David Schutt, PhD, is the Chief Executive Officer and oversees the global management and operations of the +$150M SAE Group, consisting of SAE International (SAEI), the Performance Review Institute (PRI), the Industry Technologies Consortia (ITC) and several subsidiaries and joint ventures.
SAE International is a not-for-profit educational and scientific organization dedicated to advancing mobility technology and design engineering to better serve humanity. Its more than 128,000 members, including engineers, business executives, educators, and students from more than 100 countries, develop technical standards, publish authoritative literature, and share information and exchange ideas for advancing the engineering of mobility systems. SAE is the world's resource for designing, building, maintaining and operating self-propelled vehicles for use on land or sea, in air or space.
The Performance Review Institute is a trade association that advances the interests of industry through development of performance standards and administration of quality assurance, accreditation, and certification programs; as well as related activities for the benefit of industry, government and the public. It provides a full range of programs and services designed to improve manufacturing process and product quality by adding value, reducing total cost and promoting collaboration between global stakeholders in the mobility and other interested industries.
The SAE Industry Technologies Consortia (ITC) is a trade association with a mission to build industry infrastructure tailored to the respective technology, market and industry member groups while satisfying time horizons and providing the responsible resources to enable achievement of industry objectives. Within the SAE ITC, the Defense Automotive Technologies Consortium (DATC), administers as an Other Transaction Authority (OTA), a US Government mechanism to engage non-traditional defense contracts to quickly and efficiently integrate innovative automotive technologies into military ground vehicles, ultimately resulting in speed of adoption of commercial technologies and improved defense capabilities.
Dr. Schutt serves on a variety of not-for-profit and for-profits boards, national commissions and local business organizations. Prior to joining SAE International in 2007, Schutt worked at the American Chemical Society (ACS) in several executive management positions.
Dr. Schutt holds a doctorate in physical chemistry from Princeton University and a bachelor's degree from Calvin College. He also earned an M.B.A. from Johns Hopkins University.