PHOTO RELEASE--UniversalPegasus International Engineer Recognized by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers

HOUSTON, May 23, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII) announced today that Hieu “Hugh” Tran, an employee at HII’s UniversalPegasus International (UPI) subsidiary, is the recipient of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers’ 2016 Keith Thayer Exceptional Early Career Engineer Award. The award was presented earlier this month by ASME’s Petroleum Division at the Offshore Technology Conference in recognition of outstanding dedication, effort and performance by an early career professional.

“We are very proud of Hieu,” said John Barnes, UPI’s senior vice president for project management. “This achievement is a result of his commitment to excellence and hard work, and we are excited about Hugh’s bright future at UPI.”

Tran started his engineering career in 2012 at Jacobs, where he worked in project engineering and management. He was recruited by UPI in 2015 as a senior project engineer in UPI’s project management group.

Tran earned a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Florida, a master’s degree in computational engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering from Vietnam National University. He is a registered professional engineer in Texas.

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About UniversalPegasus International

UniversalPegasus International, a wholly owned subsidiary of HII, delivers world-class expertise, efficiency and value in project management, engineering and construction management for the energy industry. Headquartered in Houston, UPI maintains offices in major energy centers to serve clients in the United States, Canada, Europe, Africa and Asia. For more information, visit

About Huntington Ingalls Industries

Huntington Ingalls Industries is America’s largest military shipbuilding company and a provider of engineering, manufacturing and management services to the nuclear energy, oil and gas markets. For more than a century, HII’s Newport News and Ingalls shipbuilding divisions in Virginia and Mississippi have built more ships in more ship classes than any other U.S. naval shipbuilder. Headquartered in Newport News, Virginia, HII employs nearly 35,000 people operating both domestically and internationally. For more information, visit:

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Source:Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc.