BHGI Staff

Gregory W. Beers, P.E.

President / Principal Naval Architect
Email: gbeers@bristolharborgroup.com

Gregory is the President and Principal Naval Architect at both Bristol Harbor Group, Inc. and The Shearer Group, Inc. He holds both a Master of Science in Engineering and a Bachelor of Science in Engineering in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering from the University of Michigan. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, Louisiana, South Carolina and Texas. Gregory has over thirty years of extensive design and engineering experience combined with project and construction oversight. Gregory sits on the external advisory board for the University of Michigan Department of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering and is a recipient of the Department’s Merit Award. Gregory is an active member of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME Fellow), the Propeller Club, the American Society of Naval Engineers, the American Waterways Operators, and several other industry and technical societies, including the Marine Technology Society. Additionally, Gregory has guest lectured at many colleges and conferences over the years including but not limited to the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, Massachusetts Maritime Academy, the University of Michigan, and Webb Institute.

 

 

Cory C. Wood

Vice President / Principal Naval Architect
Email: cwood@bristolharborgroup.com

Cory is the Vice President at both Bristol Harbor Group, Inc. and The Shearer Group, Inc. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering from the University of Michigan. Cory has over twenty-five years of extensive design and engineering experience, particularly in the field. Prior to establishing Bristol Harbor Group, Inc., Cory held positions in both shipyard engineering offices and as a junior naval architect for a vessel operator. Cory is a past Chairman of the New England Section of SNAME and sits on the Landing School of Boatbuilding’s Design Program Professional Advisory Committee.

William A. Jordan

Senior Naval Architect
Email: bill@bristolharborgroup.com

Bill holds both a Master of Science in Ocean Technology and Commerce and a Bachelor of Science in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering from Webb Institute. He has over 20 years of experience in the design, construction, maintenance, repair, and onboard operational analysis of commercial and special-purpose vessels. Bill has been involved with the new construction, repair, and conversion work for a wide variety of vessels, marine installations, and support systems in the commercial sector; as well as specialized vessels for the U.S. Navy and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Design and consulting responsibilities have included structural, mechanical, and ship systems design at the conceptual and detail design levels as well as project management services including owner representation, construction supervision services, and securing regulatory approvals from the United States Coast Guard and American Bureau of Shipping.

William Jordan

Stanley A. Youtt

Senior Naval Architect
Email: syoutt@bristolharborgroup.com

Stan holds a Master of Science in Civil Engineering (Applied Mechanics) from the University of Connecticut and a Bachelor of Science in Engineering in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering from the University of Michigan. Stan has vast experience in the marine and manufacturing industry and assists in various aspects of vessel design including proposal development, concept/structural design, risk analysis, and customer reports. In the past, Stan has worked as the Chief Executive of Ranor, Inc., President of C&W, Inc., Vice President of the American Tank and Fabricating Company, and General Superintendent of Steel Trades and Coordinator of Post Launch Hull Construction at General Dynamics, Electric Boat.

Daniel P. Eling, P.E.

Engineering Manager
Email: deling@bristolharborgroup.com

Dan holds a Bachelor of Science in Ocean Engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in the Commonwealth of Virginia and State of Rhode Island. Dan served in the U.S. Coast Guard for three years, where he participated in multiple training and operational cruises aboard the USCGC EAGLE and USCGC BOUTWELL. He then worked for 15 years as a naval architect in Washington, DC on numerous U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard, commercial, and international naval projects including DDG 1000, USCG FRC, and LCS 2. Dan is a project manager for new construction and major conversion work on commercial and government passenger and work vessels. He is also a past chair of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers Chesapeake and New England sections, and a member of the American Society of Naval Engineers.

Anna J.D. Fisher

Senior Naval Architect
Email: afisher@bristolharborgroup.com

Annie graduated from the University of Michigan with a B.S. in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering. She started at Michigan as an aerospace engineer but switched to naval architecture after sailing as crew from San Diego to Honolulu on the Robert C. Seamans. Prior to joining BHGI, Annie interned at Bath Iron Works and Hyundai Heavy Industries. She is proficient in AutoCAD, Rhino 3D, FEMAP, GHS, MATLAB, Axis and Delima VS.

Ian M. Lawson, P.E.

Senior Naval Architect
Email: ilawson@bristolharborgroup.com

Ian holds a B.S. in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering from Webb Institute. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in Rhode Island. During his time at Webb, Ian had multiple ashore and underway internships. At BHGI, Ian has filled both engineering and project management roles and specializes in novel vessel designs and concepts, especially related to alternative fuels and electric propulsion systems. Ian has been involved in a diesel-electric-with-energy-storage passenger ferry design and has worked on multiple other diesel electric and/or battery-hybrid projects as well as many LNG vessel designs. Other engineering focuses include powering analysis utilizing computational fluid dynamics, electrical systems, and coordination with regulatory bodies on novel engineering solutions. In addition, Ian is a member of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers.

Teresa L. LaForest, P.E.

