TSGI Staff

Gregory W. Beers, P.E.

President / Principal Naval Architect
Email: gbeers@shearer-group.com

Greg Beers, P.E., 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, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, Louisiana, South Carolina 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
Email: cwood@shearer-group.com

Cory Wood 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.

Edward L. Shearer, P.E.

Principal Naval Architect
Email: eshearer@shearer-group.com

Ed is a principal naval architect at The Shearer Group, Inc. He has earned both his M.S.E. and B.S. in naval architecture and marine engineering from the University of Michigan. Ed is a registered Professional Engineer in Texas, Louisiana, and Pennsylvania. He is also a Certified Marine Surveyor and the previous National Secretary with the National Association of Marine Surveyors (NAMS), a Certified Auditor with the AWO Responsible Carrier Program, President of the Towing Vessel Inspection Bureau (TVIB) involved in certifying auditors to perform management and vessel audits for the AWO-RCP and is certified to conduct Maritime Gear Inspections under OSHA. He is also a member of the Coast Guard Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee (CTAC), the American Bureau of Shipping Western Rivers Technical Committee and SNAME.

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Joshua S. Sebastian, P.E.

Engineering Manager
Email: jsebastian@shearer-group.com

Joshua graduated from the United States Coast Guard Academy where he received his B.S. in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering along with his commission. Upon leaving the Coast Guard, Joshua joined TSGI’s sister company, Bristol Harbor Group, Inc. in 2008 as a Naval Architect. There he applied his practical naval engineering experience to construction oversight projects, vessel inspection, and the design of barges and workboats. Joshua moved to Texas in 2013 to his current position as TSGI’s engineering manager. He is a registered Professional Engineer in Connecticut, Texas, and Washington. He is also a member of SNAME and the American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE).

Harrison C. Brann, P.E.

Senior Naval Architect
Email: hbrann@shearer-group.com

Harrison joined TSGI in 2015. He earned a B.S.E in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and is currently pursuing an M.B.A. from Rice University. He is a registered Professional Engineer in the state of Texas. Harrison has a wide range of knowledge of marine engineering specialties including ship stability, damage analysis, systems integration, ship survivability, and firefighting systems. He is also a member of SNAME.

Anne E. Hasuly, P.E.

Senior Naval Architect
Email: ahasuly@shearer-group.com

Anne joined TSGI in 2017. She earned a B.S. in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering from the University of New Orleans. Anne is a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Texas. She is also a member of SNAME and the Louisiana Engineering Society.

Ryan J. Rendall

Naval Architect
Email: rrendall@shearer-group.com

Ryan joined TSGI in 2017 as a naval architect. He has earned a B.S. in Marine Engineering from Texas A&M University at Galveston. Ryan is also a member of SNAME, ASNE, the Marine Technology Society, Young Professionals in Energy and the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology.

Daniel E. Toerner

Naval Architect
Email: dtoerner@shearer-group.com

Daniel joined TSGI in 2020 as a naval architect. He earned a B.S. in Ocean Engineering from Texas A&M University, College Station. Daniel is a member of SNAME and Marine Technology Society.

Michael A. Booth, Jr.

Naval Architect
Email: mbooth@shearer-group.com

Michael joined TSGI in 2020 as a naval architect. He earned a M.S. in Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering from the University of New Orleans and a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering from Louisiana State University. Prior to TSGI, Michael gained real-world experience working in the field at shipyards. He is also a member of SNAME, the American Association of Drilling Engineers, and the Society of Petroleum Engineers.

David J. Buckley

Senior Designer
Email: dbuckley@shearer-group.com

Dave has over 20 years of experience in the marine industry designing (2D & 3D CAD), building and repairing boats. He also has experience as a Captain. Dave is a senior designer at TSGI where he performs 3D modeling for interference checks and visualization. He provides clients animation and photorealistic renderings of vessels. Dave is also the co-owner of Water Craft Design, LLC and Yacht Management Solutions Watercraft Design where he provides freelance design services to boat builders, private owners and designers.  Dave graduated from the Landing School of Boat Building & Design in 1998. He enjoys spending as much time on the water as possible, whether on a sailboat or powerboat.

Ivan Garcia

Designer
Email: igarcia@shearer-group.com

Ivan joined TSGI in 2015 as a designer. He has earned an A.S. in Mechanical Engineering from San Jacinto College. Ivan is responsible for developing system and structural designs and/or modifications. He is also involved in physical surveys on new and existing vessels.

Barry B. Geraci

Marine Surveyor
Email: bgeraci@shearer-group.com

Barry joined The Shearer Group, Inc. in 1984 as a Marine Surveyor. He has approximately thirty-eight years of experience in inland and offshore barge and boat construction, quality control/assurance inspections and surveying involving new construction repairs and modifications. He is a Certified Marine Surveyor through the National Association of Marine Surveyors (NAMS).

Kelsey H. Ribeiro

Marketing & Contracts Specialist
Email: kribeiro@shearer-group.com

Kelsey is currently pursuing a M.S.L. in Government Procurement from George Washington University Law School. She has earned a B.S. in Business Studies from Johnson & Wales University and a A.S. in Criminal Justice. Kelsey is responsible managing all of TSGI’s marketing efforts including planning TSGI’s yearly advertising, managing TSGI’s social media pages, and planning of two trade shows. She also develops responses to solicitations, reviews and puts together subcontracts, and makes sure TSGI is compliant with various contracts. Kelsey is a member of the National Contract Managers Association (NCMA) and also sits on the local NCMA RI Chapter board.

Jo Ann Pitzer

Administrative Assistant
Email: jpitzer@shearer-group.com

Jo Ann joined The Shearer Group, Inc. in 2013 as an Administrative Assistant. Prior to working at TSGI, Jo Ann worked in the child nutrition industry for 27 years.

Sandy A. Cabral

Office Administrator 
Email: scabral@shearer-group.com

Sandy is TSGI’s office administrator. She graduated from Bridgewater State University with a B.S. in Psychology. Prior to working at TSGI, Sandy held other positions where she provided administrative support to offices.

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