Texas-based inland towboat and barge designer The Shearer Group, Inc. (TSGI) has hired a new designer and naval architect/marine engineer.
New designer Ivan Garcia has been developing system and structural designs and/or modifications for various vessel contracts since June of 2014. 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. He also works 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 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.
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 various clients.