BHGI Staff

Gregory W. Beers, P.E.

President / Principal Naval Architect

Greg is the President and a Principal Naval Architect at both Bristol Harbor Group, Inc. and The Shearer Group, Inc. He is a registered Professional Engineer in Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York and Texas, and has earned both a M.S.E. and a B.S.E. in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering from the University of Michigan. Greg 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. Greg also sat on the external advisory board for the University of Michigan Department of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering. In addition, Greg has guest lectured at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy and Massachusetts Maritime Academy, and is active in the Propeller Club, The American Waterways Operators (AWO) and is a member of several other industry and technical societies.

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 has earned a B.S.E. in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering from the University of Michigan. Prior to starting BHGI, 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 M.S. in Ocean Technology and Commerce and B.S. 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. He has been involved with 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

Stan has earned a M.S. in Civil Engineering (Applied Mechanics) from the University of Connecticut and a B.S.E. in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering from the University of Michigan. In the past, Stan has worked as the Chief Executive Officer 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. Stan has years of experience in the marine and manufacturing industry.

Stanley Youtt

Daniel P. Eling, P.E.

Senior Naval Architect

Dan has earned a B.S. in Ocean Engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. He is currently pursuing his M.S. in Ocean Engineering. He is a licensed P.E. in the state of Virginia. 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. Dan is a Symposia Committee Chair for SNAME, as well as a member of ASNE and the Royal Institute of Naval Architects.

Daniel Eling

Anna J.D. Fisher

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.

Anna Fisher

Jennifer E. Lorenc

Naval Architect

Jenny has earned a B.S. in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering from Webb Institute. During her time at Webb, Jenny completed five internships. A few of the companies she interned at include, General Dynamics, Electric Boat, where she worked in the shipyard as part of an electrical crew on Submarine Command and Control Systems Module (CCSM) and Matson, Inc., where she sailed aboard the M/V Manoa, a Matson containership, as an engine cadet. She is a member of SNAME and The Institute of Marine Engineering, Science, and Technology.

Jennifer Lorenc

Ian M. Lawson

Naval Architect

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.

Ian Lawson

Teresa L. LaForest

Naval Architect

Teri holds an M.S.E. in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering from the University of Michigan. During her sophomore year of college Teri participated in a summer study abroad program through the University of Michigan – Shanghai Jiao Tong University Joint Institute in Shanghai, China. 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, graduate student instructor for the senior-level naval architecture design courses at the University of Michigan and is currently the Electronic Media Chair for the SNAME Student Steering Committee.

Teresa L. LaForest

Marissa B. Stutzman

Mechanical Engineer

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

Hope M. Burchard

Office Manager

Hope graduated from Lesley College with a B.S. in Education. Hope is the office manager for both Bristol Harbor Group, Inc. & The Shearer Group, Inc. She is responsible for daily office management and organization including insurance requirements, accounting, client and vendor interaction, and human resources. She and her team are the backbone of Bristol Harbor Group, Inc.

Hope Burchard

Kelsey H. Ribeiro

Marketing & Contracts Specialist

Kelsey has earned a B.S. in Business Studies from Johnson & Wales University. She has also earned an A.S. in Criminal Justice. She is responsible managing all of BHGI’s marketing efforts including planning BHGI’s yearly advertising, managing BHGI’s social media pages, and the planning of two trade shows. Kelsey also develops responses to solicitations for BHGI, reviews and puts together subcontracts, and makes sure BHGI is compliant with various contracts. She also helps manage other various day to day administrative tasks.

Kelsey Ribeiro

Marilyn Pease

Administrative Assistant

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

Marilyn Pease

Bristol Harbor Group, Inc. is a full-service naval architecture and marine engineering firm specializing in commercial vessel design and consulting.

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