New Additions to the Bristol Harbor Group, Inc. Team

Bristol,Rhode Island – September 16th, 2015 – Bristol Harbor Group, Inc.(BHGI) would like to announce two new additions to its naval architecture and marine engineering practice. Over the past three months Zachary Gilfus, naval architect, and Marissa Stutzman, mechanical engineer, have joined our team. 

Zachary Gilfus is the most recent addition to BHGI. He joined the team at the end of August, 2015 as a naval architect & marine engineer. Zach graduated this past spring from Webb Institute in Glen Cove, NY with a Bachelor’s of Science in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering. During his time at Webb, Zach interned at four different companies including Carnival Cruise Lines and General Dynamics NASSCO. He was given the American Bureau of Shipping Stevenson Taylor Award for best thesis. Zach passed the fundamentals of engineering exam in the spring of 2015 and was recently approved as a New York State Engineer in Training. 

Marissa Stutzman joined BHGI as a mechanical engineer in June of 2015. She graduated on the dean’s list in the spring of 2015 from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, located in Troy, NY, with a Bachelor’s of Science in Biomedical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering. During her time at Rensselaer, Marissa worked on four different engineering projects all of which she was very passionate. Throughout her academic career she was the team captain for an NCAA Division III swimming and diving team. Marissa was very active in many clubs and societies including the Society of Women’s Engineers and the Women’s Mentor Program among many others. Marissa has been a wonderful addition to the BHGI team. 

BHGI is a full service naval architecture and marine engineering firm specializing in commercial vessel design and consulting. Over the past 20 years, BHGI has produced more than 50 unique designs, to which more than 100 vessels have been built. These include: barges, tugs, ATB’s, passenger vessels, dredges, and yachts. To learn more you can visit our website:


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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