Senior Naval Architect
Email: tlaforest@bristolharborgroup.com

Teri holds both an M.S. in Engineering and a B.S. in Engineering in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering from the University of Michigan. She is a registered Professional Engineer in Rhode Island. During her time at Michigan, Teri interned at a marine consulting firm and a shipyard engineering office. Teri has experience in various aspects of vessel design with an emphasis in structural engineering and finite element analysis for both full ship analyses as well as local areas of interest. She also has served as project manager, coordinating design efforts with clients, shipyards, and regulatory bodies. Additionally, she is a member of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers.

Kendall R. Auth

Naval Architect
Email: kauth@bristolharborgroup.com

Kendall earned a B.S. in Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering and her commission from the United States Coast Guard Academy in New London, CT. in May 2015. Prior to joining BHGI, Kendall served in the U.S. Coast Guard for five years as an Engineer-In-Training, Deck Watch Officer, and Executive Officer specializing in naval engineering and operations afloat. She is a registered Engineer-In-Training in the state of Connecticut.

Tommy E. Linden

Naval Architect
Email: tlinden@bristolharborgroup.com

Tommy earned a B.S. in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering from Webb Institute in Glen Cove, NY. During his time at Webb, Tommy interned at Bristol Harbor Group, Inc., the Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock Division, Eagle Bulk, Newport News Shipbuilding, and General Dynamics Electric Boat. Tommy is also a member of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers and the American Society of Naval Engineers.

Braden A. Delaney

Naval Architect
Email: bdelaney@bristolharborgroup.com

Braden earned a B.S.E. in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI. During his time at the University of Michigan, Braden interned at NASSCO and NAVSEA, providing engineering support for shipyard operations in addition to interning as a Salvage Naval Architect. Braden is also a member of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers.

Taylor S. Althouse

Naval Architect
Email: talthouse@bristolharborgroup.com

Taylor earned an M.S.E. in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI. During his time at the University of Michigan, Taylor interned at Hornbeck Offshore Services, LLC. in Covington, LA, where he gained experience completing intact and damage stability calculations, creating trim and stability booklets, and developing tank sounding tables for the company’s various vessels.

Kyle C. Pagan

Naval Architect
Email: kpagan@bristolharborgroup.com

Kyle earned a Masters degree in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering from the University of New Orleans and a Bachelor’s degree in Petroleum Engineering from Louisiana State University. For his graduate research, he conducted an in-depth study of the performance of 3D printing materials under the influence of water exposure, investigating their potential effects on ship models utilized in towing tank testing.

Kasey J. Kennedy

Naval Architect
Email: kkennedy@bristolharborgroup.com

Kasey graduated from Webb Institute with a Bachelor of Science in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering. During her time at Webb, Kasey interned at BHGI, Metal Shark, and BLOM Maritime, Inc. where she assisted naval architects and marine engineers with internal projects utilizing Rhino, AutoCAD, and Excel. Kasey is also a member of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE), Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME), and the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science, and Technology (IMarEST).

Brandon J. Foy, P.E.

Naval Architect
Email: bfoy@bristolharborgroup.com

Brandon holds a Master’s degree in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering from the University of Michigan and a Bachelor’s degree in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering from the Coast Guard Academy. He is also a licensed Professional Engineer in the District of Columbia. Before joining BHGI, Brandon was an Officer in the United States Coast Guard and served aboard Coast Guard Cutters HAMILTON and RESOLUTE. After attending graduate school at the University of Michigan, Brandon was assigned to Coast Guard Headquarters as a staff engineer at the Marine Safety Center and the Office of Standards Evaluation and Development. Following his service in the Coast Guard, Brandon became a naval architect in Washington, DC where he provided engineering support to the United States Coast Guard Ship Design Team. Specifically, he supported the Polar Security Cutter, the Offshore Patrol Cutter, the Waterways Commerce Cutter, and others.

David M. Fornaro

Senior Mechanical Engineer
Email: dfornaro@bristolharborgroup.com

David earned a M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania. He has over three decades of experience and owns an engineering consulting firm in Rhode Island called Ariston Technologies, Inc. He has experience in the areas of composites engineering, structural analysis and mechanical systems in the marine, wind energy, automotive, architectural and aerospace industries. Dave is BHGI’s Finite Element Analysis expert.

Marissa B. Stutzman

Mechanical Engineer
Email: mstutzman@bristolharborgroup.com

Marissa has earned a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Marissa has been a member of the Society of Women Engineers since 2012. She also has experience in a machine shop and welding.

Marissa Stutzman

Sandy A. Cabral

Office Administrator
Email: scabral@bristolharborgroup.com

Sandy graduated from Bridgewater State University with a B.S. in Psychology. Sandy is responsible for ensuring the office operates smoothly and efficiently by coordinating office operations and activities, while providing support to management. She also manages BHGI’s social media pages and sponsorships for marketing purposes. Sandy is fluent in Portuguese.

Marilyn Pease

Administrative Assistant
Email: mpease@bristolharborgroup.com

Marilyn attended Northeastern University as well as Bryant College. She has years of experience as an executive assistant. Prior to working for BHGI, Marilyn worked at FM Global as a Senior Administrative Assistant.

Marilyn Pease
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