New additions to the TSGI team!

Seabrook, Texas – The ShearerGroup, Inc. (TSGI) would like to introduce its newest members to the TSGI team: Ivan Garcia and Alex Ediger.

Ivan Garcia has been with TSGI since June of 2014 as a designer. Some of his daily duties include but are not limited to, developing system and structural designs and/or modifications for various contracts for vessels for which the company has been contracted. He is also involved in physical surveys on new and existing vessels. Ivan obtained his certificate in mechanical engineering in 2013 and is continuing to pursue his associate’s degree in mechanical engineering with an expected completion date of December 2015.

Alex Ediger has been with TSGI since September of 2014 as a naval architect and marine engineer. Alex is involved in developing structural and system designs for marine equipment in compliance with regulatory requirements. He is also involved in deadweight surveys on new and modified vessels, dry dock stability calculations and inspections and working with the Coast Guard, Marine Safety Center. Prior to joining the TSGI team, Alex was a graduate student instructor for NAVARCH 270 at the University of Michigan where he led laboratory experiments and gave lectures and received his master’s in naval architecture and marine engineering in 2014. During his studies at the University of Michigan, Alex interned with The Shearer Group, Inc., and we are very happy to have him back. In his spare time he enjoys sailing/yacht racing and working on powerboats/sailboats.

In addition to Mr. Ediger and Mr. Garcia, The Shearer Group has retained the services of Mr. Ted Waxler and Mr. Bill Stegbauer as consultants. Mr. Stegbauer will be assisting in towing vessels design and Mr. Waxler assisting with TSGI’s involvement with management and vessel audits for TSGI’s various clients.

The Shearer Group, Inc. is the global leader for design of inland towboats and barges. We have a rich history of providing naval architecture and marine engineering services to the marine industry, with a focus on the inland sector. Inland barges built to our designs number in the thousands, along with a myriad of towboat, dry dock and other specialty designs. Further, we are proud to be one of the only naval architecture and marine engineering members of The American Waterways Operators, Inc.


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

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