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Altair and CAR Extend the 2015 Enlighten Award Nomination Deadline

Submissions to recognize advancements in automotive lightweighting extended to Friday, June 26 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 (www.altairenlighten.com/award). 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.

About Altair
Altair is focused on the development and broad application of simulation technology to synthesize and optimize designs, processes and decisions for improved business performance. Privately held with more than 2,400 employees, Altair is headquartered in Troy, Michigan, USA and operates more than 45 offices throughout 24 countries. Today, Altair serves more than 5,000 corporate clients across broad industry segments. To learn more, please visit www.altair.com.

About CAR
The Center for Automotive Research is a non-profit organization based in Ann Arbor, Mich. Its mission is to conduct research on significant issues related to the future direction of the global automotive industry, organize and conduct forums of value to the automotive community, and foster industry relationships. For more information, visit the CAR website: www.cargroup.org.

Media Contacts:
Altair Europe, the Middle East and Africa
Evelyn Gebhardt
+49 6421 9684351

Corporate / Americas
Jennifer Korail
+1 (248) 304-1429

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