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Marty named vice president of SwRI Fuels and Lubricants Research Division

For immediate release

San Antonio — Feb. 17, 2012 — Steven D. Marty has been promoted to vice president of the Fuels and Lubricants Research Division at Southwest Research Institute. He was previously director of the Fuels and Lubricants Technology Department.

Marty became an SwRI staff member in 1991 after receiving his undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering.

During his more than 20 years at SwRI, he has been involved in lubricants research for gear, automatic transmission and hydraulics, as well as fuels research and fleet testing for both commercial and military applications.

He became manager of the Specialty Fluids Section in 1999 and assistant director of the Fuels and Lubricants Technology Department in 2001. He was named department director in 2003.

As director, his responsibilities included the U.S. Army Tank Automotive, Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) Fuels and Lubricants Research Facility, a government-owned, contractor-operated facility responsible for supporting the warfighter's needs as regards present and future fuels and lubricants.

In his new role as vice president, he will oversee a staff of more than 400 employees in four departments responsible for one of the Institute's long-established programs, serving clients worldwide.

Marty holds a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the Milwaukee School of Engineering and a master's degree in mechanical engineering from The University of Texas at San Antonio. He is a registered professional engineer in the state of Texas.

Marty is a member of the Association of the United States Army, the National Defense Industrial Association, the Society of Automotive Engineers, the American Society for Testing and Materials, and the Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society.

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