The Shearer Group Inc. (TSGI), a Houston-based leader in the design of inland towboats, ferries and barges, has made two additions to its team of naval architects: Jacob Frost and Colton Bonnaure.
Frost holds a B.S. in naval architecture and marine engineering from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Mich., and is a four-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps (1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment), where he led a squad of Marines in the execution of over 300 security patrols and force protection missions over the course of deployment to Sangin, Afghanistan.
Before working at TSGI, he was a research assistant at Royal Caribbean International in Miami, and at the Marine Hydrodynamics Laboratory at the University of Michigan, writing engineering reports, including physical designs, experimental approaches, and analyzed experimental data.
Bonnaure has a B.S. in ocean engineering from Texas A&M University, where he was the senior captain of the Human Powered Submarine Team and redesigned a new controls system for a one-man submarine.
For his undergraduate research project, Bonnaure assisted in the development of a free running model of a high-speed watercraft meant to be self-propelled and controlled remotely. He also took a four-week course in Italy, studying the theory of structures and finite element analysis.
Before joining TSGI, Bonnaure worked as a field engineer intern at Manson Construction Co. in Long Beach, Calif., and assisted in the development and construction of a 1,400+ linear foot section of a reinforced concrete wharf and in the coordination of various subcontractors.