February 8, 2008

Dr. Fred McBagonluri will receive the prestigious Black Engineer of the Year – Most Promising
Scientist honor February 16 at the 22nd Annual Black Engineer of the Year Conference in Baltimore, Md.

McBagonluri, director of engineering at Siemens Hearing Instruments, has recorded accomplishments that include credits as a top technical expert, author and skilled business manager. Siemens reports that since joining the firm in 2001, McBagonluri has been a driving force behind revolutionizing the technology in the hearing instrument market. He is being honored for his involvement with the advancements in the use of 3D image processing, artificial intelligence, materials engineering and rapid prototyping.

The honor of Black Engineer of the Year – Most Promising Scientist is awarded to individuals in the beginning of their careers who have demonstrated their potential for future technical contributions. To be considered for the honor a nominee must exhibit extraordinary accomplishments in the areas of leadership, professional and technical achievements, potential, and for their contributions to their organization. The award is sponsored by the Council for Engineering Deans of Historically
Black Colleges and Universities, Lockheed Martin, Corp., Career Communications Group, USBE and Information Technology magazine.

"Thanks to all my colleagues at Siemens for their support and this recognition, which I accept
in humility for myself and the Siemens family," McBagonluri says. "Without the company’s support
and encouragement for the past 6 years this would not have materialized."

Source: Siemens