Each year, the American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE) celebrates excellence in naval engineering by recognizing individuals who have demonstrated exceptional achievement in one or more facets of the industry.
ASNE is pleased to announce our 2018 recipients of the following prestigious awards:
2018 Gold Medal Award (Engineering) Recipient – CAPT Mark R. Vandroff, USN
Presented annually since 1958, the Gold Medal is given to an individual who has made a significant naval engineering contribution in a particular area during the past five years.
2018 Harold E. Saunders Award (Lifetime Achievement) Recipient – Dr. Jeffrey E. Beach
Presented annually since 1977, the Harold E. Saunders Award honors an individual whose reputation in naval engineering spans a long career of notable achievement and influence.
2018 Rosenblatt "Young Naval Engineer" Award Recipient – Dr. Alexander W. Gray
Established in memory of Mandell and Lester Rosenblatt, the Rosenblatt Young Naval Engineer Award is presented to persons less than 35 years of age who have demonstrated remarkable, early professional achievement in one or more areas of naval engineering.
2018 Frank G. Law Award (Service to ASNE) Recipient – Mr. Robert G. Keane, Jr.
Originally presented in 1980, the Frank G. Law Award is given to an individual whose longtime dedication and service to the Society is deemed worthy of special recognition.
2018 Claud A. Jones Award (Fleet Engineering) Recipient – Mr. Daniel T. Norton
Presented annually since 1987, the Claud A. Jones Award is given to a fleet or field engineer who has made significant contributions to improving operational engineering or material readiness of our maritime forces during the past three years.
2018 Solberg Award (Research) Recipient – Dr. Michael (Mischa) Steurer
The Solberg Award, presented annually since 1967, is awarded to an individual who has made a significant contribution to naval engineering through personal research during the past three years.
2018 Frank C. Jones Award (Intermediate/Depot Maintenance & Alterations) Recipient – Mr. Richard Pietrantoni
The Frank C. Jones Award, named for RADM Frank C. Jones, a past President of ASNE, is presented for major achievements in Maintenance and Alteration. The award recognizes Naval Engineering professionals who, over a period of the last ten years, culminating in the most recent previous year, have substantially and significantly contributed to their agency's intermediate and/or depot-level ship maintenance and/or alteration programs that involve the complex work of managing, planning, preparation and/or execution of extensive repairs, overhauls, upgrades and/or modernizations.
Learn more about the ASNE Awards Program.