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Every year, SAVE International® takes pride in recognizing the successful contributions of the value profession from industry, government and value analysis providers. These contributions have benefited products, infrastructure and processes while advancing the knowledge and application of the Value Methodology worldwide.


Honors & Awards Nominations

The SAVE Honors & Awards Committee has issued a call for nominations in the following categories:

  • Projects, Programs and Processes
  • Individual Achievement & Service
  • Paper of the Year
  • Chapter Accomplishments
  • College of Fellows


The nomination submission deadline is March 15.


The H&A Committee encourages SAVE members to submit nominations that clearly show the benefits of the Value Methodology, not only to the specific topic but to the society and its members.


Each Individual Award nomination must have a sponsor; self-nominations will not be accepted. Each Project, Program or Process Award may be nominated by the owner, agency, institution or SAVE member, and should also include a PowerPoint presentation for viewing during the networking sessions during the annual Value Summit.


To submit a nomination(s), please use the appropriate form(s) below:


Completed nomination forms should be submitted via email to the SAVE International Awards Director at


Recognition Manual

The SAVE Board of Directors is charged by the constitution and bylaws with the responsibility of serving as the society’s national leaders in fulfilling the purposes and objectives of SAVE: promote the knowledge, application, and advancement of the Value Methodology and principles.

The SAVE Board has established an Honors & Awards program to recognize the contributions and accomplishments by members, individuals, corporations, governments, agencies and others that surpass very high standards and achieve a high level of accomplishment. The H&A program manual defines those standards and establishes the validity of those that are being recognized for their contributions.

Click here to download the SAVE Honors & Awards Program Recognition Manual


Past Honors & Awards Recipients


Award Recipient(s)
Fellow Award Katherine F. Bethany, Marc Pauwels,  PhD, CVS, TVM and Istvan Tarjani, CVS, PVM, TVM
Gordon Frank Outstanding  Accomplishment in Government Award Connecticut Department of Transportation - Value Management Program
Arthur E. Mudge Outstanding  Accomplishment in Industry Award Haworth, Inc. - Internal Value Methodology Program
Presidential Citation Honor Drew M. Algase, CVS-Life, FSAVE and the SAVE International Certification Board
Chapter Effectiveness Award SAVE Greater Michigan Chapter
SAVE International Paper of the Year  Award

Dorine A. Cleton, LLM

"VE in Combination with Mediation as  Super Tool for Multiparty Plan Making"

University Challenge Award

Wayne State University - Egbe Emmanuel Etu, Laura Schulz, Tim Lang, Richard Deshon and Ashraf   Fakhouri

Application of Value Analysis to Improve Trim-to-Foam Attachment in Seat Assembly

Miles Value Foundation Paper of the Year Award

Uttam S. Bane, Parag M. Panse and  Swapnil R. Dhanale

"Value Enhancement of Differential  Assembly"





Fellow Award Martyn R. Phillips, P.Eng., CVS-Life, CVM, FICE, FCIWEM 

Gordon Frank Outstanding Accomplishment in Government Award

Caltrans - VA Program for Business Process and Organizational Improvement 

Authur E. Mudge Outstanding Accomplishment in Industry Award

Tata Steel, Ltd. - VE Program Management Using IT to Obtain Results 

Thomas Snodgrass Outstanding Accomplishment in Management Award

Hisaya Yokota, BS,, CMC, CVS 

Presidential Citation Honor

Po-yi Chang, PhD, CVS-Life and S.C. Sarkar, FINVEST, Hon 

Chapter Effectiveness Award 

SAVE Gulf Chapter 

SAVE International Paper of the Year Award

Hisaya Yokota, BS,, CMC, CVS

"Value Analysis of Koto Through Three Case Studies"

University Challenge Award

Arizona State University

"Implementing VE to Improve Food Distribution Process"

Miles Value Foundation Paper of the Year Award

Chandan Sinha

"Electrical and IT Requirements for a Central Warehouse"






Richard Harrington, CVS‐Life

Lucie Parrot, eng, M.eng., CVS-Life

Chapter Effectiveness Award

National Capital Chapter


SAVE Paper of the Year

April Hiller, AVS, ENV SP

“Market Analysis and Positioning of the VE Brand”


Rising Star Award

Cliff Miller, AVS


Outstanding Value Methodology in Construction


National Minerals Laboratory - US Department of Interior, Bureau of Land Management


Outstanding Value Methodology in Industry

Value Analysis/Value Engineering Program - General Electric Company


Lawrence D. Miles Founders Award

Muthiah Kasi, PE, SE, CVS-Life, FSAVE


Miles Value Foundation Paper of the Year Award

P. Arjunraj

 “Intake Manifold in Automotive Engines”




Award Recipient(s)
Fellow George Hunter, PE, CVS-Life, PMP


Chapter Effectiveness Award                   Greater Michigan Chapter


Presidential Award for Excellence in
Value Management 
Nitin K. Tikle, AVS


Presidential Citations

Istvan Tarjani, CVS, CMC, PVM, TVM and Karen M. Smith


Lawrence D. Miles Founders Award Stephen J. Kirk, PhD, FAIA, CVS-Life, FSAVE, LEED AP


