NORFOLK, Va. – Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Atlantic has honored two of its outstanding employees for efforts supporting the command’s mission.
For their achievements and contributions to NAVFAC Atlantic during 2015, NAVFAC Atlantic Commander, Rear Adm. Lou Cariello, named Curtis Craven as Employee of the Year and Patrick McCormack, Supervisor of the Year.
Rear Adm. Lou Cariello Commander, NAVFAC Atlantic, noted that competition for these honors continues to be stiff each year. “We have a lot of talent to choose from among the professionals here and they adhere to goals we’ve set forth. They really do lead the way.”
Curtis Craven, NAVFAC Atlantic Employee of the Year
Craven was promoted to his current position, as the NAVFAC Structural Criteria Manager, in October 2015. In this position, Curtis provides oversight and management for the criteria program, in all facets of structural engineering including integration of industry standards; adoption of proven technologies; Federal policy and legislation to Facilities Engineering Commands (FECs) and PWCs on criteria and standards; criteria updates; Tri-Service coordination; and actively seeking better facilities solutions for user mission requirements.
Notable projects Craven performed in 2015 include serving as Structural Engineer of Record and designer of a $10.4M Arial Target Operations Center. He also oversaw the engineering analysis and field investigation study of 12 existing reinforced concrete pier structures supporting the naval fleet at Naval Station Norfolk.
Patrick McCormack, NAVFAC Atlantic Supervisor of the Year
McCormack, the command’s Facility Support Contracts Management and Facility Services (FMFS) Product Line Manager (PLM), is noted as a committed mentor and management of significant Base Operating Support (BOS) contracts. Directly executing more than $300 million in contracts annually, McCormack supervises a team of seven to deliver more than $1.1 billion each year for contract services, or 14 percent of the command’s entire business volume.
His most significant horizontal program achievement was leading and instituting a Project Management Culture for BOS Contract Execution. McCormack established a detailed Program Management Roadmaps to outline planning, controlling project risk, deliverables, communications, source selection, contract closeout and transition responsibilities. He developed a PM Toolbox which included PM Standard Operating Procedures for key project management functions, reference materials and training.