TROY, Mich. – May 28, 2015 – Nominations for the automotive industry award to recognize achievements in vehicle lightweighting has been extended to Friday, June 26, 2015 ( Sponsored by Altair and the Center for Automotive Research (CAR), the judging committee, comprised of industry and academia thought leaders, elected to extend the nomination deadline to allow pending and interested suppliers and OEMs additional time to complete their entries for the 2015 Altair Enlighten Award. Now in its third year, this award is the automotive industry’s only award program created specifically to acknowledge innovations in vehicle lightweighting, essential to improving fuel economy and performance.

“As the time for entries to be submitted drew near, several companies reached out to us requesting more time,” said Dave Mason, VP of Global Automotive at Altair. “Since the awards are not until August, we saw no reason not to prolong the entry period and boost the competition for the award.”

The Altair Enlighten Award provides a platform to showcase advancements in automotive design, materials and processes allowing companies and organizations to be recognized by their peers for elite performance achievements in the area of lightweighting. The award is intended to recognize these achievements annually; to inspire interest from policymakers, educators, students and the public; to create further competition for new ideas in the industry; and to provide an incentive to share technological advances.

Finalists will be selected in July, with the winners announced in August at the 50th annual CAR Management Briefing Seminars in Traverse City, MI.

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