Miles Value Foundation
Paper of the Year Award

R. MuthuKumaran and A. Abilash

“Redesign Inlet Airflow Subsystem to Prevent Bypass Air”


SAVE Paper of the Year Award

James A. Rains, Jr., CVS-Life, FSAVE

“Active Verb; Measurable Noun”


Value Professional of the Year Frank Vicidomina, PE, CVS-Life


Distinguished Service in Government Si-Jin Lee, PhD


Gordon Frank Awards for Outstanding 
Value Methodology in Government 
Metropolitan Avenue/Fresh Pond Bridge over the Long Island Railroad - New York Department of Transportation Contingency Design Program - U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Middle East District Central Puget Sound Regional Transit District Value Engineering Program




Award Recipient(s)
INVEST Best Paper

Surya Prakash Prabhaker

“Design Optimisation of Engine Cooling System”


College of Fellows Laurel M. Dennis, PE, CVS-Life, FSAVE


Chapter Effectiveness Award Greater Michigan Chapter


Presidential Citations

Dal-Sung Lee, PE, CVS-Life

Immediate Past President, Society of Korean Value Engineering

John E. Sloggy, PE, CVS

SAVE Vice President – Marketing


MVF Paper of the Year Award

Min Zhan, AVS

“Apply Value Engineering Tools in Joint-Venture Plant in China”


SAVE Paper of the Year Award

Anita Lukose, CVS

“VM – The Right Methodology for Innovation”


Rising Star Award Patrice M. Miller, AVS


Alphonse J. Dell’Isola Award for Outstanding Value Methodology in Construction VM Application to Constitution Gardens National Mall & Memorial Parks - U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service


Arthur Mudge Award for Outstanding Value Methodology in Industry VM Program & Application to Electricity Distribution Division -  Saudi Electricity Company


Lifetime Achievement Award Donald E. Parker, PE, CCE, CVS-Life, FSAVE


Outstanding Achievement in Management

David T. Szczupak

Executive Vice President Whirlpool Corporation




Award Recipient(s)
College of Fellows David Q. Kirk, AIA, CCC, CCS, LEED AP and Don H. Stafford, PE, CVS –Life


Chapter Effectiveness Award Greater Michigan Chapter


Presidential Citations

Robert A. Burton

Venable, LLP                                                                

Nicholas Torelli

Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Systems of Engineering


Paper of the Year Award Sanjay S. Gaikwad, CVS


Best Manufacturing Paper Award Sundar Raj D.V. and Ravi Rao


Rising Star Award

Hisaya Yokota, PhD,, CVS

Functional Approach Institute Co., Ltd.


Outstanding Achievement in Management

John P. Kweder

Chief Operating Officer, Alfred Benesch & Company


Gordon Frank Award for Outstanding Value Methodology in Government U.S. Army Corps of Engineers St. Paul District for the Fargo-Moorhead Metropolitan Area Flood Risk Management Project


Alphonse J. Dell’Isola Award for Outstanding Value Methodology in Construction Florida Department of Transportation for the Bouygues Civil Works Florida Port of Miami Tunnel Project




Award Recipient(s)
College of Fellows New Inductees James D. Bolton, PE, CVS, PVM; Joseph F. Otero, CVS-Life; Emad W. Shublaq, Ph.D., CPEng., CVS, F.IEAust., F.ASCE, F.AITD; and David C. Wilson, P.Eng., CVS-Life, CPF


Kempter Community Service Award Arizona Chapter


Chapter Effectiveness Award Arizona Chapter


E. T. O'Connell Communicator of the Year Award Mary Ann W. Lewis, FSAVE 


Paper of the Year Award

Munsell McPhillips, Ph.D., CVS

“Revealing Hidden Economic Externalities in Major Projects with VM”


Best Manufacturing Paper Awards

Anupma Kumari

“Creating Business Sustainability with Value Engineering as a Tool”

S. S. Ahluwalia

“VE Project Supporting Economic, Environmental, and Social Sustainability of Business”


Gordon Frank Outstanding Accomplishment in Government Award
New York City Mayor’s Office of Management and Budget for the value study of the connection between the Catskill and Delaware aqueducts at Shaft #4

Honorable Mention:

Toronto Transit Corporation for the Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail – West Tunnels Project


Alphonse J. Dell’Isola Outstanding Accomplishment in Construction Award U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Kansas City District for the Blue River Channel Modification Project


Rising Star Award Benjamin Robertson, AVS


Value Engineering Professional of the Year Award Amy Jo Riffee, CVS


Presidential Citations

Marc Pauwels, CVS, TVM

President of Vereine Deutcher Ingenieure

Ferenc Nádasdi, PhD, CVS-Life, FSAVE

President of the Society of Hungarian Value Analysts

Secretary of Defense

U.S. Department of Defense

Young-Joo Suh, Ph.D., CVS-Life

President of the Society of Korean Value Engineers

Gary R. Myers, PE, CVS

Program Manager, Jacobs Engineering


Lifetime Achievement Award Alphonse J. Dell’Isola, PE, CVS-Life, FSAVE