Presidential Award

Hasan Pehlivan (M.E. ’75) received a 2002 Presidential Award for Leadership in Federal Energy Management during an Oct. 24 ceremony at the Old Executive Office Building in Washington, D.C. His certificate is signed by President Bush and Vice President Cheney. The Shipboard Energy Conservation (ENCON) Program, managed by Pehlivan since 1994, was recognized for its energy-saving practices, which have been adopted by numerous U.S. Navy ships, including the USS Blue Ridge and USS Kearsarge. In fiscal year 2001, these practices yielded a total cost savings of $41.7 million and total fuel savings of 1 million barrels. Pehlivan manages the ENCON Program and the T-AKE Ship Program Power/Propulsion System
Design, which encompasses 12 ships. The ships, weighing about 50,000 tons each, carry everything combatant ships need: fuel, lube oil, water, food, ammunition and more. “Like a
floating Wal-Mart,” he jokes. Pehlivan and his team were nominated for the award by the Department of Energy and the Pentagon Logistics Branch (N4). A native of Turkey, Pehlivan earned his master’s degree in mechanical engineering.