HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -- Each year, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recognizes employees and teams' contributions of excellence in performance, leadership, professional development, and community support throughout the fields of engineering and construction.
Three people working in the U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville (Huntsville Center) Engineering Directorate (ED) received recognition as the best in USACE.
Robert Renz, ED Mechanical and Manufacturing Technology Branch, was named USACE Control System Professional of the Year; Brendan Dingman, ED Technical Engineering Branch, was named USACE Gil Valla Mechanical Engineer of the Year; and Stephanie Woods, ED Interior Design Branch, was named USACE Interior Designer of the Year.
Wade Doss, ED director, said the awards are given as career capstone recognitions.
“These awards indicate just how much of an impact these personnel and the Huntsville Center programs have on the quality of life for our armed forces, and it’s also an indication of their talents.”
The Interior Designer of the Year award is presented annually to recognize contributions of excellence in the interior design field and the nominee's contributions to the profession and to their community. Woods was selected for her leadership, technical excellence, and commitment to comprehensive interior design within USACE while serving as interior designer team lead for the Huntsville Center Furniture Program.
The Gil Valla Mechanical Engineer of the Year is presented annually to recognize contributions of excellence in the mechanical engineering discipline. Dingman is noted in his recognition as “an elite technical expert who’s impacted the entire Department of Defense and Department of Veteran’s Affairs medical facility enterprises across the nation and around the world.” Dingman is consistently selected to handle the most complex laboratory and medical projects leveraging his vast expertise and authorship of national standards to affect the best project outcome.
The Control System Professional of the Year award is presented annually to recognize contributions of excellence in the control system field. Renz’ recognition commends his “exceptional performance and contribution to the controls engineering community of practice.” He serves as a Lead Mechanical Engineer for various specialized projects, supporting Huntsville Center’s technical and mandatory centers of expertise, USACE, and Army Installation Management Command.