2019-2020 SAWE International Elections

February 15, 2019


2019-2020 SAWE International Elections are complete. Voting ended April 15, 2019.  The nominees ran unopposed and were sworn in at the 2019 Conference awards banquet.

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2019-2020 Candidates for International Offices


William Boze

John Hargrave

I’ve been an active SAWE member at both the International and chapter level since joining in 1981. The Society has been a vital resource of my career providing me with opportunities for professional growth, valued personal relationships, and rewarding challenges. SAWE has provided me access to an unparalleled worldwide community of diverse mass properties individuals with common goals, challenges, and technical strategies to continue promoting excellence in mass properties for our products and end users.

I would like to be your next President.

SAWE Experience / Background

  • Instrumental in starting the SAWE Training Program. Training Chairman

  • Co-chaired SAWE Southwest Regional Conference in Temecula in Feb, 2018

  • SAWE Board of Director member for many years

  • Honorary Fellow, Fellow, Ed Payne Outstanding Young Engineer recipient

  • Technical Session chairman and author

  • Military Aircraft Workshop panel member

  • Northrop Grumman Corporate representative

  • Member of the Corporate Steering Council

  • Served on Awards Committee including chairman

  • International Conference Host Committee – Facilities, Photography, and Hospitality

  • Volunteered twice to serve on Host Committee as a guest (San Fernando and Denver chapters)

  • Los Angeles Chapter – served as Director, President, Vice-President, Treasurer

  • Attended numerous International and Regional Conferences as well as chapter meetings for Los Angeles, and a few for San Diego, and Mojave Desert.

Mass Properties Career

  • I have worked my entire career in mass properties engineering. Thirty-five years at Northrop Grumman and 3 years and Learfan.

  • Experience includes all phases of aircraft design: conceptual, preliminary, detail, flight test, and production.

  • I have experience developing analysis tools, using weighing equipment, testing for validation, proposal development, database management, and leading projects.


  • Follow up Mass Properties Engineer Certification exploration initiatives with program development

  • Enhance Training program to attract some of the engineering communities that have become inactive.

  • Continue the valued committee telecoms and ongoing timely results

  • Exploit ANSI accreditation of SAWE as standard developer.

  • Ensure the Hamburg International Conference is a great success.

  • Engage SAWE Chapters to help them activate leadership and promote membership participation

  • Target Corporate leadership for improved support of SAWE


Executive Vice President

Rick Watkins

Clint Stephenson


• BS Aerospace Engineering – Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas


Clint Stephenson has 20 years of experience in Engineering, primarily in the Space Industry with a short foray into the Energy Industry. Clint’s experience encompasses development and sustaining mass properties engineering.

Society Activities

  • Joined SAWE in 2003

  • Served as Houston VP in 2004

  • Served as Houston Treasurer 2008-2010, 2012-2013

  • Served as Houston Director 2013-2018

  • Serving as Houston President 2005-2008, 2010, 2018-present

  • Became Lifetime Member in 2011

  • Served as International Operations Manual Chair 2014-2016

  • Served as International Conference Chair 2011, 2018

  • Served as Chair of Standards and Practices Offshore Committee 2017-2018

  • Developed SAWE survey 2017-2018. Ongoing efforts to develop the SAWE using results.

  • Serving as International Membership Chair 2016 – present

  • Awarded SAWE Fellow, 2018

  • Serving as International Executive Vice President 2018 – present


I have been increasingly active in the Society of Allied Weight Engineers since joining in 2003. In that time, I have seen our society evolve and become more streamlined. The SAWE must continue to evolve to meet the demands industries allied with us require. To help accomplish this, I will continue to work with our SAWE Corporate Partners and Company Members in order to address specific industry needs. As chair of the Corporate Steering Committee meetings, I have helped lead discussions with SAWE Executives, Corporate Partners, and Company Members addressing the SAWE survey action plan and how that feeds into the need for a Mass Properties Engineer (MPE) certification to increase product efficiency, reliability, and safety. I will work to determine our membership values and needs. I will encourage and solicit input and participation. I will work to grow our society by acting in support of the values and needs our membership demands. I ask for your continued support in my bid for a second term in the office of SAWE Executive Vice President.


Senior Vice President

Errol R. Oguzhan, PE

The Senior Vice President for the Society of Allied Weight Engineers is a position that encompasses not only the planning and execution of our yearly International Conference but also oversees the Constitution and Operations Manual Committees. As a fellow member in this society we should elect someone to this position who will represent the members in drafting constitution or operational manual updates and make the International Conference accessible at a reasonable cost. I would like to be your next Senior Vice President.

My membership in the SAWE started in 1986 and I hit the ground running as Photography
Chair for the SAWE 9th Annual Northeast Regional Conference. I haven’t stopped
running since. I have held every office in the Texas Chapter multiple times almost every
year since 1989, currently as Director. I have been involved with fourteen Texas Regional
Conferences and I have attended eight more in my capacity as the SAWE Vice President – Training or Deputy VP Training. On the International level I have participated in fourteen International Conferences and was Chairman for the 2001 SAWE 60th and Co-Chairman for the 2018 SAWE 77th. There are very few people in our society who have chaired two internationals and few of those have also chaired five regional conferences as well. Additionally, with only one other person, we put together the first Texas Regional Training Conference held in 2015. This conference was a huge success and really got me thinking about our International Conference and how we, as a society, finance our yearly budget.

During the summer and early Fall of 2016, I chaired an International Conference Committee to discuss the international conference structure and cost. The goal was to look for ways to restructure the conference and reduce cost in an attempt to make the conference more accessible for members with or without company support and to return the main focus of the conference to technical interchange and member networking and engagement. A more reasonable conference registration could also increase company support. I would like to continue this work as your next Senior Vice President. My goal would be to reduce the cost of International registration from its current $900 to $1100 to a more reasonable range of $300 to $600, through conference restructuring, possibly smaller venues or utilizing universities, and working on creating alternate fund-raising sources in the form of Training conferences. I will work to get the current draft version V of the Operations Manual approved by the board of directors if not accomplished by May. I will work with the Central European Chapter on a successful SAWE 79 conference in Hamburg while searching out our best location for SAWE 80 or 81.



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