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) International. The McFarland award recognizes individuals for outstanding contributions to the SAE Engineering Meetings Board. Riefe was honored for his work as SAE's Brake Committee chair. He stepped into the position in 2007 and was "efficient and professional" in preparing for the SAE 2008 World Congress. Riefe works in brake development at GM's Milford Proving Ground. His areas of specialty are brake NVH (Noise, Vibration & Harshness), thermal testing-modeling, and metrology.