Gregory W. Beers, P.E.
President / Principal Naval Architect
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 twenty-five years of extensive design and engineering experience combined with project and construction oversight. Gregory is a past Chairman of the New England Section of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) and a member of the Society’s Scholarship Committee. In addition, he is an active member of the Propeller Club, The American Waterways Operators (AWO), The American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC), The Passenger Vessel Association (PVA) and many others. 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
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
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.
Stanley A. Youtt
Senior Naval Architect
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., Video 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.
Senior Naval Architect
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
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
Ian has earned a B.S. in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering from Webb Institute. During his time at Webb Ian completed a winter internship at BHGI. He also interned at Foss Maritime in Seattle where he provided engineering support for a fireboat new-build project and helped with the preliminary design of a warehouse barge. He also spent one semester working on an LNG carrier. Ian loves sailing and has experience racing sailboats during high school and at Webb. Ian is a member of SNAME, ASNE and MTS.
Teresa L. LaForest
Teri holds an M.S.E. in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering from the University of Michigan. While at the University of Michigan, Teri interned at General Dynamics, NASSCO in San Diego, CA and at Glosten in Seattle, WA. She was the social chair for the Quarterdeck Honorary Society, President of University of Michigan’s Habitat for Humanity club, and graduate student instructor for the senior-level naval architecture design courses at the University of Michigan. She is also a member of SNAME.
Kendall R. Auth
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
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.
Jeb T. Hamel
Jeb 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, Jeb interned as a Naval Architect at BMT Designers and Planners in Arlington, VA., where he gained experience creating general arrangement plans and performing stress and weights calculations for naval designs.
David M. Fornaro
Senior Mechanical Engineer
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
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.
Kelsey H. Ribeiro
Marketing & Contracts Specialist
Kelsey is currently pursuing a M.S. in Government Contracts from George Washington University. She has earned a B.S. in Business Studies from Johnson & Wales University and a A.S. in Criminal Justice. Kelsey is responsible for managing some of BHGI’s marketing efforts including planning BHGI’s yearly advertising and planning trade shows. She also develops responses to solicitations, reviews and puts together subcontracts, and makes sure BHGI is compliant with various contracts. Kelsey is a member of the National Contract Managers Association.
Sandy A. Cabral
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 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.